Have some unique signs to spare? Bring them to Watson Lake, Alaska, where the house to thousands of sign posts proudly stands for the past 68 years. The “Sign Post Forest” is one of the most famous of the landmarks along the Alaska Highway that features sign posts from all around the world. Spread over a couple of acres, this unique tourist attraction exhibits all kinds of signs, from street signs to license plates, and even huge road panels.
The Sign Post Forest came into existence in 1942, when Carl Lindley was ordered to repair the sign that was damaged by a bulldozer. It was then that he decided to personalize the job by adding a sign pointing to his hometown, Danville, Illinois. Ever since, many people added different signs, transforming the site into an artful forest of signs. In 2008, the Sign Post Forest had as many as 65,000 signs, and they are growing annually by 4,000.