joelewis86's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Leaderboard Highlights
joelewis86's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Lake Charles, Louisiana
1st
Places visited in Encinitas, California
1st
Places visited in Aptos, California
2nd
Places visited in Barranquilla, Colombia
4th
Places visited in Medellín, Colombia
4th
Places visited in Kansas City, Kansas
Loading map...
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas

Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic in the World

The 40-foot-tall votive candle is the largest of its kind.
San Antonio, Texas

Giant Hog Stand

This big empty pig is a nostalgic throwback to mid-20th-century Texas barbecue.
San Antonio, Texas

Rosita's Bridge

An ivy-covered arch bridge dedicated to Tejano music singer and legend Rosita Fernandez.
San Antonio, Texas

Japanese Tea Garden

A gorgeous garden oasis with winding paths, stone bridges, and a troubling history.
San Antonio, Texas

Classmates

What was meant as an innocent piece of art has earned a reputation as the "mansplaining sculpture."
San Antonio, Texas

World's Largest Cowboy Boots

These boots are made for selfies.
Converse, Texas

The Giant Stag of Converse

An amazing stag sculpture constructed entirely of discarded materials.
Seguin, Texas

World's Largest Pecan

The saga of the massive nut begins and ends in Texas.
Bastrop, Texas

The Gas Station

The pit stop from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" now serves beef and pork barbecue, not people.
Luling, Texas

Luling Watermelon Water Tower

A fruit-loving town welcomes visitors with a giant melon set against the sky.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Pecan Pie Vending Machine

A 24-hour vending machine restocked daily with homemade full-sized pecan pies.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Ms. Pearl

The world's largest squirrel statue clutches a pecan bigger than your head.
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Austin, Texas

'Hi, How Are You' Mural

This simple frog painting created by musician Daniel Johnston embodies the spirit of Austin.
Austin, Texas

Stone Windmill

This stone windmill marks an old, mysterious homestead in what is now central Austin.
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
Lampasas, Texas

World's Largest Spur

A spur fit for a giant sits just off Highway 281 in Texas.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
Irving, Texas

Momo Stop

Exceptional Nepalese food can be found in a Texas gas station.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
Royse City, Texas

Royse City Futuro House

This crumbling UFO is one of only a few remaining "moveable ski chalets" of its kind.