Quirky Attractions

sock monkey statue

As you might have guessed, I enjoy quirky travel sights. Weird roadside attractions. Strange and unusual museums. Bizarre statues. Zany travel discoveries. And such.

Every other Friday, I write about a new one.

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List of Quirky Attractions I’ve covered so far:

the house on the rock House on the Rock (Spring Green, WI)

olney city park Albino squirrels of Olney (Olney, IL)

cleveland-police-museum Cleveland Police Museum (Cleveland, OH)

studebaker Studebaker Museum (South Bend, IN)

parthenon museum front Nashville Parthenon (Nashville, TN)

andy griffith statue raleigh Andy Griffith & Opie statue (Raleigh, NC)

cowboy museum National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK)

incline close up Pittsburgh Inclines (Pittsburgh, PA)

houston president heads Giant Presidential Heads (Houston, TX)

lane motor museum Lane Motor Museum (Nashville, TN)

leaning tower niles chicago Leaning Tower of Niles (Niles, IL)

new orleans montage museum Historic Voodoo Museum (New Orleans, LA)

heidelberg project Heidelberg Project (Detroit, MI)

arabia steamboat museum Arabia Steamboat Museum (Kansas City, MO)

crop-ladder Whitehorse Fish Ladder (Whitehorse, Yukon)

largest vampire bat World’s Largest Bats (Louisville, KY)

michael jacksons birth home Michael Jackson’s Birth Home (Gary, IN)

shuttlecock kansas city World’s Largest Shuttlecocks (Kansas City, MO)

crop-osteology Museum of Osteology (Oklahoma City, OK)

indian burial grounds st paul St. Paul Indian Mounds (St. Paul, MN)

crop-airline2 National Airline History Museum (Kansas City, MO)

doughboy prophylactic History of Contraception Museum (Cleveland, OH)

illinois toilet seat Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum (San Antonio, TX)

rocky statue close The Rocky Statue (Philadelphia, PA)

museum of world treasures Museum of World Treasures (Wichita, KS)

christmas story house collage A Christmas Story House (Cleveland, OH)

featured-plaza Plaza de las Culturas (Piedras Negras, MEX)

flame of hope banting house Banting House (London, ON)

crop-feinstein Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative (Carmel, IN)

frank lloyd wright visitor center Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rest stop (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO)

dalai-lama-elton-john-shoes Bata Shoe Museum (Toronto, ON)

wreaths Alaska Veterans Memorial (Denali State Park, AK)

pop Pops Soda Ranch (Arcadia, OK)

arnold schwarzenegger statue Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue (Columbus, OH)

banjo-crop American Banjo Museum (Oklahoma City, OK)

jimi-crop Jimi Hendrix statue (Seattle, WA)

spoonbridge and cherry Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (Minneapolis, MN)

pepsi-crop The birthplace of Pepsi (New Bern, NC)

james polk tomb James Polk’s Tomb (Nashville, TN)

giant free stamp cleveland The Giant ‘Free’ Stamp (Cleveland, OH)

mill-city-crop Mill City Museum (Minneapolis, MN)

 World’s Largest Santa Claus Statue (North Pole, AK)

acc hall of champions ACC Hall of Champions (Greensboro, NC)

jimi hendrix music city walk of fame Music City Walk of Fame (Nashville, TN)

bush family summer vacation compound The Bush family compound (Kennebunkport, ME)

ava gardner museum Ava Gardner Museum (Smithfield, NC)

rocket vertical Saturn 1B Rocket at Alabama Rest Stop (Elkmont, AL)

one mile above sea level ‘One Mile Above Sea Level’ Sign at the Colorado State Capitol (Denver, CO)

nashborough cabins Fort Nashborough (Nashville, TN)

alyeska pipeline Trans-Alaska Pipeline (Fairbanks, AK)

new orleans voodoo queen grave Tomb of Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen (New Orleans, LA)

redwoods radar station World War II Radar Station (Redwood National Park, CA)

san diego pier cafe Ocean Beach Pier Cafe (San Diego, CA)

Zzyzx Road Zzyzx Road (Baker, CA)

kissing sailor statue Kissing Sailor Statue (San Diego, CA)

malcolm x birth site Malcolm X birth site (Omaha, NE)

geographic center The exact geographic center of the United States (Lebanon, KS)

horton plaza giant chess Horton Plaza (San Diego, CA)

tribune tower english parliament Tribune Tower (Chicago, IL)

parsons gold mines Parson’s Gold Mines in Sumter National Forest (Abbeville, SC)

coal house williamson west virginia The Coal House (Williamson, WV)

farm toy museum tractors National Farm Toy Museum (Dyersville, IA)

 Bronze Fonz statue (Milwaukee, WI)

sock monkey statue Rockford Sock Monkey statues (Rockford, IL)

seals la jolla beach La Jolla Seals at Children’s Beach (La Jolla, CA)

southernmost point key west Southernmost Point in the continental United States (Key West, FL)

cheat summit fort cabin remains Cheat Summit Fort (Elkins, WV)

detroit fist statue Detroit fist statue (Detroit, MI)

edgar allan poe mural philadelphia Edgar Allan Poe Mural (Philadelphia, PA)

The High Line (New York, NY)

Plainview Klown Doll Museum (Plainview, NE)

Dukes of Hazzard Museum (Nashville, TN)

wieners circle logo The Wieners Circle (Chicago, IL)

georgetown bighorn sheep viewing area colorado Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Viewing Area (Georgetown, CO)

st louis city garden white rabbits St. Louis Citygarden (St. Louis, MO)

Andy Warhol’s grave (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mrs. Butterworth (Julia Grant) statue (Galena, IL)

Tijuana border fence pacific ocean U.S.-Mexico Pacific border (Tijuana, Mexico)

Rutgers grease trucks Rutgers grease trucks (New Brunswick, NJ)

irish hunger memorial Irish Hunger Memorial (New York, NY)

The Field of Dreams movie site (Dyersville, IA)

ice cream sundae Chill Out Ice Cream (Ridley Park, PA)

Mary Sioux City Iowa Giant Jesus and Mary statues (Sioux City, IA)

Tree that owns itself The Tree That Owns Itself (Athens, GA)

Got a tip for a quirky attraction I haven’t written about? Leave a comment and let me know!

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12 comments on “Quirky Attractions

  1. This is a great list! We have only see a few of them, but am so looking forward to expanding our list!

    When next in Seattle- check out the Gum Wall:-) It is the back wall of a building near Pikes Place where people stick their chewing gum. Totally quirky:-) What made it even quirkier- other people were there chewing and sticking gum on it and photographing it.

    • I would definitely stop by there! There’s another gum wall somewhere in California where people do the same thing. It’s so strange but for some reason it has a lot of quirky appeal.

  2. Hi Scott-
    I enjoyed your site. Have you ever been to the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma? actionfiguremuseum.com A little pricey $6.00, but I spent over an hour there and found it amazing. I believe they have every action figure ever made and many dioramas by subject – cowboys and Indians, military, super heroes, etc. Fun place. V. Box

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