Driving through Oregon, you may come across some pretty bizarre roadside attractions. From life-sized dinosaur sculptures to fake ghost towns, here are eight odd roadside attractions that are sure to catch your eye:
8. Paul Bunyan statue, Portland
This famous, 31-foot Paul Bunyan statue is located on North Interstate Avenue in Portland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
7. Prehistoric Gardens, Highway 101
Located on the beautiful Highway 101, this charming roadside attraction features 23 incredible, life-sized dinosaur sculptures.
6. Short Bridge Ghost Town, Highway 20
Driving along highway 20, you'll come across the tiny ghost town of Short Bridge. Upon closer inspection, however, you can see that the little town is fake; it's only a very ornate facade.
5. Enchanted Forest, off Interstate 5
This unique, fairytale-themed amusement park is absolutely enchanting. It's located just off the I-5 near Salem.
4. Caveman sculpture, Grants Pass
Driving through Grants Pass, you'll be greeted by this awesome, 17-foot-tall caveman sculpture.
3. Peterson Rock Garden, Redmond
This amazing rock garden and museum features incredible handmade miniatures of famous monuments, castles, bridges, and more - and it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just outside of Redmond just off US 97.
2. Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery, Gold Hill
The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery is a bafflling place where you'll witness strange phenomena like balls rolling uphill, brooms balancing on their handles, and more. Located in Gold Hill just off the I-5.
1. Peace Candle of the World, Highway 30.
This incredible 50-foot candle is located on Highway 30 in Scappoose. Formerly a silo, this huge structure was filled with candle wax and renovated into an enormous candle promoting world peace.