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Ultimate List of Road Trip Attractions in the U.S.A.

Ready to take a road trip? Check out these roadside attractions.

Add a little excitement to your next trip and satisfy your curiosity. From the mysterious to the delicious, to the fascinating or just plain weird, we've researched attractions and sight-seeing stops all over America.

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Alabama

A fiberglass replica of the world-famous megalith located outside of Orange Beach, Alabama.

Elberta, AL 36530

Want a look into Mardi Gras without the craziness? Take a trip to this museum that gives a glimpse into the history of Mardi Gras.

355 Government St, Mobile, AL 36602

This museum of oddities was created in the 1970's and hosts a collection of curiosities from around the world (but mostly Alabama!)

970 Highway 169 Seale, Alabama 36875

This small dog-friendly park features a walking trail through a small bamboo forest with serene landscape.

800 Upper Kingston Rd, Prattville, AL 36067

Because sometimes you just have to see the world's largest office chair.

625 Noble St, Anniston, AL 36201

Berman Museum
This museum features unique exhibits, sculptures, and paintings throughout world history.

840 Museum Dr, Anniston, AL 36206

Anniston Museum of Natural History
Vast collection of historic displays, with 7 exhibit halls, a conservatory, trails, and gardens.

840 Museum Dr, Anniston, AL 36206

DeSoto Caverns
DeSoto Caverns invites you to go on a cave tour, enjoy a light show, or conquer some wall climbing.

5181 Desoto Caverns Pkwy, Childersburg, AL 35044

U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Saturn V rocket and other attractions at a space museum with interactive exhibits and artifacts.

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805

Alaska

Moose Antler Arch
Because when you're in Alaska, you should walk under a genuine moose antler arch.

Fairbanks, AK 99701

Fairbanks Ice Museum
Locally made ice sculptures, slide presentations, and a nightly aurora show set in a vintage theater.

500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Arizona

Meteor Crater Natural Landmark
Want to see where a meteorite impacted the earth once upon a time? Check out this ancient meteorite site.

Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ 86047

Biosphere 2
Modeled on Earth, this biosphere greenhouse science center offers tours of a rainforest and ocean over three acres.

32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739

Titan Missile Museum
This was once a top-secret, Cold War-era missile silo, but now it's a missile museum offering guided tours and exhibits.

1580 Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, AZ 85614

London Bridge
Even if you can't make it across the pond, this rebuild of the world-famous London Bridge gives you a taste of England.

1340 McCulloch Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

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Arkansas

Tiny Town
This family-run attraction features an interactive model railroad and a series of handmade miniature villages.

374 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901

Gangster Museum of America
The local area was once home to notorious American gangsters, and this museum highlights it with guided video tours.

510 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901

Crater of Diamonds State Park
Mine for diamonds, rocks, and minerals on this unique 37+ acre geological site.

209 State Park Rd, Murfreesboro, AR 71958

War Eagle Cavern
This pristine natural cavern features guided tours and scenic forest trails with waterfalls.

21494 Cavern Dr, Rogers, AR 72756

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California

Trees of Mystery
Ever seen a tree made of chainsaws? How about a ginormous Paul Bunyan? This attraction off 101 has both of these and so much more.

15500 US-101, Klamath, CA 95548

Klamath Tour Thru Tree
Drive through a massive redwood tree with a drive-thru tunnel carved out of its trunk.

430 CA-169, Klamath, CA 95548

The Eternal Tree House
This man-carved room sunken at the bottom of a redwood stump provides a magical shaded Eternal Tree House that resembles a huge pile of moldering firewood with a window.

26510 Avenue of the Giants, Redcrest, CA 95569

Confusion Hill
Interested in the mysteries behind the laws of nature? Check out this gravity house and other quirky exhibits.

75001 US-101, Leggett, CA 95585

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Colorado

Museum of Colorado Prisons
With prison history dating back to 1920s, this macabre attraction features 30 cell exhibits, a gas chamber, and confiscated weapons.

201 N 1st St, Cañon City, CO 81212

Cano's Castle
This one-man creation of a glittery castle is made out of junk.

State St & E 10th Ave, Antonito, CO 81120

Colorado Gators Reptile Park
Check out some gators at this Colorado zoo.

