Tour of Large Things

Happy New Year everyone! I know I’m about a month and a half late on that but better late then never.

On New Year’s Day we went on a little driving tour to see some large things. All of these things are in or close to San Antonio. We started off at a car dealership to see a Muffler Man. Take a look at this link to find out more about the Muffler Men. This particular one is a Native American and he is at a Red McCombs dealership.

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Next we moved on to North Star Mall and the world’s largest Cowboy Boots.

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After that we went to see the world’s largest wooden nickel. The nickel is located at the Old Time Wooden Nickel Company. There is a museum but it was closed.

Front of the Wooden Nickel

Front of the Wooden Nickel

Back of the Wooden Nickel, this is changed every year to reflect a different charity.

Back of the Wooden Nickel, this is changed every year to reflect a different charity.

This is by the wooden nickel.

This is by the wooden nickel.

Also next to the wooden nickel.

Also next to the wooden nickel.

From there we went to go see a large candle mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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The next stop was a large pig that is kind of like a little house. This was part of a restaurant called Frank’s Hog Stand and apparently at some point it was stolen. Someone was living in it when it was found but it was returned to the restaurant but now the restaurant is no longer there.

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The next thing is located in Converse and it is in a neighborhood but I was able to see the antlers when I was getting off the highway. It is a 40 foot stag made out of junk.

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From Converse we drove to Sequin to visit two different pecans. The first one we went to is currently the world’s largest pecan and the second one used to be the world’s largest pecan until a town in Missouri made a larger one. Sequin wanted to take their title back so they built an even larger one, which you can see here.

World's Largest Pecan

World’s Largest Pecan

The original pecan

The original pecan

After Sequin we stopped at Buc-ee’s in New Braunfels. This particular one happens to be the largest Buc-ee’s and the largest convenience store in the world.

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We had one more stop but we were only able to drive past because there was no where for us to park. It was a large armadillo at Busey’s Flea Market in Schertz. We were able to see it because it is right by the fence of the parking lot but the lot was closed so we couldn’t stop and take a picture.

That was the end of our tour, it pretty much took us all day but it was fun and something different to do.