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    The Big Banana was built on the Pacific Highway near Coffs Harbour, Australia in 1964. The reason...

    The Big Banana was built on the Pacific Highway near Coffs Harbour, Australia in 1964. The reason for construction is unknown, but it is modeled after a prize-winning banana from the ‘60’s and is the gateway to banana-themed shops and tours of the adjacent plantations. Source

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    Located right off the Oxley Highway in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia, the "Big Bull of Wau...

    Located right off the Oxley Highway in Wauchope, New South Wales, Australia, the “Big Bull of Wauchope” was created by dairy farmer John Eggert to stimulate tourism in his town. Before it was torn down, the Bull housed a gift shop and a deli. Source

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    Sac City, Iowa is home of the world's largest ball of popcorn. It is stored in a shed, but do...

    Sac City, Iowa is home of the world’s largest ball of popcorn. It is stored in a shed, but don’t worry, there are billboards along the highway with directions. Source

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    Built in 1990, this gigantic beer can is located above the Grand Hotel in Cobar, Australia. It is...

    Built in 1990, this gigantic beer can is located above the Grand Hotel in Cobar, Australia. It is five meters tall and holds the Guinness World Record for largest beer can in the world. Source

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    This is the first of a number of food-related water towers. When the Dixie Cup Corporation moved ...

    This is the first of a number of food-related water towers. When the Dixie Cup Corporation moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1958, one of the first things they did was turn the water tower on the company land into a huge Dixie cup for the whole town to admire. Source

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    Built by, and in the town of Guyra, New South Wales, Australia, the "Big Lamb" was created to pro...

    Built by, and in the town of Guyra, New South Wales, Australia, the “Big Lamb” was created to promote the town’s booming potato and lamb industry. It also comes in handy during the town’s annual week-long Lamb and Potato Festival. Source

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    The Big Avocado marks the entrance of Tropical Fruit World (doesn't that sound like a fun pla...

    The Big Avocado marks the entrance of Tropical Fruit World (doesn’t that sound like a fun place to visit?) in Duranbah, Australia. Source

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    In 1998, Fresh Food Market of Belconnen, Australia teamed up with the Australian Cancer Society t...

    In 1998, Fresh Food Market of Belconnen, Australia teamed up with the Australian Cancer Society to build a place where parents and their children can relax in between running errands. The playground, shaded by this bright mushroom, opened later on that year. Source

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    In 1969, these huge beer tanks belonged to the G. Heileman Brewing Company Old Style brewery. An ...

    In 1969, these huge beer tanks belonged to the G. Heileman Brewing Company Old Style brewery. An anonymous Wisconsin resident decided to paint the tanks in the likeness of a giant six-pack. When the G. Heileman brewery was bought by the La Crosse brewery in 1999, they decided to keep the giant six-pack and painted the likeness of their beer on the tanks. Source

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    During the peak of the industrial era, Detroit made a name for itself as a good city for the prod...

    During the peak of the industrial era, Detroit made a name for itself as a good city for the production of iron stoves. At the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, Michigan Stove Company created this 25-foot monument to represent the city of Detroit. It was re-erectd in 1998 for Michigan’s State Fair. Source

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    The Stawnichy Meat Processing factory, located in Canada, has been run by the Stawnichy family si...

    The Stawnichy Meat Processing factory, located in Canada, has been run by the Stawnichy family since 1959. Famous for its kielbasa, the family had this statue created in honor of the factory. Source

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    The people of Alberta, Canada must really love pierogies. In 1993, they had this statue created i...

    The people of Alberta, Canada must really love pierogies. In 1993, they had this statue created in honor of the famous Ukrainian food. The fork was not part of the original statue, and had to be added on later due to some confusion over what the 27 foot tall statue was of exactly. Source

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    In October of 1949, the Brooks Foods Plant turned this water tower into a giant advertisement for...

    In October of 1949, the Brooks Foods Plant turned this water tower into a giant advertisement for their original ketchup. It cost them 23,000 dollars and is the only thing that remains from the original Foods plant. Source

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    East of San Diego, California, there is a small town called Lemon Grove. Naturally, it is famous ...

    East of San Diego, California, there is a small town called Lemon Grove. Naturally, it is famous for its lemons and naturally the town’s main tourist attraction is its massive monument to the sour citrus fruit. Source

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    Lulling, Texas, who's industries have nothing to do with the watermelon, is home to this 154 ...

    Lulling, Texas, who’s industries have nothing to do with the watermelon, is home to this 154 food water tower. Source

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    For over 60 years, married couple George and Elizabeth James have run a pecan farm on the outskir...

    For over 60 years, married couple George and Elizabeth James have run a pecan farm on the outskirts of Brunswick, Missouri. In 1947, they discovered a new species of pecan, named it the Starking Hardy Grain pecan and built a replica of it out of concrete (completed in 1982). It’s a great marker for Brunswick’s annual Pecan Festival, held every October. Source

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    Since 1973, this gazebo has acted as a pedestal for a 25-foot tall corn cob made of fiber glass. ...

    Since 1973, this gazebo has acted as a pedestal for a 25-foot tall corn cob made of fiber glass. It is loctaed in Olivia, Minnesota. Source

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    Castroville, California is home to this giant artichoke. If you decide to visit, be sure to grab ...

    Castroville, California is home to this giant artichoke. If you decide to visit, be sure to grab lunch at the Giant Artichoke Restaurant (located next to this monument) or join in the fun at the annual Artichoke Festival. It’s not as lame as it sounds; Marilyn Monroe was the festival’s first artichoke beauty pageant queen in 1948. Source

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    Staton, Iowa has reason for the 1971 construction of this colorful water tower coffee pot. It was...

    Staton, Iowa has reason for the 1971 construction of this colorful water tower coffee pot. It was the home of actress Virginia Christine, who starred in many Folgers’ coffee commercials as Mrs. Olson. Source

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    Until the 1950's, Winlock, Washington, was the second largest egg-producing town in America. ...

    Until the 1950’s, Winlock, Washington, was the second largest egg-producing town in America. The egg was created in 1923 using canvas, as part of the celebration of the opening of the Pacific Highway. It was replaced with a plastic egg in 1944, then a fiberglass egg in the ‘60’s. In 1993, it was replaced again, by a local chicken farmer named Vern Zander. In case you haven’t caught onto the pattern by now, there IS an Egg Day Festival, celebrated by the town in June. Source

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    Towards the end of World War I, Cornelia, Georgia was known for its apple orchards. In an act of ...

    Towards the end of World War I, Cornelia, Georgia was known for its apple orchards. In an act of apple orchard pride, the town had this steel stature erected in 1925 at their local train station. It weighs around 5,200 pounds. Source