9162 W Co Rd 9 N, Mosca, CO 81146

UFO Watchtower
Coming to you from the heart of the Mystical San Luis Valley: a real-life UFO watchtower.

Highway 17, Center, CO 81125

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Connecticut

Barnum Museum
This museum dedicated to P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb also features visiting circus-themed exhibitions.

820 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Gillette Castle State Park
This stone mansion with unique decor and a medieval-style facade belonged to actor William Gillette.

67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423

Wells Dinosaur Haven
A collection of wooden dinosaurs created and curated as one man's masterpiece.

2464 CT-32, Uncasville, CT 06382

Frog Rock Roadside Park
This big rock has been painted like a frog since the 1800s and is so loved it had its own roadside rest area. Eventually it was abandoned, but has recently been restored and the rock has been given a fresh coat of frog paint.

Eastford, CT 06242

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Delaware

Air Mobility Command Museum
Aircraft and artifacts reflecting history of Dover Air Force base in a restored WW II hangar.

1301 Heritage Rd, Dover AFB, DE 19902

Johnson Victrola Museum
Museum focused on life of Dover native E.R. Johnson, who founded Victor Talking Machine Co. in 1901.

375 S New St, Dover, DE 19901

Fort Delaware State Park
Civil War fortress on island accessed by ferry, featuring costumed guides and interactive exhibits.

45 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706

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Washington D.C.

Korean War Veterans Memorial
Outdoor memorial commemorating people who served in the Korean War through lifelike statues and more.

900 Ohio Dr SW, Washington, DC 20024

Tudor Place
This historic 1816 home features a huge collection of items from the 1700s-2000s plus hourly tours.

1644 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007

International Spy Museum
Interactive look at the history of espionage features more than 600 artifacts and devices used to spy.

700 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024

World War II Memorial
Iconic outdoor memorial honoring the 16 million Americans who served during World War II.

1750 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
This huge, iconic pool on the National Mall reflects the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20024

Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Monument to Vietnam War service, featuring a wall with over 58,000 names of dead and missing soldiers.

5 Henry Bacon Dr NW, Washington, DC 20245

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Florida

Gatorland
Circa-1949 landmark delivering alligator and snake shows, a petting zoo, a water park, and a zip line.

14501 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837

World's Smallest Police Station
As the name says, Florida is home to the world's smallest police station.

102 Ave A N, Carrabelle, FL 32322

Kennedy Space Center
Showcase for a NASA shuttle launch simulation, rockets, IMAX films, and astronaut memorabilia.

Florida 32899

Presidents Hall of Fame
This museum dedicated to U.S. Presidents and their families also has a miniature White House replica.

123 Hwy 27N, Clermont, FL 34711

Florida Citrus Tower
This old-school tower was built in 1956, and offers 360-degree views from its 226 ft.-high observation deck.

141 US-27, Clermont, FL 34711

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Georgia

Jimmy Carter Peanut of Plains Statue
Ever wanted to see a giant peanut modeled with the face of a former president?

148 GA-45, Plains, GA 31780

Tank Town USA
Blow off some steam. This outdoor venue offers tank-, excavator- and bulldozer-driving lessons, with an option to crush a car.

10408 Appalachian Hwy, Morganton, GA 30560

Old Car City USA
Old Car City in White, Georgia contains the worlds largest known classic car junkyard.

3098 US-411, White, GA 30184

EXPEDITION:BIGFOOT! The Sasquatch Museum
This cryptid museum pays homage to the world-famous Sasquatch.

1934 GA-515, Cherry Log, GA 30522

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Hawaii

Nāhuku Thurston Lava Tube
Tropical forest area featuring a long, subterranean cave formed by ancient flowing lava.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue
This 9-foot bronze sculpture honors the Hawaiian Olympic champion and father of international surfing.

Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

Iolani Palace
Opulent 19th-century home of Hawaii's last monarchs operating as a museum with tours and exhibits.

364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Kaumana Lava Tubes
Who likes tourists? No one. That's why this is the best place to go check out one of Hawaii's most famous natural wonders (without the crowds). It's hidden, off the beaten track, and relatively unknown.

