Ok, so maybe the worlds largest spider web isn't something you'd find along a highway somewhere, but those are the kinds of signs we see on a road trip that make us laugh, right? So it got me to thinking, what are some of the strange things you'd find along the highway when you're on a road trip? I mean, that's one of the best things to do in the Texas Panhandle: road trips.

I looked at a map from Roadside America and grabbed a few of the stranger things you can check out in the Amarillo area. Next time you're headed that way and you decide to stop at any of these, take a pic for me would ya?

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Yup, this is an actual thing. Hundreds of old school classics just hanging out in rows. It's almost as if there was a big car show going on, then everyone had a bit too much to drink, forgot where they parked their car and just never came back for it. I mean, I GUESS it could be kind of interesting to see? Nothing screams party like some rusted metal! You'll find these piles of metal on US-60 approaching Pampa if you have a hankering to go check it out.

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Creative right? I mean, I love art and how interpretive it can be...but this is simply a big spur on a pole. Supposedly it's supposed to honor the ranching and rodeo history of the town it's in (Canadian), but there had to be something different right? Then again, maybe the spur is so large it is THAT mesmerizing.


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Michael J. Rivera, Townsquare Media

Sounds like a ripoff of the famed "Leaning Tower of Pisa" doesn't it? Located in Groom along Historic Route 66, you'll come across this amazing, brilliant...water tower. It was headed for demolition after it stopped serving as a functional water tower, but Ralph Britten jumped in and gave it a new lease on life. He planted it near the truck stop he owned at a deliberate 10 degree angle. The truck stop is gone, but the leaning tower remains. It resides in Groom.

There's a whole ton of other weird attractions you can check out along the way. Feel free to run your own search here and plan your next long road trip, while adding 3-5 hours on to it.

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