10 Awesome Food Landmarks to Visit During Your Next Road Trip
The open road is a great place, until you get hungry. Then you are forced to play the "which chain restaurant" game. Kill two birds with one tasty stone by visiting a famous food-related landmark during your next road trip.
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Randy's Donuts — Los Angeles
There is a reason why this doughnut place has been featured in so many movies, television shows and even video games. The giant doughnut that sits atop the roof has become a bona-fide icon. The actual doughnuts are pretty good too.
World's Largest Peanut — Ashburn, Ga.
Next time you find yourself driving through Georgia, make a pit stop to visit this gargantuan nut. The 20-foot-tall monument, which was erected in 1975, acts as a tribute to all things peanut. It's the perfect place to get out, stretch and, well, eat some peanuts.
Cookin' From Scratch — Doolittle, Mo.
This awesome diner is known for its signature delivery car, which features a gigantic chicken on its hood. The restaurant is also known for their "Route 66" burger challenge, which tasks customers to eat a 66-ounce burger in just 66 minutes. Do you dare?
Giant Hood Milk Bottle — Boston
Find yourself passing through Boston? Kill some time at this absolutely gigantic milk bottle, which doubles as an ice cream shop. This dairy giant was built all the way back in 1934 and sits just in front of the Boston Children's Museum.
Big Mac Museum — North Huntington, Pa.
Legend tells that the iconic Big Mac sandwich was invented mere miles from this tasty museum. To commemorate this, the building offers tribute to the history of the Big Mac. It also doubles as a working McDonald's restaurant, just in case you work up an appetite by spectating.
World's Largest Frying Pan — Long Beach, Wash.
Can you imagine the amount of bacon and eggs you could cook up in this bad boy? It stands over 14 feet tall, after all. Unfortunately, the world's largest stove doesn’t come along with it.
The World's Only Corn Palace — Mitchell, S.D.
Yeah. It's an entire palace made out of corn. What's more, it has stood as a testament to your favorite movie theater snack for more than 120 years. This place attracts nearly 500,000 visitors a year, so it must be doing something right.
Literal Fork in the Road — Springfield, Mo.
Have you ever had to make a big decision and choose one road over another? Then this gigantic fork in Missouri will carry some emotional significance for you. This fork, which stands over 35 feet tall, was built in 1998, as an advertisement for an area restaurant. That eatery failed, but the fork lives on.
World's Largest Teapot — Chester, W. Va.
Who doesn't love a good cup of tea, especially if it's brewed in a teapot that is 14 feet wide and 14 feet tall? This West Virginia hot spot goes all the way back to 1934, though it has been renovated throughout the years.
The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum — Gatlinburg, Tenn.
This unique museum, which is located in the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains, features over 20,000 salt and pepper shakers. Imagine it: Your food will never be underseasoned again.