You've gotta see this. In fact, if ever get another vacation, *I* gotta see this.
Roadside America describes for us in detail - with pictures, directions and other interesting factoids - these enormous coffee pots (and one tea pot), peppered all over the U.S., enormous roadside attractions for the coffee lover.
Shown here are the "Swedish-style" pot, painted with decorative hearts and flowers of Stanton, Iowa, and complimentary coffee cup water tower erected in 2000. Interesting side note about Stanton:
One of the few towns with a semi-legitimate coffee claim-to-fame, Stanton is the home of "Mrs. Olson." Or, at least, was the home of an actress -- stage name Virginia Christine -- made famous as Folgers' Mrs. Olson, hawking their "mountain grown" coffee in TV commercials and on the sides of coffee cans.
Some of the coffee pot attractions are buildings in the shape of coffee pots, some are just big structures originally designed to draw in tourists, interestingly, not all for coffee shops or restaurants. The oldest is a 12 foot tall silver-metallic coffee pot erected around 1860, created to advertise a silversmith!