As you might have guessed, I enjoy quirky travel sights. Weird roadside attractions. Strange and unusual museums. Bizarre statues. Zany travel discoveries. And such.
Here’s a glance at the hundreds of quirky museums and roadside attractions I have visited during my travels. Zoom and manipulate the map to see all the Quirky Attraction stories published on the site. Or scroll down the page to check out the complete list of Quirky Attractions beneath the map.
Quirky and Best Roadside Attractions Map: View Quirky Attractions in a larger map List of Quirky Museums + Roadside Attractions I’ve covered so far: The UFO Museum (Roswell, NM) Bordertown Garage and Museum (Beaver Creek, Yukon) Wall Drug, the World’s Largest Drug Store (Wall, SD) Polynesian Football Hall of Fame (Laie, HI) Salvador Dali Museum (Paris, France) Atomic Testing Museum (Las Vegas, NV) Tequila & Mezcal Museum (Mexico City, Mexico) Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (Palm Springs, CA) Keeper of the Plains Statue (Wichita, KS) Mill Ends Park, the World’s Smallest Park! (Portland, OR) Mardi Gras World (New Orleans, LA) The Pinball Hall of Fame (Las Vegas, NV) International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago, IL) World’s Largest Meteorite (Grootfontein, Namibia) Longitudinal Center of Canada (Tache, Manitoba) Freddie Mercury’s Birth House (Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania) Namibia Sand Dunes (Sossusvlei, Namibia) Dole Plantation (Wahiawa, HI) Sinking Bell Tower (Laoag, Philippines) Gopher Hole Museum (Torrington, Alberta) National Aviary (Pittsburgh, PA) Seattle Gum Wall (Seattle, WA) Victoria Falls Gorge Swing (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) Neon Museum (Las Vegas, NV) U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame (Eveleth, MN) Iceland Phallus Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland) Icelandic Museum of Sorcery & Witchcraft (Holmavik, Iceland) Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum (Key West, FL) Frida Kahlo Museum (Mexico City, Mexico) Southernmost Point in the United States in Hawaii (Naalehu, HI) Cable Car Museum (San Francisco, CA) Atomium (Brussels, Belgium) Dominican Amber Museum (Puerto Plata, DR) Art Car Museum (Houston, TX) Golden Driller Statue (Tulsa, OK) The RV Hall of Fame (Elkhart, IN) Moco Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Light Speed Planet Walk (Anchorage, AK) Indianapolis 500 Museum (Indianapolis, IN) The American Town Without Electricity (Polebridge, MT) Yukon Kissing Buildings (Dawson City, Yukon) Pacific Tsunami Museum (Hilo, HI) Pharmacy Museum (New Orleans, LA) The Town of Santa Claus (Santa Claus, IN) Minneapolis Skyway (Minneapolis, MN) Touchstone Wildlife and Art Museum (Shreveport, LA) House on the Rock (Spring Green, WI) Albino squirrels of Olney (Olney, IL) Cleveland Police Museum (Cleveland, OH) Town With a Population of 1 (Lost Springs, WY) Studebaker Museum (South Bend, IN) Nashville Parthenon (Nashville, TN) Andy Griffith & Opie statue (Raleigh, NC) National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK) Pittsburgh Inclines (Pittsburgh, PA) Giant Presidential Heads (Houston, TX) Lane Motor Museum (Nashville, TN) Leaning Tower of Niles (Niles, IL) Historic Voodoo Museum (New Orleans, LA) Heidelberg Project (Detroit, MI) Arabia Steamboat Museum (Kansas City, MO) Whitehorse Fish Ladder (Whitehorse, Yukon) World’s Largest Bats (Louisville, KY) Michael Jackson’s Birth Home (Gary, IN) World’s Largest Shuttlecocks (Kansas City, MO) Museum of Osteology (Oklahoma City, OK) St. Paul Indian Mounds (St. Paul, MN) National Airline History Museum (Kansas City, MO) History of Contraception Museum (Cleveland, OH) Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum (San Antonio, TX) The Rocky Statue (Philadelphia, PA) Museum of World Treasures (Wichita, KS) A Christmas Story House (Cleveland, OH) Plaza de las Culturas (Piedras Negras, MEX) Banting House (London, ON) Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative (Carmel, IN) Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rest stop (Rocky Mountain National Park, CO) Bata Shoe Museum (Toronto, ON) Alaska Veterans Memorial (Denali State Park, AK) Pops Soda Ranch (Arcadia, OK) Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue (Columbus, OH) American Banjo Museum (Oklahoma City, OK) Jimi Hendrix statue (Seattle, WA) Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (Minneapolis, MN) The birthplace of Pepsi (New Bern, NC) James Polk’s Tomb (Nashville, TN) The Giant ‘Free’ Stamp (Cleveland, OH) Mill City Museum (Minneapolis, MN) World’s Largest Santa Claus Statue (North Pole, AK) ACC Hall of Champions (Greensboro, NC) Music City Walk of Fame (Nashville, TN) The Bush family compound (Kennebunkport, ME) Ava Gardner Museum (Smithfield, NC) Saturn 1B Rocket at Alabama Rest Stop (Elkmont, AL) ‘One Mile Above Sea Level’ Sign at the Colorado State Capitol (Denver, CO) Fort Nashborough (Nashville, TN) Trans-Alaska Pipeline (Fairbanks, AK) Tomb of Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen (New Orleans, LA) World War II Radar Station (Redwood National Park, CA) Ocean Beach Pier Cafe (San Diego, CA) Zzyzx Road (Baker, CA) Kissing Sailor Statue (San Diego, CA) Malcolm X birth site (Omaha, NE) The exact geographic center of the United States (Lebanon, KS) Horton Plaza (San Diego, CA) Tribune Tower (Chicago, IL) Parson’s Gold Mines in Sumter National Forest (Abbeville, SC) The Coal House (Williamson, WV) National Farm Toy Museum (Dyersville, IA) Bronze Fonz statue (Milwaukee, WI) Rockford Sock Monkey statues (Rockford, IL) La Jolla Seals at Children’s Beach (La Jolla, CA) Southernmost Point in the continental United States (Key West, FL) Cheat Summit Fort (Elkins, WV) Detroit fist statue (Detroit, MI) Edgar Allan Poe Mural (Philadelphia, PA) The High Line (New York, NY) Plainview Klown Doll Museum (Plainview, NE) Dukes of Hazzard Museum (Nashville, TN) The Wieners Circle (Chicago, IL) Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Viewing Area (Georgetown, CO) St. Louis Citygarden (St. Louis, MO) Andy Warhol’s grave (Pittsburgh, PA) Mrs. Butterworth (Julia Grant) statue (Galena, IL) U.S.-Mexico Pacific border (Tijuana, Mexico) Rutgers grease trucks (New Brunswick, NJ) Irish Hunger Memorial (New York, NY) The Field of Dreams movie site (Dyersville, IA) Giant Jesus and Mary statues (Sioux City, IA) The Tree That Owns Itself (Athens, GA)
These are some of the roadside attractions near me that I’ve encountered while on USA road trips. Got a tip for some quirky and unusual attractions I haven’t written about? Shoot me an email!