You can take mirror selfies all day, but prized shots with a worthy snap-shot companion are harder to come by. Missouri does not fall short when looking for that perfect pic on your drive through the Show-Me-State. Grab your selfie stick and hit the road to these seven selfie-worthy roadside attractions.
“Eye,” 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis.
In the heart of Lumiere Sculpture Park you will find this giant eyeball watching you from afar. No matter where you stand for this “selfie-worthy” sculpture, you will have a perfect snap-shot of this roadside attraction.
How to get there: Park at the museum parking lot and walk to the south side of the building, and there it is by the Ferring Family Foundation hidden behind a few trees.
“World’s Largest Fork,” 2215 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Springfield.
This picturesque fork is a must-see in the Ozarks. Visitors’ selfies look like they are actually using this giant fork. Standing thirty-five feet tall, make sure to catch this photo after business hours as it is located next to a busy advertising agency.
How to get there: Turn left onto W. Chesterfield Blvd from Kansas Expressway. Turn right onto S. Cox Rd, left onto W. Butterfield St., then left into the Noble and Associates parking lot.
“Giant Hands in Prayer,” W. Tracy St., Webb City; Located in King Jack Park.
Make this “selfie-worthy” stop on your trip down Route-66, it is hard to miss and has visitors of all types stopping in curiosity. Sculpted by a local artist, it is now one of the most popular landmarks in Webb City. *may require selfie stick
How to get there: South side of McArthur Drive, at the intersection of Ball and hwy 171.
“DC-3 Runway,” 1204 W. 27th St., Kansas City.
You can find this giant 1943 DC-3 airplane ready for take off on the roof of The Roasterie Coffee company, where they air-roast their coffee beans. *may require selfie stick
How to get there: Corner of W. 27th and Southwest, its huge!
“Gates BBQ Tuxedo Man,” 1325 East Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard, Kansas City.
There is no denying that Kansas City is home to some of America’s best BBQ. Don’t miss your selfie with this iconic statue right outside of Gates BBQ headquarters.
How to get there: West of The Paseo on Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., you can’t miss it!
“Giant Fiddle & Banjo,” 1945 W. Hwy 76, Branson.
Find this giant fiddle and banjo in The Grand Country mall. They are so big that capturing the entire instrument in your selfie might be quite the task, but still worth the stop as the neck extends through the roof of the building. *may require selfie stick
How to get there: In The Grand Country mall, the fiddle is located in the building with the buffet and mini golf course while the banjo is located with the food court.
“World’s Largest Rooster,” 2421 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson.
Stop by the Great American Steak and Chicken House for your selfie with the World’s Largest Rooster. Our patriotic friend wearing a star-spangled vest stands 43-feet tall.
How to get there: North side of highway 76 next to Tanger Outlet mall.
Written by Grace Vonder Harr, communications intern for the Missouri Division of Tourism. Branson photos taken by Rob Sindorf.