Big cities may have glitz and glamour, but small town America has cornered the market on being incredibly strange. Small towns with bizarre names and claims to fame stretch across the country, showing off their collections of giant objects and hosting competitions for things you’d never believe people actually want to win. The odd things for which small towns in America are famous are as unique as the towns themselves. While some communities decorate their buildings with painted quilts, others model their entire architecture after that of another country. It’s a weird world out there — and these towns only scratch the surface.
Many of these weird claims to fame began as a way to increase tourism, but over time they became a defining feature of the towns and their residents. Vote up the quirkiest small town claims to fame, then pull out your atlas or your favorite map app and start planning your next road trip.