The Weirdest Tourist Attractions In The US

If you think you’ve seen it all already, wait until you see some of the locations on this list. From scenic urinals to ice cream flavor cemeteries, you’ll be amazed at how creative and outside the box people can get, leaving you some of the weirdest attractions around the U.S.

Cabazon Dinosaurs: California

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Step back in time on the way to Palm Springs by taking a look at the Cabazon Dinosaurs. Tourists say the massive dinosaurs seem to appear out of thin air.

These dinosaurs are also movie stars, having appeared in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.

Bamahenge: Alabama

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The 21-foot-tall Stonehenge replica was built for Alabama billionaire George Barber. It’s made of fiberglass and aligned with the summer solstice, just like the real deal.

Looking at it, you can barely tell the difference, but once you knock on it you’ll realize it’s made of fiberglass, not natural rock.

The Fayette Frog Farm: Mississippi

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Photo Credit: frogfarmsculpturegarden/ Facebook

If you’re a fan of Kermit and do not care whether frogs actually look like frogs, then you won’t mind taking a tour through a whole farm made entirely of odd frog sculptures.

They range from human-sized to miniature, and they’re positioned to mimic ordinary life. You’ll find some playing instruments, while others chat around the dinner table, just as frogs do…

Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum: Texas

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Who said toilets can’t be art? Retired master plumber Barney Smith will surely beg to differ. He turned toilet seats into works of art when he started featuring them in his garage.

The garage turned into a museum and became a popular attraction for tourists who go to get their names engraved on a toilet seat.

The World’s Largest Fork: Colorado

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Meet the world’s largest fork, an enormous sculpture made by Ted Yund. It reaches up over 40 feet and weighs over 600 pounds! It broke the record of the previous world’s largest fork in Missouri. Imagine all the food you could fit on that one fork…

Hole N” The Rock: Utah

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It’s like a hole in the wall, but it’s in a rock instead—more accurately, it’s a 5,000-square-foot home carved out of a massive rock in Utah’s Canyonlands Country.

The hole is man-made and is home to a 65-foot chimney, a bathtub built into the rock, and 14 rooms! If that’s not enough, it also has a gift shop, an exotic zoo, and locally made Native American items.

The World’s Largest Chest Of Drawers: North Carolina

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Do you ever think your closet will never be big enough to fit it all? That would never be a problem with this nearly 38-foot-tall chest of U.S. Colonial drawers. Except all they hold is a single pair of giant socks.

North Carolina was once the furniture capital of America, and the drawers were made to highlight the business in 1926.

The World’s Largest Chocolate Waterfall: Alaska

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Photo Credit: @rntravelingnomad / Instagram

All chocolate lovers will surely drool over this giant chocolate waterfall. it uses over 3,000 pounds of chocolate and could definitely rival Willy Wonka’s factory! Imagine all the strawberries you could dip in there!

The Largest Ball of Paint: Indiana

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It started as just a simple little tennis ball coated in a single layer of blue finger paint. Then, a man named Michael Carmichael kept adding to it and attracted others to come to do it too, until the ball weighed over two tons and had to be suspended from the ceiling by industrial-strength chain supports.

People can still go add layers to it today, so who knows how big it’ll get?

Winchester Mystery House: California

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You don’t have to believe in ghosts to feel the eerie vibe of this possibly haunted house. The 24,000-square-foot mansion belonged to millionaire heiress Sarah Winchester. It holds staircases to nowhere, doors that open into walls, and a room with 47 fireplaces but only 17 chimneys.

It is said that Winchester built the house to trick confuse the angry ghosts of the people killed by Winchester firearms.

White House Replica: Atlanta

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If you can’t make it to the real thing, perhaps a replica will suffice. It would be easy to confuse the White House with this Atlanta replica, even though it’s only three-quarters the size.

The miniature fake White House used to give tours of its replica of the Oval Office and the Lincoln bedroom, but it is now a private home.

The Paper House: Massachusetts

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Everything in this house is quite literally paper-thin. It was built in 1922 by mechanical engineer Mr. Elis F. Stenman. He started building a summer home out of only newspaper as a hobby. He made everything from a paper piano to a paper desk to furnish his paper house.

The Fountain Of Youth: Delaware

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Photo Credit: John Wilson / Unsplash

This fountain of youth was discovered in 1631 and is considered one of the oldest out of all the claimed fountains of youth. However, don’t go tossing your skincare routine out the window just yet, as the fountain is now dry. Only a small gazebo and a sign sit where the supposed magical water once ran.

Ben And Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard: Vermont

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You can always count on Ben and Jerry’s to keep up with the trends. Have you tried their new Netflix And Chill flavor? That sadly means that a lot of flavors don’t last forever…

Instead, they go to die at a graveyard that you can visit. It even hosts funerals in honor of some of the fallen flavors. Unlike normal cemeteries, there are sometimes resurrections when fans petition for flavors to come back!

The Neon Museum: Las Vegas

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Speaking of things needing a place to rest, have you ever thought about what happens to neon signs that are no longer needed? Not far from the Vegas Strip, abandoned neon signs that previously lit up big hotels and buildings are laid in the Neon Museum. It was founded in 1996 and holds signs dating back to the 1930s.

Organ Stop Pizza: Arizona

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Photo Credit: @organstoppizza / Instagram

What goes better with pizza than the sweet sounds of an organ, right? For some reason, in the middle of communal-style tables and greasy pizza, there is the largest theater pipe organ ever built. The best part is that it works perfectly, and they use it for nightly musical dinners and a show.

The UFO Welcome Center: South Carolina

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Whether you believe in aliens or not, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. This welcome center functions as a hotel for aliens. It has everything they would need, like a bed, bathroom, and amenities. The center was built by Jody Pendarvis, a wannabe space ambassador.

The House On the Rock: Wisconsin

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The unique house opened its doors in 1959. Inside, it features a huge collection of some of the world’s most bizarre objects. We’re talking about anything and everything from sea monsters to a carousel that holds 180 chandeliers! The attraction has even made it into pop culture, featuring prominently in Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods.

World’s Most Scenic Urinal: Hawaii

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Photo Credit: @gypsyadventures_ / Instagram

There’s nothing like relieving yourself with a view, right? At The Hotel Kona, the men get the world’s most scenic urinal. They get a stunning view of the ocean and the surrounding green area while they go about their business.

The Fremont Troll: Washington

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Photo Credit: @thereal_traveler / Instagram

A huge 18-foot sculpture sits underneath a dark bridge in the shape of a one-eyed troll crushing an innocent Volkswagen car. The sculpture was made on Halloween of 1990 and has been spooking tourists ever since.