1492 Kaumana Dr, Hilo, HI 96720

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Idaho

Shoshone Indian Ice Caves
Landmark spot boasts tours in underground lava caves with ice formations, plus a museum and gift shop.

1561 State Hwy 75, Shoshone, ID 83352

Evel Knievel Snake River Canyon Jump Site
Famous ramp where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to cross the canyon on a steam-powered rocket.

Twin Falls, ID 83301

Idaho Potato Museum and Potato Station Cafe
Because when you're in Idaho, you have to visit exhibits on the history of potatoes.

130 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID 83221

Yellowstone Bear World
Drive-thru wildlife tours, a petting zoo with public feeding times and kids' rides open April-October.

6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440

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Illinois

Cairo
Want to get away from tourists and traffic? Visit this ghost town that was once a booming Mississippi River port town.

Cairo, IL

Galloping Ghost Arcade
Take a stroll down memory lane and pay a visit to this old-school classic arcade in Illinois. It's known as America's largest collection of retro video games, and all you need are some quarters for a good time.

9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513

World's Largest Catsup Bottle
Because everyone should take a look at the biggest condiment bottle on the planet.

305 Railroad Ave, Collinsville, IL 62234

Leaning Tower of Niles
Built in 1934 by a local businessman, this half-sized tower replicates the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

6300 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714

Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum
Nostalgic relics from The Mother Road, such as shield murals, photos, license plates, and more.

110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764

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Indiana

Studebaker National Museum
This museum features a collection of over a century of automobile and military vehicle history and showcases the classic Studebaker.

201 Chapin St, South Bend, IN 46601

Mooresville's Gravity Hill
Visit this mysterious hill and you'll find your car rolling uphill.

Keller Hill Rd, Mooresville, IN 46158

John Dillinger's Grave
Pay a visit to Public Enemy Number One, the body of one of the world's most famous outlaws is buried in Indianapolis.

700 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

World's Largest Ball Of Paint
Because when in Indiana, you should visit the world's largest ball of paint.

10696 N 200 W, Alexandria, IN 46001

White River State Park
Park home to myriad cultural venues also offers bike rentals, gondola rides, and Segway tours.

801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Iowa

Zombie Burger + Drink Lab
Grab a burger at this zombie-themed restaurant.

300 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

John Wayne Birthplace Museum
Pay tribute to the Duke and visit the very place where film icon and legendary cowboy, John Wayne, was born.

205 S John Wayne Dr, Winterset, IA 50273

Field of Dreams Movie Site
This farm turned set of the famed 1989 baseball movie features group tours and a gift shop.

28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA 52040

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
Cafe, aquarium, boatyard, cinema and exhibits exploring life in and around America's riverways.

350 E 3rd St, Dubuque, IA 52001

Maquoketa Caves State Park
Park with hiking trails showcasing caves and other geological landmarks plus picnicking and camping.

9688 Caves Rd, Maquoketa, IA 52060

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Kansas

The Evel Knievel Museum at Historic Harley-Davidson
If you're a daredevil rediscover the spectacle of the death-defying Evel Knievel show.

2047 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612

Old Cowtown Museum
Cowtown is a living history museum where you'll experience life in the 1870s.

1865 Museum Blvd, Wichita, KS 67203

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
Imaginative and colorful botanical garden with children's areas, a butterfly house, and more.

701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203

The Keeper of the Plains
Blackbear Bosin's 44-ft. Indian chief statue stands at a confluence reachable by two footbridges.

650 N Seneca St, Wichita, KS 67203

Monument Rocks
Unique chalk formations found to contain a number of notable 80-million-year-old fossils.

Gove 16, Oakley, KS 67748

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Kentucky

Maker's Mark Distillery
This is the first alcoholic beverage facility to be name a National Historic Landmark. Learn how the famous red-wax covered liquor came to be one of the most prominent, iconic, and beloved alcoholic drinks in America.

3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037

Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center
Take a tour through the history, heritage and lore of Kentucky Bourbon making and educational Bourbon tasting at this multi-generational family owned and operated distillery.

1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience
Originally opened on Derby Day in 1935 and reopened to the public in 2014, the Stitzel-Weller Distillery is one of the true cathedrals of the American whiskey industry.

