Weird, Unique and Quirky Attractions of America
Within its 50 diverse states you are sure to find plenty to keep you entertained no matter what time of the year
Just when you get done with all the popular stuff like Times Square, Golden Gate or Vegas Strip
head over to the road side America and discover these
Odd, Quirky, Unusual and Weird yet at the same time Amazing, Cool, Unique and Wonderful
creations of Human Imagination
These are the ones I discovered during my travels
and now you can add yours in the comments section and I will definitely give them a look.
#1. Carhenge, Nebraska
Carhenge is a replica of England's Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska.
Instead of being built with large standing stones, as is the case with the original Stonehenge, Carhenge is formed from vintage American automobiles, all covered with gray spray paint.
Built by Jim Reinders, it was dedicated at the June 1987 summer solstice. In 2006, a visitor center was constructed to serve the site. read more...
#2. Foamhenge, Virginia
Foamhenge is a full-size replica of Stonehenge made entirely out of styrofoam in Natural Bridge, Virginia.
The structure was created by Mark Cline of Enchanted Castle Studio in 2004, with the pieces in astronomically correct positions.
There are no signs or welcome center, instead, there is a gate which might be locked after hours. Once you cross the gate it will be a short walk up the hill before you notice these columns of foam rising up to the sky. While there don't miss out the signs posted, especially the one warning you against defacing the sculpture.
As of now the foam structure has deteriorated to the point where some "stones" show cracks and are held in place with wooden supports.
On a sad note, according to Enchanted Castle Studios, they have until August 01, 2016 to remove Foamhenge as the area is becoming a state park. read more...
#3. Enchanted Highway, North Dakota
Enchanted Highway is a 32-mile stretch of paved county highway going south after exiting I-94, from Gladstone to Regent, is lined with giant Metal Sculptures created by Gary Greff a metal sculptor and retired school teacher.
Gary started the work in 1990 and as of this writing there are 7 such sculptures every few miles along this 32 mile stretch.
All the sculptures face north, toward the oncoming traffic from the I-94. You can't miss these once you are on the Regent-Gladstone road. read more...
#4. Salvation Mountain, California
Salvation Mountain is located in the state of California north of Calipatria and northeast of Niland near Slab City. It is several miles from the Salton Sea.
Salvation Mountain was created by local resident Leonard Knight (1931–2014). It encompasses numerous murals and areas painted with Christian sayings and Bible verses. The artwork is made from adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of paint.
The Folk Art Society of America declared it "a folk art site worthy of preservation and protection" in the year 2000. read more...
#5. Paris, Texas
Yes, there is an Eiffel Tower with a big red Cowboy Hat and it's in the city of Paris!
No no not Paris, France but Paris in Texas, US.
I know you won't be crossing oceans to come visit this but if you are around this area you can definitely add this to your collection of unique travel attractions. read more...
#6. Watts Towers, California
The Watts Towers, consisting of seventeen major sculptures constructed of structural steel and covered with mortar and embellished by the decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells and rock, are the work of one man - Simon Rodia born Sabato Rodia in Ribottoli, Italy in 1879.
Rodia wired rebars together then wrapped this joint with wire mesh and hand packed it with mortar and his mosaic surface.
There is no welded inner armature and the tallest of the towers reaches a height of over 99 feet (30 m). read more...
#7. The Dying Sea (Salton Sea), California
The Salton Sea was created between 1905 and 1907 when the Colorado River broke through diversion canals in the irrigation system in Imperial County.
Due to the increasing salinity of the lake over the years many of the species of fish that lived in the sea have been killed off. Dead fish have been known to wash up in mass quantities on the beaches. read more...
#8. Star Trek Rocks (Vasquez Rocks), California
Vasquez Rocks got a name for themselves after being featured in several Star Trek episodes, each time representing a different planet. More recently they were in news again after The Big Bang Theory episode.
So if you are in Los Angeles area, it might be rather easy.. to boldly go where no man has gone before. read more...
#9. Four Corners
Four Corners Monument, situated on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. read more...
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