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Las Cruces, New Mexico

World's Largest Chile Pepper Sculpture

This 47-foot chile pepper sculpture welcomes Scoville heat unit obsessed tourists to the Big Chile Inn.
El Paso, Texas

Casa de Azucar

The house's confection-like decorations are the result of one man's painstaking work over decades.
Junction, Texas

Deer Horn Tree

A curious cone-shaped structure made of wire and covered with antlers.
Houston, Texas

Smither Park

A park filled with vibrant mosaics created by more than 300 folk artists.
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
Arjang, Sweden

Årjängstrollet

This giant wooden sculpture is based on local folklore and is said to be "possibly" Sweden's largest troll.
Mölndal, Sweden

The Waterfall of Kvarnbyn Mölndal

Once the center of power for the region's various factories.
Linköping, Sweden

Cirkulation II

This simple roadside art installation ended up sparking a folk art movement and a controversy of international proportions.
Wichita Falls, Texas

Newby-McMahon Building

World's smallest skyscraper, the product of a remarkable con.
Hearne, Texas

Grave in the Road

This one-woman cemetery was a small civil rights victory.
Montevallo, Alabama

Tinglewood Carvings

Orr Park's dead trees have been carved into a menagerie of whimsical visages.
Dothan, Alabama

Peanuts on Parade

Dothan, Alabama has been invaded by scores of anthropomorphic peanuts.
Dothan, Alabama

World’s Smallest City Block

This tiny, triangular block has held the world record since 1964.
Seale, Alabama

The Drive-Thru Museum

A wealth of local folk art, antiques, and curios, without ever leaving your car.
Huntsville, Alabama

Dead Children's Playground

What else would you call a playground hidden in Alabama's oldest and largest cemetery?
Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center

One person's lost luggage is another person's treasure.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Lee Vining, California

Grave of the Unknown Prospector

A new monument to an old grave that was uncovered during the rebuilding of a California ghost town.
Esmeralda County, Nevada

Coaldale, Nevada

This tiny cluster of abandoned buildings looks like the future of the ghost town - today!
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America," this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
Eureka, Nevada

Eureka County Courthouse

The current Eureka County Courthouse replaced an all-wooden structure that had previously been an ice-skating rink.
Imlay, Nevada

Thunder Mountain Monument

The self-made house sculpture of an outsider artist who named himself "Chief Rolling Thunder."
Battle Mountain, Nevada

Armpit of America

Small Nevada town embraced its designation as the "Armpit of America" with an Old Spice-sponsored festival.
Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.