3860 Fitzgerald Rd, Louisville, KY 40216

Kentucky Derby Museum
Take a tour and get a glimpse behind the scenes of the world famous Kentucky Derby.

704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
A giant baseball bat marks this venue offering tours and exhibits on the sports-equipment icon.

800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

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Louisiana

Ark-La-Tex Antique and Classic Vehicle Museum
Housed in a former 1920s Louisiana auto dealership, this museum displays more than 60 vintage cars, motorcycles, fire trucks, and more.

Shreveport, LA 71101

Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point
A free, fun attraction that immerses you in nature and Louisiana's unique culture.

2740 Ruth St, Sulphur, LA 70665

Louisiana's Old State Capitol
This castle-style former statehouse is now a museum dedicated to Louisiana political history.

100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

USS Kidd Museum
This veteran battleship-turned-museum features naval history exhibits, ship models, and memorials.

305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Jungle Gardens
More than 200 acres of flowers and trees featuring a Chinese garden plus a bird sanctuary.

Louisiana 329 and Main Road, Avery Island, LA 70513

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Maine

Portland Head Lighthouse and Museum
Maine is known for its lighthouses. Stop by and get an in-depth look at one of these iconic, historic structures.

12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Waterside spot with 250 acres of manicured gardens, natural landscapes, and trails.

132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay, ME 04537

Quoddy Head State Park
Easternmost point on the U.S. mainland, with trails, varied wildlife, and a striped, 1808 lighthouse.

973 S Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME 04652

Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
This 19th-century granite fort features a modern bridge with a 420-ft. observation tower.

740 Ft Knox Rd, Prospect, ME 04981

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Maryland

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Park around the historic waterway, offering mule-drawn boat rides, natural areas and a visitor center.

205 W Potomac St, Williamsport, MD 21795

Assateague State Park
Barrier-island park known for migrating wild horses also offers sandy beaches, camping, and fishing.

6915 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, MD 21811

Antietam National Battlefield
Historic site of the famous 1862 Civil War battle features tours, interpretive programs, and park land.

302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Fort whose War of 1812 victory inspired 'The Star-Spangled Banner,' the U.S. national anthem.

2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230

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Massachusetts

Sam Adams Brewery
Make a stop and take a tour of this beer lover's delight: the site of America's leading brewer of handcrafted beer.

30 Germania St, Boston, MA 02130

USS Salem
Get a look at this historic (and possibly haunted) warship up close.

551 South St, Quincy, MA 02169

Singing Beach at Manchester-by-the-Sea
There is a scientific explanation for the reason this beach makes a mysterious 'singing' sound.

119 Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944

Old Sturbridge Village
Re-creation of an 1830s settlement with a costumed staff, rides, and activities for family edutainment.

1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Plimoth Plantation
Complete re-creation of a 17th-century Pilgrim village, including costumed actors and activities.

137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360

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Michigan

Gilmore Car Museum
Houses one of Michigan's largest collections of classic and vintage automobiles. There are over 400 cars and motorcycles on display, and a diner on-site with famous pecan pie!

6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
A nostalgic museum that is devoted to a huge collection of coin-operated animatronic dummies, mechanical games and other oddities.

31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
35 miles of pristine Lake Michigan beaches, two large islands, enormous sand dunes and bluffs, rivers, and inland lakes.

Maple City, MI 49664

Turnip Rock
An interesting scenic island just off the Michigan shore in Lake Huron.

Port Austin, MI 48467

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Park offers 40 miles of lakeshore and 100 miles of trails winding through a northern hardwood forest.

Munising, MI 49862

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Minnesota

Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis' oldest park overlooks the Mississippi River, spans 193 acres, and features a 52-foot waterfall over limestone bluffs.

Minneapolis, MN 55417

Wabasha Street Caves
Most famously known as a frequent gangster hideout for the likes of John Dillinger and Ma Barker, Wabash has been a speakeasy, an underground disco, and even a mushroom growing operation.

215 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107

International Wolf Center
Educational center focusing on wolves through environmentalist-led programs, plus on-site animals.

1396 MN-169, Ely, MN 55731

Split Rock Lighthouse
Tours of a landmark lighthouse and keeper's home by guides in period garb displaying 1920s daily life.

