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Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the role of electricity in life
44.9384, -93.3208
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love
25.5005, -80.4446
North Freedom, Wisconsin

Dr. Evermor's Forevertron

"World's largest scrap metal sculpture" stands in an outsider art sculpture garden in the middle of Wisconsin
43.3639, -89.7717
Years ago, I saw a child almost plummet out the Emergency Exit (and it would need to be a dire emergency, to knowingly venture out there that high off the ground,) near this high area of the house. The door's opening set off an alarm but staff didn't even raise an eyebrow. Scary place!
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections
43.0970, -90.1349
Chiann, a big beer drinker.
Phillips, Wisconsin

Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park

An oddly poignant self-built sculpture park celebrating American lore
45.6709, -90.3908
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

A curious replication of Stonehenge
42.1386, -102.8591
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world
43.7146, -98.0254
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire
40.8042, -76.3409
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Science & Surplus

Robots, Lasers, and Whoopee Cushions. Oh My!
42.9877, -87.9990
Saugerties, New York

Opus 40

One man's six-acre monument to the quarryman
42.0507, -74.0317
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess
29.9590, -90.0712
Darwin, Minnesota

World's Largest Ball of Twine Rolled by One Man

17,400 lbs., 12 feet in diameter, and 29 years in the making
45.0971, -94.4038
Abita Springs, Louisiana

Abita Mystery House

A museum of unusual collections, mini-towns, and a half-dog, half-alligator
30.4774, -90.0363
The Dickeyville Grotto: full of incredible detail and ingenious designs
Dickeyville, Wisconsin

The Dickeyville Grotto

A tribute to the twin ideals of religion and patriotism, built by a Catholic priest from rocks, glass, and innumerable found items.
42.6291, -90.5908
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed
35.6858, -105.9377
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
ArtCart Taxi shanty transports visitors from the parking lot by pedal power.
Plymouth, Minnesota

Art Shanties at Medicine Lake

Direct, creative challenge to Mother Nature's winter wrath
45.0009, -93.4063
Electro-Metabograph
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Museum of Quackery and Medical Frauds

A museum within a museum, devoted to history's most questionable medical devices
44.9435, -93.0957
Vancouver, Canada

Steam Clock Gastown Vancouver

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown
49.2849, -123.1113
Freaks of Nature
Austin, Texas

The Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style
30.2670, -97.7387
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Dismalite Closeup by Jeff Payne
Phil Campbell, Alabama

Dismals Canyon

Famous for its bio-luminescent inhabitants, known as "Dismalites" .
34.3286, -87.7800
Belleview, Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants
37.6546, -90.6886
"Grasshopper's Delight" sculpture along the Enchanted Highway, approximately half-way to Regent, North Dakota.  Car included for scale.
Regent, North Dakota

Enchanted Highway Sculptures

One man's quest to save his with a trail of record-breaking sculptures
46.4217, -102.5557