Biggest Hits: Upstate in Canisteo, “The World’s Largest Living Sign” (at 300ft by 900ft) consists of 260 scotch-pine trees arranged to spell out the town's name on a hillside. And at least a couple of people a year must look at Brooklyn’s 37-foot Statue Of Liberty replica and say, “It looked so much bigger in Ghostbusters!”
Big Whiff: Crows are already creepy, so no need to make them gigantic, roadside side-eyers, Fishers Landing off I-81. Did they just move?
Biggest Hits: Once upon a time, America shot a man into space atop a nuclear ballistic missile, he lived, and now we can all admire the 92-foot-tall Redstone Rocket replica built in his honor. Besides shooting men into space, NH is also all about flinging pumpkins there with the Yankee Siege Trebuchet in Greenfield.
Big Whiff: Oddly enough, the words “Christmas Theme Park” inspire no desire to pull over. And yet the park remains open.
Biggest Hits: At the height of the USA’s car craze, Uniroyal reached even higher with the Uniroyal Giant Tire Ferris wheel. It was stripped of its mechanics, probably by Detroit’s 24-foot-long sculpture of Joe Louis’ punching arm, and made into a regular, immobile 80-foot-tall tire, but it’s still pretty awesome.
Big Whiff: What is even the point of stopping to look at the World’s Former Largest Cherry Pie Pan? Did Michigan learn nothing from Talladega Nights? If you ain’t first, you’re last.