10 of the Largest Objects in America That Can Be Found in Arizona
There's a saying that everything's bigger in Texas, and that's a lie.
Here are 10 things that are either the nation's or world's largest, and can be found right here in Arizona:
-10 World Records Set in Arizona
10.) America's Largest Privately-Owned Ostrich Ranch
The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch sits on 600 acres in Picacho.
9.) America's Largest Deposits of Petrified Wood
Arizona, also (not) known as the wood-fossil capital of America, thanks to the Petrified Forest National Park.
8.) America's Two Largest Man-Made Lakes
If you don't have lakes, just make 'em yourself. Lake Mead and Lake Powell are the nation's largest man-made lakes by volume.
7.) America's Largest Municipal Park
Phoenix's South Mountain Park is nearly 20 times the size of New York City's Central Park.
6.) World's Largest UFO Conference
Damn straight. The International UFO Congress meets annually in Fountain Hills.
5.) World's Largest Solar Telescope
Best way to stare at the sun goes to the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope on Kitt Peak.
4.) World's Largest Rosebush
It covers about 9,000 square feet in Tombstone.
3.) World's Largest Collection of Miniature Airplanes
The library at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott has more than 5,500 of 'em.
2.) World's Largest Kokopelli
Conveniently located in a strip-mall parking lot in Camp Verde.
1.) America's Largest Natural Hole in the Ground
Image ISS039-E-5258, courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center.
It's a hole that needs no introduction. It's so big, astronauts can snap pictures of it from space. Yes, the Grand Canyon.
P.S.:Turns out, neither the sundial in Carefree or the fountain of Fountain Hills are the largest of their kind in just this country. Arizona used to have the largest recorded saguaro cactus, but it was destroyed in the Cave Creek Complex Fire of 2005.
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