San Antonio has plenty of sights to see, from historic landmarks to museums to tourist traps — and then there’s a bunch of stuff that’s downright weird. For those times when you want to check out something outside the norm, we rounded up the strangest attractions in San Antonio, including sites of urban legends, animal graves and pieces of the city’s hidden history. All should prove plenty odd whether you’re a local or just visiting.
Here’s our list of the 25 Weirdest Attractions in San Antonio, Texas.
World’s Largest Cowboy Boots
North Star Mall, 7400 San Pedro Ave
Native San Antonians might not pay any attention to the giant cowboy boots in front of North Star Mall, but there’s more to them than you’d think. Made by the larger-than-life artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, these boots were installed at North Star in 1979 and officially made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Largest Cowboy Boots four decades later.
Tom Slick Park, 7400 TX-151
You don’t have to go all the way to Scotland to glimpse the Loch Ness Monster, because Nessie is also in residence at Tom Slick Park. Artist Elizabeth Carrington took inspiration from the park’s namesake for the sculpture — Tom Slick was known for his passion for cryptozoology.