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Putney, Vermont

Santa's Land

A classic roadside attraction on Vermont's historic Route 5.
43.0104, -72.4696
International Cryptozoology Museum
Portland, Maine

International Cryptozoology Museum

The world's only international cryptozoology museum is host to an unrivaled collection of cryptid specimens.
43.6517, -70.2909
The inscription on his pedestal reads:"The World's Largest Garden Gnome / Kelder's Farm, Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY / Maria Reidelbach and Ken Brown, 2003 Fabricated by John Hutchinson and Maria Reidelbach, 2006"
Accord, New York

Gnome Chomsky

"Gnome Chomsky" was once the largest gnome in the world, but is now simply tall for his kind.
41.7899, -74.2587
Mounted spider webs
Williamstown, Vermont

Knight's Spider Web Farm

The "original web site," this farm in Northern Vermont encourages orb-weaver spiders to build their daily webs, and then sells the preserved masterpieces.
44.1172, -72.5424
La Isla de las Muñecas
Mexico City, Mexico

La Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls)

An island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls.
19.2908, -99.0986
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
40.7275, -73.9801
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409
Desert of Maine
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the union.
43.8590, -70.1562
The Summit of Mount Washington
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
44.2710, -71.3055
112 feet of jawbreakers, root beer barrels, gum balls....
Littleton, New Hampshire

Chutters Candy Store

According to the experts at the Guinness World's Record office, this is the longest candy counter in the world.
44.3065, -71.7720
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
47.6042, -122.3390
Espionage Tools
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
38.8969, -77.0235
Dinosaurland
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
39.0554, -78.1414
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
35.6858, -105.9377
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Penis Fountain

Amsterdam's Red Light District leaves little to the imagination.
52.3726, 4.8978
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
47.6515, -122.3513
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Abita Springs, Louisiana

Abita Mystery House

A museum of unusual collections, mini-towns, and a half-dog, half-alligator.
30.4774, -90.0363
Note the size of the person below
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Indians surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
37.6282, -79.5447
As seen in March of 2017.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant Ants

Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore.
39.9418, -75.1495
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
39.9429, -75.1593
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain.
39.9535, -75.1768