Before heading out to see The World's Largest Jackrabbit or Poteet's giant strawberries, you'll probably want to call ahead. They just might be on holiday.
Six Flags Over Texas is playing host to many of the state's most famous roadside attractions during its Best of Texas Festival. Along with Odessa's jackrabbit and one of Poteet's big berries, the park has brought in the World's Largest Fruitcake, the World's Largest Killer Bee, the Largest Skillet in Texas and a nearly life-size replica of the Alamo.
Even Old Rip, the miracle horned toad who survived 31 years inside a courthouse cornerstone, was carried from his Eastland display window by pallbearers and taken to Arlington in a hearse. Reportedly, it was the first time Old Rip had left the courthouse since he was kidnapped in 1971.
Before the town of Eastland would let their beloved reptile go, however, Six Flags head of security Cal Brim had to take the Old Rip Oath, in which he was made to promise to "promote, preserve, protect and defend to death the truth of the story of Old Rip."
Although Old Rip will attend for only a couple of weeks, the rest of the celebration is scheduled to run through Aug. 11.
Thanks to Kevin Doyle for the story lead.
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