Biggest Hits: “World’s largest” claims are dubious in the roadside game, but we’re inclined to believe Florida on its 200-foot-and-one-inch-long Swampy the Alligator, at the entrance to Jungle Adventures in Christmas. Islamorada’s Betsy, the 35-foot-long, 25-foot-high lobster, is a meticulously detailed reminder that lobsters are really just delicious roaches.
Big Whiff: Maybe that car stuck to the side of a building in Miami made slightly more sense when it was the American Police Museum and not a medical center?
Biggest Hits: Chocktaw’s enormous Sonic Cup (Exit 166, I-40) is actually a disguised municipal water tank, kind of a bummer if you’re expecting gallons of cherry limeade, but still pretty sweet. At Catoosa on Route 66, you can climb inside -- and slide back out of -- a giant Blue Whale. And head to Oklahoma City for an unlikely assemblage -- a dinosaur donning tennis shoes, a cowgirl, and a charismatic raccoon, among others, all in front of a library.
Big Whiff: Barnsdall has the world’s only main street oil well, probably because that’s just a terrible idea.