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Offbeat Tourist Attractions, Museums, Monuments - Road Trips, News, and Reviews



Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:00:02 -0600

Copyright: Copyright 2006-2018, Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins
 



Weeki Wachee, Weeki Wachee, FL

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:39:08 -0600

Feature: World-famous underwater mermaid show. ...



Nike Missile Explosion Memorial, Sandy Hook, NJ

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:02:05 -0600

Feature: Two tiny missile replicas flank a granite memorial to 10 killed on May 22, 1958, when 8 Nike Ajax missiles at the nearby Leonardo Battery B base exploded. ...



Ghost Deer and Atom Bombs, Romulus, NY

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:11:39 -0600

Feature: The world's largest known population of ghostly white deer have lived and bred inside a former off-limits Army Depot, undisturbed for 70 years. ...



Feegee Mermaid, Dueling Frogs, Grafton, VT

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:33:37 -0600

Feature: Peculiar items owned by an otherwise normal nature museum. ...



Ten-Ton Hog Head, Fayetteville, AR

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:33:20 -0600

Feature: Carved out of a limestone boulder by Orville Roosevelt Skaggs, a retired coal miner and lumberyard worker. ...



Gearhead, Lansing, MI

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:54:10 -0600

Feature: A giant mechanical head, 15 feet high, built out of nearly two tons of metal. ...



Sit on Famous Outlaw Laps, Fort Worth, TX

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:53:41 -0600

Feature: Life-size bronze version of famous Wild West photo of Butch Cassidy, The Sundance Kid, and several of their outlaw gang members. ...



Statue of a British Queen, Centreville, MD

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:53:31 -0600

Feature: Who won the Revolutionary War? ...



Noah's Ark, Williamstown, KY

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 15:57:48 -0600

Feature: Enormous wooden boat of biblical proportions. ...



William McKinley: Imperialist In The Crosshairs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:03:37 -0600

He was once revered as a martyred President, assassinated in his second term. But modern McKinley fandom is in short supply.



Ax Marks The Spot

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:46:43 -0500

Today, the hot attraction is competitive ax-throwing.



Origins of a Cursed Pyramid

Sun, 14 May 2017 18:24:39 -0500

Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, but it didn't have giant pyramids (Egypt's famous pyramids were miles away in Giza).



Prince Edward Island Vanishes From Canada’s Maps

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:02:05 -0500

Prince Edward Island in Canada is known as "the cradle of Confederation." it's a pastoral place that has only 0.1 percent of Canada's land but produces 25 percent of its potatoes.



Latest Thrill: Taking a Dump in New Jersey

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:20:17 -0600

For decades New Jersey was used and abused as a landfill by its urban neighbors, dotted with smelly, heaping, seagull-infested mini-mountains packed with everything from New York City's garbage to Philadelphia's dead mobsters.



Party’s Over On Post-Apocalyptic Highway

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:57:47 -0600

Since the early 1990s, a three-quarter mile stretch of Pennsylvania Highway 61 has been closed - blocked with berms of earth at both ends - because the ground beneath it is on fire.



Palace On A Budget: No Bread For Corn

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:30:45 -0600

Tourists who visit South Dakota's Mitchell Corn Palace in 2017 may notice something familiar: the same outdoor Corn Palace murals that decorated the building in 2016.



Dust Up At The Action Figure Museum

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:30:41 -0600

How do you clean a collection of over 13,000 toys and action figures? At the Toy and Action Figure Museum, it's a matter of logistics.



Happy Birthday Twine Ball Man

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:37:40 -0600

JFK - that's James Frank Kotera, not John F. Kennedy - turned 70 on Groundhog Day, 2017. JFK is the creator and solitary roller of what may be the World's Largest Ball of Twine.



A Uniter, Not A Divider

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:30:52 -0600

In a time when Americans yearn for someone to bring them together, David Bakara knows who that someone is.