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Oddball Texas : A Guide to Some Really Strange Places - Jerome Pohlen

Oddball Texas

A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

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Published: 1st February 2006
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This amusing travel guide to the Lone Star State doesn't waste travelers' time telling them where to find antiques in the Hill Country, take breathtaking hikes through Big Bend, or gaze upon the Alamo. Instead, it guides television fans to a modern replica of the Munsters's mansion, leads the nonsqueamish to the world's only Cockroach Hall of Fame, and points the curious towards a small town filled with hippo statues. Among other things, Texas is home to Goliath-sized roadside attractions, and directions are provided on how to reach the World's Largest Six-Shooter, World's Largest Rattlesnake, and World's Largest Wooden Nickel. The accompanying photographs and maps instruct visitors on how to get to these and other extraordinary spots, including the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the Celebrity Shoe Musuem, Alley Oop's Fantasyland, and the Birthplace of Fritos. A dose of wacky Texas history is also included with answers to questions such as Did a UFO really crash into a windmill northwest of Fort Worth in 1897? and What does an Abilene Kinko's have to do with the early retirement of Dan Rather?

The Panhandle -- North Texas -- Dallas/Fort Worth area -- West Texas -- Central Texas -- Austin area -- East Texas -- -- Houston area -- San Antonio area -- South Texas -- The JFK tour.

ISBN: 9781569764725
ISBN-10: 1569764727
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: Chicago Review Press