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Lunar Lander
Warren, OH
Space Shuttle
Melbourne, FL
The Lunar Lander is a half-scale replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. It is installed at the site where astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first airplane flight when he was six years old with his father. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. For more, see this website. [map]

This 1/15th scale Space Shuttle is about 13 feet tall. It is located at the Space Coast Stadium. This model was originally built by Rockwell International and presented to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC in 1981. There may have been others built after that. This one supposedly came from NASA and was installed at the Stadium in 1994. [map]

Space Shuttle
Los Angeles, CA
Space Shuttle
Burbank, CA
This Space Shuttle in Los Angeles is installed as a memorial built in 1990 to honor the Challenger crew and especially Colonel Ellison Shoji Onizuka who was the first Japanese American astronaut. The crew died during the Challenger explosion in 1986. This fiberglass Space Shuttle and boosters are 18 feet tall. The memorial was restored in 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

This Space Shuttle in Burbank was installed in 2007 as a tribute to the Challenger crews who died in 1986 and 2003. This Shuttle is 21 feet long and is located next to the Portal of the Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation in Valhalla Memorial Park. For more, see this website. [map]

Lunar Lander and Partial Rocket
Pearlington, MS
The Lunar Lander and Partial Rocket are located at the NASA Stennis Visitor Center which is part of the INFINITY Science Center. The Lunar Lander was built during the 1960s for Apollo astronauts' training to exit and enter the vehicle during moon landings. After that, the Lander was moved to NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. In 1997, it was restored and moved to the Mississippi Welcome Center. In 2019, it was moved to its current location. The Partial Rocket is the first stage of the Saturn V rocket which was to be used for the canceled Apollo 19 mission. It was built in 1970 and has been at the Science Center since 2016. There is also an Apollo 4 command module from 1967 on display. For more, see this website. [map]

More Rockets & Spacecraft:
Santa's Rocket Ship (Tok, AK)
Space Shuttle (Adairsville, GA)
Gardner Dry Cleaning (Louisville, KY) [map]
TWA Rocket (Kansas City, MO)
Rocket (Cambridge, ON)

Giant Paper Airplane
Mukilteo, WA
Giant Paper
Airplane
Pueblo, CO
This Giant Paper Airplane in Mukilteo is installed over the entrance of Dillon Works. The airplane is fiberglass and 26 feet long. It was produced by Dillon Works which manufactures props and sculptures of all kinds. [map]

The Giant Paper Airplane in Pueblo is located at CSU, Colorado State University. It was created in 1988 by Phil Vallejo when he was a student there. The steel sculpture is entitled "Three Fold Education."

Giant Paper Airplane
Los Angeles, CA
Giant Paper Airplane
Sacramento, CA
This Giant Paper Airplane in Los Angeles is installed on top of a shopping center sign. The Van Nuys Airport is located across the street. [map]

This Giant Paper Airplane in Sacramento is located at the Executive Airport. It has been there since at least 2007. The Airplane was designed to move when the wind blows. It is installed over a fountain which has been turned off due to the drought. [map]

Giant Paper Airplane
Scottsdale, AZ
This Giant Paper Airplane is 108 feet long. It is installed on top of the Scottsdale Hangar One. The building is used as a private aviation club and event space. The building and plane were built in 2003. [map]

Giant Paper Airplane
Abilene, TX
Giant Paper Airplane
Lincoln, NE
This Giant Paper Airplane in Abilene is about 30 feet long and made of wood. It is located at the Sparhawk Art Gallery and Bed and Breakfast. The Airplane was built by D.R. Sparhawk around 2012. It was modeled after Lance Yang's origami F-15. For more, see this website. [map]

This steel Giant Paper Airplane in Lincoln points the way to the Lincoln Airport. It is 32 feet long and was created by Shannon Hansen in 2015. [map]

Giant Ox Cart
Crookston, MN
Covered Wagon
Thermopolis, WY
This Giant Ox Cart stands in front of the Polk County Museum. Crookston holds an annual Ox Cart Days Festival. [map]

This Covered Wagon was installed in front of Canyon Sporting Goods. The sign is gone now but the Covered Wagon is still there. Does anyone know what it was used for or advertised for originally? [map]

Covered Wagon [gone]
South Lake Tahoe, CA
This Covered Wagon looked like it might have been used as a concession stand. Does anyone know what was here originally? These photos are from 2014. The Covered Wagon was still there in 2017 but gone in 2018.

Covered Wagon
Milford, NE
2012:
2022:
The Covered Wagon was built from 1972-1976 as a Phillips 66 gas station. It stood at the center of "Westward Ho Park" which included a motel, campground, gift shop, a teepee restroom, and an International Fiberglass Giant Cowboy. The Covered Wagon is 50 feet tall, 30 feet wide and 48 feet long. There were plans to add oxen but that never happened. By the late 1990s, the gas pumps were gone and the giant wheels were removed from the building. In 2001, the cowboy statue was removed. In recent years, the building housed "Outlaw Cycle Repair" until around 2006. By 2008, the building was occupied by Don's Golf Shop. The building has been vacant since at least 2017. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Groundworks Nursery
Hinton, WV
The Groundworks Nursery has what looks like a greenhouse shaped like a covered wagon. [map]

Covered Wagon
Logansport, LA
The Covered Wagon was installed sometime after 2016. These fiberglass horses were mass-produced. [map]

Covered Wagon
Kearney, NE

2012:

2022:
This Covered Wagon and its pair of concrete oxen were built in 1932 by a pair of missionaries. In 1939, it became part of a souvenir store. It was located next door to the 1733 Ranch (1,733 miles from Boston and from San Francisco) on the Lincoln Highway. In 1951, a fire consumed the covered wagon but the oxen were spared. The wagon was refurbished several times after that. In bad shape by 2002, there was talk of restoring it again but nothing happened. In 2007, the building next to the Wagon was restored. In 2013, the covered wagon and oxen were restored. New canvas was added to the covered wagon. By 2018, the Covered Wagon and oxen were in rough shape again. The building next to it remains vacant. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

Covered Wagons
Groveland, CA
These Covered Wagons are located at the Yosemite Pines Resort. There are six of them that can be rented as cabins. They were produced by the Conestoga Wagon Co. which has been selling them to campgrounds around the country since 2015.

Covered Wagons
Kernville, CA
These Covered Wagons are located at the Frandy Park Campground. They were also produced by the Conestoga Wagon Co.

Covered Wagons
Santa Paula, CA
These Covered Wagons are located at the Ventura Ranch KOA Campground. About four of them were installed around 2021. They were also produced by the Conestoga Wagon Co.

Covered Wagons
Page, AZ
These Covered Wagons are located at the Page Lake Powell Campground. There are four of them. They were also produced by the Conestoga Wagon Co. [map]

Covered Wagons
Amarillo, TX
These two Covered Wagons were installed at the Big Texan RV Ranch in 2023. They were also produced by the Conestoga Wagon Co. [map]

More Covered Wagons:
Scottsdale, AZ [gone]
Westmoreland, KS
Albuquerque, NM [gone]
North Bend, OR
Elysburg, PA
Canton, TX
Fredericksburg, TX
Torrey, UT
Moran, WY

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