The Weirdest McDonalds In the World

Those golden arches might be a familiar sight, but some of the billions of the McDonalds eateries in this world are weird and wonderful and singularly unique.

Sedona, Arizona

Eureka Springs boasts a location styled to fit in with the town's famous Victorian architecture. It's like a pink-and-maroon-trimmed Barbie dream house, but one that is loaded with fries and Big Macs.

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The nation's oldest McDonald's, which opened in 1953, still slings burgers in the city of Downey. Employees even wear 1950s-style uniforms with paper hats and bolo ties.

Downey, California — the oldest McDonalds.

The Mickey D's in Orlando encompasses a jaw-dropping, tree-house-themed PlayPlace purported to be the chain's largest.

Orlando, Florida

Savannah lays claim to the country's first LEED-certified "green" McDonald's. Eighty-five percent of the construction materials were recycled or reused, and 100 percent of the wood used was sustainably harvested.

Savannah, Georgia – Constructed from 85 percent recycled materials.

Dubbed the Rock 'N' Roll McDonald's, this Chicago outpost houses a museum displaying both Mickey D's memorabilia, including vintage photos and uniforms, and pop-culture collectibles from Chuck Berry, Elvis and other music icons.

Chicago, Illinois – The “Rock ‘n Roll McDonalds”

Located in Freeport, this Greek Revival-style house from the 1850s was once a sea captain's home. It was going to be razed several years back, but local residents stepped in and lobbied for its preservation.

Freeport, Maine – Built inside a re-purposed 1950’s Captain’s House

With its kitschy neon arches and old-timey logo, this retro diner-esque Mickey D's in Fairhaven is practically begging for a milkshake date.

Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Fans can enjoy their chicken nuggets in a faux barn adjacent to Yellowstone National Park.

Near Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Everything on the Las Vegas strip is flashy, including the McDonald's, which bears an oversized neon version of the brand's emblematic glowing arches.

Las Vegas, Nevada

The saucer-shaped exterior complete with flashing lights at the Mickey D's in Roswell nods to the town's UFO connection.

Roswell, New Mexico

In New Hyde Park, a landmarked 18th-century Georgian mansion makes for one of the fanciest McDonald's we've ever seen. There's even a grand staircase and glass-enclosed porch.

New Hyde Park, New York

The two-story location in Independence is decked out with Colonial pillars on the exterior and brass chandeliers inside.

Independence, Ohio

The McDonald's at the Will Rogers Archway stretches over both the east- and westbound lanes of the I-44 Highway and is reputed to be the chain's largest location.

Will Rogers Archway, Oklahoma — Reputed to be the largest McDonalds.

Everything really is bigger in this state, including the happy meals—or at least that holds true in Dallas, where one outpost of McDonald's is shaped like a giant happy meal.

Dallas, Texas


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