20 U.S. Attractions Too Weird to Miss

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America: where creativity and eccentricity collide in the most public way possible. From coast to coast, the U.S. doesn’t just flirt with the bizarre—it takes it out for dinner and a movie. Here’s a countdown to the strangest local attractions across the nation, proving that sometimes, you just have to build it, and they will come—no matter how weird it is.

20. The Paper House, Massachusetts

 
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A house made entirely of newspapers, because recycling can sometimes be taken very, very seriously. It’s the perfect blend of eco-consciousness and fire hazard.

19. Carhenge, Nebraska

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Imagine Stonehenge, but constructed from vintage cars. It’s either a brilliant piece of Americana or a testament to what happens when you have too many cars and time on your hands.

18. The Corn Palace, South Dakota

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A palace decorated with murals made from corn. It’s as if a kernel had a Cinderella moment, and instead of turning into popcorn, it became architecture.

17. The World’s Largest Chest of Drawers, North Carolina

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Because when you’re the furniture capital of the world, you obviously need a 32-foot-tall chest of drawers as a trophy.

16. The SPAM Museum, Minnesota

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An entire museum dedicated to canned meat. It’s like the Louvre if the Mona Lisa were made of pork and preservatives.

15. The Mystery Spot, California

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Is it a gravitational anomaly or just clever engineering? Either way, it’s where physics goes to take a holiday.

14. Hole N” the Rock, Utah

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A 5,000-square-foot home carved into a rock. It’s like the Flintstones decided to upscale.

13. Carvana, Various Locations

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A car vending machine, because why buy a Snickers bar when you can buy a Subaru? Welcome to the future, folks.

12. The Big Banana Car, Michigan

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A street-legal motor vehicle shaped like a banana. It’s what happens when your love for fruit and driving intersect.

11. Salvation Mountain, California

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A man-made mountain painted with biblical quotes and religious imagery. It’s either an act of devotion or an extreme love for arts and crafts.

10. Foamhenge, Virginia

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Another Stonehenge replica, but this time made out of foam. Because nothing says “eternal mystery” like styrofoam.

9. The House on the Rock, Wisconsin

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A house filled with eclectic collections, from the world’s largest carousel to a giant sea creature. It’s like a garage sale got out of hand and became a tourist attraction.

8. The Museum of Bad Art, Massachusetts

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Art too bad to be ignored. It’s the place to ponder whether a portrait’s eyes following you around the room is a skill or just creepy.

7. Cadillac Ranch, Texas

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A row of Cadillacs buried nose-first in the ground, all spray-painted in vibrant colors. It’s Andy Warhol meets Texas farmland.

6. The Clown Motel, Nevada

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A motel filled with clown figurines and adjacent to a cemetery. Because nothing screams “restful night’s sleep” like clowns and tombstones.

5. The Enchanted Highway, North Dakota

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A 32-mile stretch of road adorned with giant scrap metal sculptures. It’s where art meets the urge not to fall asleep at the wheel.

4. The Fremont Troll, Washington

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A giant troll sculpture under a bridge, clutching a real Volkswagen Beetle. It’s what childhood nightmares aspire to be when they grow up.

3. East Jesus, California

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An off-the-grid art installation in the desert. It’s like Mad Max decided to settle down and take up sculpture.

2. Dog Bark Park Inn, Idaho

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A bed and breakfast shaped like a beagle. Because why stay in a boring hotel when you can sleep inside a giant dog?

1. The Toilet Seat Art Museum, Texas

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Art made from toilet seats proves that inspiration can strike anywhere—even in the bathroom. It’s the epitome of American ingenuity and, perhaps, a sign we have too much time on our hands.

A Quirky Conclusion

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There you have it, a countdown to America’s strangest attractions, each more bizarre than the last. Whether you’re into art, history, or just plain weirdness, there’s a roadside stop out there that’s sure to pique your interest—or at least raise an eyebrow.

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