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Albert, the World's Largest Bull, along the T-Bone Trail in Iowa | Photo by Brandi Horton

For years, we’ve been hearing about those strange and extraordinary attractions that have made for classic road trips across the country. But what about trailside? Connecting some of the most diverse communities, landmarks and geography in America, trails are the perfect places to find the inspiring, the unique and—in some cases—the truly bizarre.

In that spirit, here’s our developing list of (currently) 28 of the most unique trailside attractions in America. We’ll be doing updates in the future—so let us know what we missed! Speaking of which, we may not have a giant rubber band ball ... but we do have Rocky! Enjoy.

(View this photo essay in article form on the TrailBlog.)

Story by Amy Kapp. Produced by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

To view the slideshow and captions, click on the first image and scroll using the arrows.

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