Woman in "We Like Ike" T-shirt standing in front of the world's largest belt buckle.

In the world of cowboys and cowgirls, a belt buckle is more than something that keeps their pants from falling down. It’s wearable art, proof of an achievement, a glimpse into their lives. A unique buckle can draw admiring, even covetous, looks. Building on that, Julie Roller Weeks of the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau rode herd on the notion of crafting the world largest buckle as a tourist attraction for her town. Credit: Jeff Tuttle