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Mississippi

Highway 61 Blues Museum
A museum that honors the mid-Mississippi Delta Bluesmen and their contributions to music through the ages.

307 N Broad St, Leland, MS 38756

Elvis Presley Birthplace
Historic museum, event center, and theater surrounding Elvis Presley's first home.

306 Elvis Presley Dr, Tupelo, MS 38801

Windsor Ruins
The Windsor plantation once sprawled over 2,600 acres. Legend says that from a roof observatory, Mark Twain watched the Mississippi River in the distance, now only ruins remain.

Rodney Rd, Port Gibson, MS 39150

Vicksburg National Military Park
Park marking the Civil War's Vicksburg Campaign includes sites, exhibits, and the U.S.S. Cairo museum.

3201 Clay St, Vicksburg, MS 39183

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Missouri

Mungenast Classic Automobiles and Motorcycles Museum
The Mungenast Classic Automobiles and Motorcycles Museum is two-building display with over 6,000 square feet dedicated to restored and rare wheeled-beauties.

5625 Gravois Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116

Devil's Icebox
Enjoy some cool weather and beautiful scenery in the full-swing of summer. This curious cave stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.

Rock Bridge, MO 65203

Taum Sauk Mountain
A beautiful spot atop the St. Francois Mountains in the Ozarks. At 1,772 feet above sea level, this is the highest, and oldest, peak in Missouri.

Arcadia Township, MO 63650

National WWI Museum and Memorial
The nation's only public museum dedicated to WWI, with a large collection of photos, weapons, and more.

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108

Missouri State Penitentiary
Imposing prison complex dating to the 1800s, with tours of its cell blocks, yard, and gas chamber.

115 Lafayette St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Montana

A museum that showcases automobiles, aircraft, and more. The current collection contains thousands of artifacts scattered throughout dozens of buildings and is open year round.

36094 Memory Ln, Polson, MT 59860

Rated by USA Today as one of the top ten car museums in the country, this site showcases over 150 cars on display. From a 1903 Ford with tonneau and wicker side baskets, to classic Chevys and muscle cars, there's something for every motorcycle-, car-, or museum-enthusiast.

1106 Main St, Deer Lodge, MT 59722

Visitors get close-up views of grizzly bears, gray wolves, and birds of prey in this animal refuge.

201 S Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

An attraction offering a re-creation of an 1890s mining town, mine tours, and exhibits on mining tools.

155 Museum Way, Butte, MT 59701

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Nebraska

A small, personal museum of old Chevys, bicycles, motorcycles, posters, model cars, and more.

7247 Buffalo Creek Rd, Elm Creek, NE 68836

The Museum of American Speed is an award-winning 501 museum dedicated to preserving and displaying artifacts of American automotive history.

599 Oakcreek Dr, Lincoln, NE 68528

Unique architectural landmark above I-80 containing a museum on 19th-century Western migration.

3060 E 1st St S, Kearney, NE 68847

Boasting remnants of the Oregon trail, this 3,000-acre park features unique rock formations.

190276 Old Oregon Trail, Gering, NE 69341

Protected woodlands featuring camping, hiking, horseback riding, and a natural cave with petroglyphs.

65296 720 Rd, Shubert, NE 68437

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Nevada

Located just south of the Truckee River in Reno, Nevada, this museum displays historic automobiles from the late 19th century and from throughout the 20th.

10 Lake St, Reno, NV 89501

See the graveyard of all those shining lights that once lit the famous Las Vegas Strip.

770 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Looking for an interesting place to stop for the night? How about staying at clown-themed motel located at the edge of the desert? It's even conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard. Fun.

521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049

This hall of fame features a collection of vintage pinball machines that you can even play for 25 cents a pop.

1610 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Petrified wood and red sandstone are two of the natural features found at this hiking and camping spot.

29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 89040

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New Hampshire

A motor sports museum that houses a library, huge trophy collection, significant helmet collection, vintage race cars with a New England history, motorcycles, photo collections and other New England racing artifacts.

922 NH-106, Loudon, NH 03307

The largest arcade museum in the world showcases the nostalgia of the golden age of video games in New Hampshire.

