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Hometown Hello: March 28-April 1, 2011: The biggest anything

Posted March 31, 2011
Updated June 29, 2011

Beech Mountain

For one decade, Beach Mountain was home to Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard and the whole bunch. The Land of Oz theme park operated from 1970 to 1980. Today, the town celebrates the Wizard of Oz on the first weekend of October. You can rent Dorothy's house or walk on the Yellow Brick Road all year long.

Rose Hill

If they ever wanted to, Rose Hill residents could cook up 365 chickens at once in the world's largest frying pain. The 15-foot-wide frying pan is in a gazebo along Main Street.

Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem boasts a 12-foot coffee pot that, if ever filled, could hold 740 gallons of coffee. The giant coffee pot was built as an advertisement for a silversmith in the 1800s and sits in Old Salem.

Thomasville

Thomasville is home to an 18-foot chair that Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson once stood on during a campaign stop. The original chair was built in 1922 to celebrate the town's furniture industry. When the chair started to deteriorate, a new one was built in 1950.

Murphy

The most western town in North Carolina is home to the world's largest set of the Ten Commandments. This 300-foot tableaux covers a mountainside. Admission is free.

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