If you want to admire American landmarks, you can visit famous locations like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Space Needle, or Mount Rushmore. Or, you can head off the beaten path and check out some funky and weird attractions that most people haven’t heard of.
In this one town, you can see the world’s largest gavel, gold driver, golf tee, key, mailbox, rocking chair, swizzle spoon, barbershop pole, pitchfork, and more. There are a total of 12 world’s largest objects in this one spot!
In Athens, Georgia, there is a magnificent white oak tree that owns itself! According to legend, the owner of the property in the 1800s created a deed in his will that granted the tree possession of the land it was planted on.
The Unclaimed Baggage Center is in Scottsboro, Alabama, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. This venue has an impressive inventory of unclaimed baggage that you can explore and even take home with you.
The La Brea Tar Pits are in Los Angeles and one of the strangest but most interesting landmarks in the City of Angels. This famous fossil locality is an active paleontological location where natural asphalt has risen from the ground, preserving the bones of trapped animals.
People love to talk about Area 51, but you can also visit the area near the site and see some odd things. You can take day tours provided by private companies to drive near the top-secret base and learn all about the conspiracy theories and history surrounding the location.