Must See Odd Attractions across the U.S.
When you’re traveling by vehicle, it gets boring sometimes. On highways, there really isn’t much to look at. In your travels, you’re likely to come across some neat attractions. There are odd and unique attractions in every state across the U.S.A few of the oddest are briefly explained here.
House on the Rock
The House on the Rock was initially built with the intention of being a weekend retreat, by Alex Jordan, in the 1940s. At first, it may seem like a hoarder’s home because of the eclectic mix of classic antique/toy décor and embellishments. If you are traveling through Wisconsin, close to the town of Spring Green, stop off and visit this odd home. The most exciting “room” in the home is a 218-foot long hallway that is made of glass. This is called the “Infinity Room” as it peeks over the edge of a cliff, but is sturdy.
Lucy the Elephant
On Atlantic Avenue in Margate, New Jersey a 65-foot tall wooden elephant named Lucy looks over the beach area. She weighs 90 tons and has a riding carriage on her back. She was built in 1881 by James V. Lafferty, Jr. Lucy the Elephant was moved to the Atlantic Avenue location in 1970 to be kept safe. This elephant has been a tavern, a home and tourist attraction.
The Coral Castle
The Coral Castle was hand carved by an immigrant named Ed Leedskalnin. Over 1,000 tons of coral is carved into the castle and surrounding structures. The carving began in the early 1900s. This castle is located in Homestead, Florida and has a working revolving gate. The gate itself weighs 30 tons.
Not only will stopping at these uniquely odd attractions breakup a road trip, it gives you something to talk about with the family for the rest of the day, or for days to come. They also make a great conversation piece when you return home. Even if they are a little bit out of the way, stray from your path and take time to visit these spots.
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