579 Endicott St N, Laconia, NH 03246

Historic steam train and biodiesel locomotives for scenic rides to top of mountain, open seasonally.

3168 Base Station Rd, Bretton Woods, NH 03589

Swimming, skiing, hiking, canoeing, and history inside a mountain pass with a scenic aerial tramway.

Flume Gorge, Daniel Webster Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251

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New Jersey

Part of a custom shop, this antique showroom highlights the history and tradition of the motorcycle industry. (As seen on History Channel's popular show American Pickers.)

721 Lebanon Ave, Williamstown, NJ 08094

Visitors can tour the decommissioned battleship's 887-ft.-long deck and sailors' living quarters.

100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103

Home and laboratory of American inventor and manufacturer features historical artifacts and archives.

211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052

History museum and state's tallest lighthouse open for climbing with sweeping views of Atlantic City.

31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Underground tours of an old mine with fluorescent minerals, plus displays of machinery, and a museum.

30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

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New Mexico

A museum that features dozens of antique autos, motorcycles, and Route 66 memorabilia. The museum owner does the restorations, himself, and runs a garage right next door.

2436 Historic Rte 66, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

Archaeological site showcasing thousands of prehistoric Native American drawings on stone walls.

Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Take a historical and spooky walk through the streets of the old west.

Plaza Don Luis #N120, 303 Romero St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Museum featuring exhibits about the Roswell UFO Incident of 1947 along with alien-related art.

114 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88203

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New York

Quiet, shady patch of Central Park with black and white tile mosaic honoring Beatle John Lennon.

W 72nd St, New York, NY 10019

Sprawling, oft-interactive collection of curiosities ranging from shrunken heads to unusual animals.

234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

Flight museum on an aircraft carrier whose exhibits include a Concorde, submarine, and space shuttle.

Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

The Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead and its historic graveyard and gardens provide a link to the history of early Dutch settlers in New York.

78-03 19th Rd, East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Sprawling spot of 50 gardens, 30,000 trees and landmark glasshouse with rain forest and cactus displays.

2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10458

A heavily wooded, 38-acre section of Central Park with rocky outcroppings, laced with walking paths.

79th St Transverse, New York, NY 10024

This former 1964 World's Fair pavilion now houses more than 450 interactive science and tech exhibits.

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

Photos, maps, and other artifacts trace NYC history from its 16th-century birth to the present day.

1220 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

Iconic National Monument offering guided tours, a museum, and city views.

New York, NY 10004

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004

Plaza, pools, and exhibits honoring victims of 1993 and 2001 WTC terrorist attacks. Free timed admission.

180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007

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North Carolina

Wheels Through Time
North Carolina's Wheels Through Time Museum is home to the world's premier collection of rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique American automobiles.

62 Vintage Ln, Maggie Valley, NC 28751

The iconic train crash in the movie The Fugitive can be experienced first hand...er, the site can anyway. The movie set is still found rusting along the Great Smoky Railroad.

973 Haywood Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

This is the highest point in the state, and of the whole United States east of the Mississippi River.

2388 NC-128, Burnsville, NC 28714

Whimsical, 32-ft. Victorian dresser-shaped building in 'the furniture capital of the world.'

508 N Hamilton St, High Point, NC 27262

Tall, historic, still-operating 1848 lighthouse featuring tours and scenic views.

8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head, NC 27959

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North Dakota

Cruise through this unique spectacle of eccentric, large and record-breaking sculptures in North Dakota.

607 Main St, Regent, ND 58650

Remember the Cold War? This is one of the missile launch sites that has been preserved. Take a look at that big red button and wonder what could have happened if it had been pushed.

555 113th 1/2 Ave NE, Cooperstown, ND 58425

Bison, elk, and deer roam this scenic park of prairie, and rugged badlands marked by stunning buttes.

North Dakota

Log building displaying Native American art and artifacts with a buffalo herd on the grounds.

500 17th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401

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Ohio

Take a leisurely drive down the Ohio trail of one of the most famous movie trails, The Shawshank Redemption.

124 N Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902

The final resting place of the infamous sharpshooter, Annie Oakley.

Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, 45380

35-acre park features striking limestone caverns with over two miles of passageways, and guided tours.

2210 OH-245 E, West Liberty, OH 43357

Because when you're in Ohio, you just have to see the world's largest cuckoo clock.

100 N Broadway St, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Museum displaying a large collection of rare, vintage television sets and studio equipment.

5396 Franklin St, Hilliard, OH 43026

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Oklahoma

The only museum in the world that celebrates the colorful history, spirit, and the humble twang of the banjo.

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Completed in 1961, this folk-art park features elaborate carved totems created by Ed Galloway.

21300 OK-28 A, Chelsea, OK 74016

Unique spot for educational exhibits of 300+ skeletons of many species plus hands-on displays.

10301 S Sunnylane Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73160

Interactive museum charting interior US history, with an 1830s trading post, schoolhouse and depot.

601 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton, OK 73507

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Oregon

One of the oldest bar/restaurant outposts in the Pacific Northwest, this Oregon historical landmark houses a dozen fully restored bikes as well as photos and other memorabilia.

426 SW Washington St, Portland, OR 97204

This museum hosts a large collection of autos and aircraft, and displays more than 40 motorcycles (in chronological order) through history.

1600 Air Museum Rd, Hood River, OR 97031

Oregon's unexpected high desert that is painted with colorful layers of time.

Oregon, 97750

Sea lions frequent this privately owned wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary offering tours.

91560 US-101, Florence, OR 97439

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Pennsylvania

Cherry Springs State Park

Stop and take a look at the stars at one of the country's rare locations that has no artificial light pollution.

4639 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915

Sprawling park includes Gettysburg Battlefield and historic land, plus a Civil War museum.

1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Offbeat 1910 home featuring antique taxidermy and other kooky oddities, plus an escape room and events.

7724 Juniata St, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

This landmark-filled park covers 20 city blocks with museums, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

City history from 1680 to present portrayed via an extensive collection of artifacts, and objects.

15 S 7th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Attraction since 1930 with underground walking tours, museum, trail, gem mill, store, and picnic areas.

1908, 726 Durham St, Hellertown, PA 18055

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Rhode Island

Estate on 33 acres featuring a mansion and expansive gardens (with rare plants) offering group tours.

101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809

Popular park with both attractions and green space filled with ponds, a rose garden, and public statues.

1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907

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South Carolina

Marine life attraction with kid-friendly exhibits and dive tours, plus live shows and a gift shop.

1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Lush garden dating to pre-Revolutionary War times, with train and boat tours, plus a petting zoo.

3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414

Scenic destination with acres of mountain park for visitors seeking waterfall views and hiking trails.

8155 Geer Hwy, Cleveland, SC 29635

135-ft.-tall water tower and local roadside attraction shaped and painted like a giant, ripe peach.

Peachoid Rd, Gaffney, SC 29341

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South Dakota

Of course you know about Sturgis, well learn about the legacy at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. This museum is dedicated to preserving the past, and educating about the sport and culture. The museum showcases vintage motorcycles, artifacts, and memorabilia.

999 Main St, Sturgis, SD 57785

This memorial to the renowned Crazy Horse is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is the world's largest mountain carving. It could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.

12151 Ave of the Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD 57730

This is the ravine where Jesse James evaded capture performed a legendary escape.

Garretson, SD 57030

This monument is dedicated at the direct center of the United States.

415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park is Tennessee's largest and most visited state park. The park encompasses more than 26,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau.

2009 Village Camp Rd, Spencer, TN 38585

Visit a relatively unknown Hall of Fame and enjoy some of the history of your favorite Rockabilly jams.

105 N Church St, Jackson, TN 38301

Take a tour of the historic distillery that produces the famous Jack Daniel's whiskey.

133 Lynchburg Hwy, Lynchburg, TN 37352

Outdoor military history spot includes Civil War battlefields and self-guided driving tours.

1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd, Shiloh, TN 38376

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Texas

The National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg, Texas, the boyhood home of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz.

340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Get a real taste of Texas roots at the historic stockyards of Fort Worth. Cattle drives, brick streets, and an old west feel await you.

2501 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Iconic area with landscaped walkways, bridges, restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and boat tours.

