There’s something just so American about roadside attractions. We’ve all been on the family road trip and seen the gimmicky roadside attractions they hope you’ll stop at. No matter what part of the country you are traveling through you will find these tourist traps on backroads. I’m sorry to admit I have never stopped, even though there are a lot of rather interesting roadside attractions in North Carolina. I did drive by one mentioned on the list, in Thomasville, on my way to a dance competition years ago. Couples were taking prom photos in front of a giant chair. That memory has stuck with me for years!
Several ‘world’s largest” items on this list include furniture, frying pans, and a religious reference. There are also some things I’d classify as ‘oddities’ a term I can’t remember the last time I used. And finally, there are just some interesting attractions you may have not known our state had. So the next time you’re on a road trip maybe you’ll find a reason to stop and stretch your legs. Have you ever been to any of these locations? Did we miss any? Let us know on social media! Here are 9 of the most peculiar roadside attractions in North Carolina.