There are giant distractions called "roadside attractions"
But the humblest I ever did see
Were the four little people right there in the ditch
On the Alcan in Beaver Creek-Meandering Michael
At first glance, I thought there were actual people hanging out in the ditch. At second glance, I thought "That guy's overdressed for this weather." At third glance, I realized they weren't moving and that it was the smallest road-side attraction I've ever seen (other than plaques, which I don't think count).
A closer look. Whoever made these human-sized statues did a great job on making the fabric look real.
From the right angle, it looks like the guy with the pickaxe is going to attack the goldpanner. I can't blame him, really. What kind of goof pans for gold in a patch of flowers? He must be the laughing stock of the claim.
This one is real. A real person, I mean, not a real RCMP officer. He's part of the entertainment at the Beaver Creek Rendezvous, which is well worth the $15 if you happen to be in town or feel like going for a little drive to take in an evening's entertainment.