Alabama Attractions July 04, 2016
11 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In Alabama That Will Make You Do A Double Take
While driving through Alabama, there’s really no telling what you’ll see. From strange statues to oddly-shaped buildings, and one-of-a-kind churches to oversized furniture, this state seriously has it all. Listed below are 11 bizarre roadside attractions in Alabama that’ll make you do a double take.
1. World's Largest Office Chair
Located in Anniston, at Miller's Office Furniture, sits the "World's Largest Office Chair." It measures 33 feet tall and has a 15-foot-square seat. 10 tons of steel were used during the manufacturing process.
2. Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel
Known as the "Church With a Rock In It," the Sallie Howard Memorial Chapel will definitely catch your eye while driving down the road. Located in Mentone, this unique chapel is fused with a giant boulder that's used as the pulpit's backdrop.
3. Car Bumper Rooster
Located at Art Wurks, in Brundidge, this rooster is made from used car bumpers. Talk about a real head turner!
4. African Village in America
For many years in Birmingham, Joe Minter has been collecting bits of scrap and junk to create art. He's filled his yard with his art and it's easily visible from the road. The theme of his collection is African-American and everyone is invited for a free tour during daylight hours. (931 Nassau Ave SW)
5. Giant Tin Man
Along the Demopolis Highway, in Forkland, sits a 32-foot-tall Tin Man that was designed by rancher Jim Bird. A few of his other creations are also onsite.
6. Car Half in the Ground
Arrington's Transmissions, a transmission shop in Cullman, has an old car out front that's buried hood-first in the ground. And if you look closely, you'll notice the mailbox is made out of a transmission.
7. Elephant Service Station
What was originally built as a rocky seaside cliff with a lighthouse is now an abandoned service station that resembles an elephant. This uniquely shaped service station is located in Roanoke.
8. Cross Garden
Cross Garden, located in Prattville, features thousands of wooden crosses with Bible scripture fragments and warnings of Hell. This roadside attraction is definitely worth checking out. (Autauga County Rd 86)
9. Rock Animal Zoo
Located just outside of Scottsboro, the Rock Animal Zoo isn't your typical zoo. This unique zoo features several animals that have been created out of limestone and colorful paints. Kids absolutely love this roadside attraction!
10. Abandoned Airplane Gas Station
This abandoned gas station, located in Vinemont, closed in 2010. However, the yellow 1939 Beechcraft 18 still remains.
11. Schnitzer the Pig
Located in Dothan, this metal hog sculpture was originally built to advertise a hog feed mill. It's now used for entertainment purposes. At times it'll be painted in team colors, and during the holidays it's been seen wrapped up in Christmas lights. Schnitzer the Pig is sponsored by a scrap metal company.
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