4. Paul Bunyan statues
Bangor, ME, Akeley, MN, and Klamath, CA
Numerous cities claim American folk hero Paul Bunyan -- he of the seven feet tall, blue ox-loving, forest-clearing lumberjack creation myth -- as their own, from Maine (where he supposedly caused such a ruckus as a baby that locals built him a crib anchored a few miles offshore) to Northern California. Which explains the preponderance of Paul Bunyan statues laying around, like the 31-foot tall, 3,700-pound, red flannel-clad, hurricane-rated one in Bangor, or the 49-foot wooden beam one with matching 35-foot statue of Babe the Blue Ox in Northern Cafornia.
Insta factor: Our favorite -- Akeley, Minnesota’s 30 ½ foot version, which allows visitors to sit in his giant palm for photos.