Drivers do a lot of double takes along I-35 in the south metro, where a life-sized shark statue is on a hillside next to a replica submarine, rocket ship and something resembling a Martian vehicle. They’re there to draw attention to Hot Sam’s, an antique shop overlooking an eclectic salvage yard that’s been nicknamed an “antique theme park.”
From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.
The Navy is preparing for its newest attack submarine to join the fleet. The USS Minnesota will be commissioned during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday.
The newest Virginia-class submarine built at Newport News Shipbuilding is undergoing a series of sea trials before being delivered to the Navy later this month.
For the first time in more than a century, a U.S. Naval vessel will carry the name Minnesota.