Erin Johnson's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Monticello, Utah

Hole n' the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Simi Valley, California

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

An eccentric folk art landmark made out of discarded bottles by an inspired "grandma."
Los Angeles, California

Rustic Canyon's Murphy Ranch

World War II-era Nazi compound nestled in the Santa Monica hills.
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
Redmond, Oregon

Petersen Rock Garden

Bridges, terraces, and replicas of historic structures all built of rock and petrified wood by one man.
Seattle, Washington

Walker Rock Garden

A Boeing mechanic and his wife leave a whimsical, stone sculptured garden as their legacy.
Centerport, New York

Vanderbilt Museum

An eccentric playboy's astounding natural history collection.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Lemgo, Germany

Karl Junker House

An intricate and amazing house built by schizophrenic architect Karl Junker.
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.
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.
Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden

Self-built house and sculpture park where the creator can still be seen in a glass coffin.