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That’s one way to get ahead. — Heads of State (GCE041) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on July 16, 2014, 4:45 pm

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These fashionable gentlemen were always a'head' of the curve. Photo by geocacher TresHntrs

These fashionable gentlemen were always a’head’ of the curve. Photo by geocacher TresHntrs

Geocache Name:

Heads of State (GCE041)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1/1

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

There are some places that deserve to be seen. These rarely visited gems can be anything from a hidden pocket park to a piece of beautiful graffiti—or even a place full of giant presidential heads. However, you can’t always place a geocache there to bring people in. That’s where Virtual Caches come in. While a few rule changes made new Virtual Caches into Waymarks, some of the older Virtual Caches have been grandfathered in since they existed before the rule change. This spot, located in Houston, Texas, is where an artist sculpted and cast these presidential busts for use in a park near Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. You’ll also find sculptures of the Beatles here.

 

What geocachers are saying:

“I came down to Houston for the weekend to grab a bunch of challenge caches and virtuals…this one was on my list…..very cool place….added a few pictures to my log….thanks for bringing me here……TFTC!” – mightymouse21

“Wow, this was a hoot! Detouring through Texas on our way to GeoWoodstock and had to stop at this one. Glad we did. Took pictures so we will post after we get back to Florida next week. Thanks for the adventure.” – Wilemon

“Wow this is great…the things you get to see while geocaching, never would have come here or new about this had it not been for caching, thanks for placing!!” – Holn1b4IDie

 

Photos and Video:

Busted! Photo by geocacher MXTrekker

Busted! Photo by geocacher MXTrekker

Watch out for the giant Beatles! Photo by geocacher Drew136

Watch out for the giant Beatles! Photo by geocacher Drew136

Just "head" over to this cache to meet these folks. Photo by geocacher ArdentEnthusiast

Just “head” over to this cache to meet these folks. Photo by geocacher ArdentEnthusiast

Not even Abe 'nose' what you're looking for. Photo by geocacher Scorpios2931

Not even Abe ‘nose’ what you’re looking for. Photo by geocacher Scorpios2931

What little-known spots have you discovered by geocaching? Tell us in the comments.

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  • Turtlestravel

    I can’t believe there’s a cache here! We’ve actually visited this spot twice. The first time was seeking out off-beat corners of Houston. The second was to share it with someone else. I guess a third visit is in store, now that we know there’s a cache. It really is an interesting place off the beaten track.


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