849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Home to sharks, seahorses and other animals, this attraction features a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium.

1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

WWII aircraft carrier and naval museum with airplanes, an IMAX theater showing historic films and more.

2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402

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Utah

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.

Bonneville Speedway Road, Wendover, UT 84083

A giant, natural amphitheater made of amazing geological formations. A must see for any fan of epic scenery.

Bryce Canyon National Park, UT

The Burr Trail takes the adventurous riders into some of Utah's most beautiful and extraordinary landscapes. The Burr Trail switchbacks steeply up through the canyon, and is known as one of the world's most scenic, and challenging, roads.

Torrey, UT 84775

Canyon country park with camping, scenic overlooks and hiking trails, plus three sandstone bridges.

Lake Powell, UT 84533

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Vermont

Why should only famous or notable people get museums? This Vermont museum celebrates the glory of normalcy and exhibits highlight your everyday Joe.

3482 Dry Pond Rd, Glover, VT 05839

This 6-day, 5-night tour will take you on a motorcycle riding tour that takes you across the state, hitting all the must-see areas steeped in history of the state.

1891 Williston Road, Suite 35
South Burlington, VT 05403

This 306-ft. stone obelisk offers an elevator to an observation deck with views of three states.

15 Monument Cir, Bennington, VT 05201

Working farm and museum dedicated to scientific-farming history, with interactive exhibits and demos.

69 Old River Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091

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Virginia

Yeah, the one and only Stonewall Jackson lost his arm. Find it, it was laid to rest here.

36380 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508

More than 250 exotic animals that were once unwanted or abused pets, including snakes and alligators, now call this rescue zoo their happy home.

1087 US-211, Luray, VA 22835

Historic 18th-century lighthouse featuring tower climbs with ocean vistas.

583 Atlantic Ave, Fort Story, VA 23459

Reconstruction of the first English settlement includes a fort, village and characters in costume.

1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestown, VA 23081

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Washington

Known as the most-opened drawbridge in the country, the Fremont was built in 1917 and even has its own tower Rapunzel.

Seattle, WA 98109

Barron is one of the most intact ghost towns in Washington with cabins, log structures, and even a few explorable mines.

Barron, WA

Exhibits covering the history and future of aviation plus tours of the commercial jet assembly plant.

8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275

While in Washington, why don't you stop to see the world's largest egg?

Winlock, WA 98596

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West Virginia

Mothman Museum

Even if you don't believe in weird stuff like this, you can't really visit West Virginia without taking part in what makes this area paranormally famous.

400 Main St, Point Pleasant, WV 25550

New River Gorge Bridge

This huge bridge spans an Appalachian gorge, and, strangely enough, it's legal to jump off of one day a year. (You probably might not want to do that, though.)

Victor, WV 25938

Whipple Company Store

A museum for the people, this site pays tribute to the hard-working coal miners of the Appalachians.

7485 Okey L Patteson Rd, Scarbro, WV 25917

Seneca Caverns

Landmark of underground geological formations, with tours, gemstone mining, and adventure caving.

3328 Germany Valley Rd, Riverton, WV 26814

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Wisconsin

Little Bohemia Lodge

Once the preferred hideout of John Dillinger, this is the site of one of the most famous botched FBI raids in history.

142 US-51, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545

World's Largest Six Pack

The name says it all.

3rd St S, La Crosse, WI 54601

Crystal Cave

Geological wonder 70 feet underground, with bats, one-hour tours, gem panning, trail, picnics and more.

W965 WI-29, Spring Valley, WI 54767

Circus World

Museum complex offering exhibits on the history of the circus, with live acts under a big-top tent.

550 Water St, Baraboo, WI 53913

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Wyoming

Hole-in-the-wall Outlaw Hideout

This is the notorious Wyoming hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and the infamous Jesse James.

Wyoming, 82639

The Devil's Tower

This is the first declared National Monument in America.

WY-110, Devils Tower, WY 82714

National Elk Refuge

Various wildlife inhabit this preserve where elk herds descend in winter and sleigh rides are offered.

675 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001

Grizzly Country Wildlife Adventures

Want to see some bears?

20 Wapiti Dr, Jackson, WY 83001

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