Celebrating “the artist in everyone,” this fantastic art space created out of folk art—and, OK, sometimes junk—proves that one person’s trash truly can be someone else’s treasure. It was created by Jefferson Davis McKissack between 1956 and 1979 and serves as a museum, playground, and art space for the local community. It includes a stage, a pond, a wishing well, and raised platforms that make it a fantastic place to lose yourself. Surprises such as tractor seats, mannequins, and wagon wheels can be found around every turn. Admission is $5; children under 12 are free. Hours vary depending on the season.
This quirky Houston monument is the masterpiece of a postman named Jeff McKissack, who worked on it in isolation from 1956 until his death in 1980. Made of common building materials and thousands of found objects, it represents McKissack's belief that a long and healthy life could be achieved through hard work, healthy nutrition, and eating oranges.