Can't get enough of the color green? Love Saint Patrick's Day? Then this guide is for you! Put on your favorite four-leaf clover t-shirt and explore some of our favorite green Fotospots in the U.S.Less
Ho! Ho! Ho! The Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota towers over the county fairgrounds to welcome travellers as they pass through town! He's 55.5 feet tall and he wears size 78 shoes! Even his feet are six feet long! There was, at one time, a canning plant owned by Green Giant but another company now owns the plant. Green Giant's sidekick, a Niblet King statue, also remains and both of their presences have spawned a Giant Museum and an annual "Giant Days" festival.
Downtown Chicago Riverwalk is an all-day adventure and tours for any personality type are available. Foodies can join the Chicago Riverwalk Food Tour where you get a sampling of the Windy City's most interesting refreshment spots. Millenials can participate in the Segway Tour where you can glide through the city on those two-wheeled contraptions. Or, just do it the old-fashioned way and meander along the river with your honey.
Around the driving circle in Fruita, Colorado lurks a giant green T-Rex. The town park is dedicated to the dinosaur. You can also grab lunch at the Dinosaur Cafe which is close to the park for a satisfying lunch.
Cruise by this ranch style home in Norco and you'll be greeted by oversized Gumby and Pokey statues--the handiwork of the home owner.
A cheerful, bright green building is where traditional soul food is cooked up. Popular among locals, Weaver D's has plenty of tourists who make the pilgrimage to taste his dishes. Dexter Weaver's home-cooked comfort food has always been a hit, but it sure didn't hurt when R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe asked him permission to use "Automatic for the People" as the title for their 1992 album which achieved platinum status.
Reminiscent of the giant sculptures on Easter Island this green larger-than-life head was fashioned out of metal, wood, Styrofoam, and chicken wire. It was created in 2004 by New Jersey-native, Gregg Arnold who is also the owner of the A-frame house standing nearby that has ants crawling up the side.
Edna Harper really did not like the shrubbery surrounding her Mission Hills estate. She also didn't like the idea of tearing the plants out so she trimmed them into pleasing shapes. One of the plaques in the garden reads "Edna Scissorhands" which is the best description of this determined woman. Some of the leafy denizens include pyramids, dinosaurs, Buddha, a surfer, and animals of many species. She and her husband are even generous enough to give visitors a free tour of the grounds.
The first and third Thursday of every month is reserved for the famous Turtle Racing event. The bar was established in 1972 but the turtles have been racing since 1974. When they're not racing they're living the turtle life at the Turtle Club Med (a habitat set aside for them). Any time you choose to come you have a variety of beverages to choose from as well as appetizers and meals.
It's a simple rectangular townhouse complex, the one on the end being called the "Watermelon House." Apparently, the owners wanted to pain the house red but the color turned out to be more of a pinkish-red. Instead of repainting it the color they desired, they instead added a green curving swatch on the side to represent a rind and black oval splotches for the seeds. Hopefully the neighbors like the watermelon paint job as much as the owners seem to like it!
Angelenos love a well-manicured pooch, evidenced by this giant poodle topiary at Plummer and Hayworth.