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



Published: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:01 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2006-2017, Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins
 



Navajo Code Talker Statue, Phoenix, AZ

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:05:36 -0500

Feature: Larger than life bronze sculpture of a WWII combat radioman -- a Navajo "code talker" conversing in his indecipherable native language to another Code Talker. ...



As We Are: The Ultimate Selfie Machine, Columbus, OH

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:22:42 -0500

Feature: Step into a photo booth, have your face immortalized 14 feet high on a giant human head. ...



Sleeping Giant in a Sombrero, Denver, CO

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:07:08 -0500

Feature: Bear Creek Park's old sombrero slide has been accessorized into a new, giant, sleeping, half-buried cowboy. ...



Wilderness Taxidermy and Wildlife Museum, Franklin, NC

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 16:12:56 -0500

Feature: A rare look at the kill shot reality of wildlife management. ...



Nick Engelbert's Grandview, Hollandale, WI

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 18:11:19 -0500

Feature: Nick Engelbert was a farmer, not an artist, but that didn't stop him from filling his front yard with home-built statues ranging from a Viking in a Longboat to a bum hoisting a pint of whiskey. ...



Woodman Museum: Quirky Relics, Dover, NH

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 16:27:14 -0500

Feature: Four buildings of exhibits, including a four-legged chicken, a man-eating clam, and a blackjack used to kill a New Hampshire bank teller in 1897. ...



Forevertron, Sumpter, WI

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:42:30 -0500

Visitor Tip: Better visit now, while you still can. ...



Massacre That Saved Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:56:56 -0500

Feature: 14 white settlers in a blockhouse vs. ...



Car Smashed By UFO, Warren, MN

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:03:31 -0500

Feature: Police cruiser in a county museum, preserved with weird damage made by a UFO Close Encounter in 1979. ...



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.



Hot Wax: Presidents For Sale

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:04:53 -0600

Does the price an American pays for a wax President reveal how Americans feel about the Presidents themselves?



The 7 Death Cars of Bonnie and Clyde

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:06:16 -0600

On our trip to the new Alcatraz East attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we met an old friend: the Bonnie and Clyde Death Car from the 1967 Faye Dunaway/Warren Beatty movie.