10 Big Things in Texas & How They Got There

Texas is a huge state and prides itself on being biggest at everything. Courtesy of Toyota, I had the chance to drive around and see some of these big things in Texas and find out why they are there. Not all are the “world’s largest,” but I guarantee you’re in for some really BIG surprises.

1. World’s Largest Cowboy Boots

Originally these giant boots were built to fill an empty lot in Washington, D.C. At 40 feet tall and 30 feet long they were promoted as the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots. That is debatable, as the cowboy boots in Seattle are probably bigger. A year later they were moved to their Texas home at a mall in San Antonio, where oddly enough, as far as I could tell there isn’t a shoe store in sight.

 2. Texas’ Biggest Texan

Speaking of cowboy boots, who better to fill them than Tex Randall, the Biggest Texan. Especially now that the Big Texan at the State Fairgrounds is toast. Tex has been in Canyon since 1959, originally to promote a Western curio shop, now long gone. Luckily the new owner of the lot didn’t want to pay the hefty fee to have him torn down, leaving this giant dude to age gracefully where he still stands.

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