Saturday, November 30, 2013

Balls of Twine, Worlds Largest Statues: Quirky Attractions Await Travelers

As 2013 comes to a close, the team at Grasshaven began to reminisce about the year.  As we started, we thought about our travels.  For fun, we began to compile a list of quirky attractions in each state.  From balls of twine and paint to purportedly large statues, the US is chalk full of crazy and obscure attractions.  Often, all it takes is a little detour to create unique and memorable experiences.  With so many attractions in each state, it actually was a challenge to narrow down the field but here are our favorite, family friendly stops across the US.

We want to know how many have you been too?  
What are the best quirky US attractions you've visited?

Mammoth Orange Drink Stand, Redfield, Arkansas
London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona
Cabazon Dinosaurs, Cabazon, CA
Randy’s Donuts Inglewood, CA
Wells Dinosaur Heaven, Connecticut
Largest Aligator, Christmas, Florida
White House Replica, Atlanta, GA
Balanced Rock, Castleford, ID
World’s Biggest Ball of Paint, Alexandra, Indiana
World’s Largest Ball of Twine, Cawker City, Kansas
Worlds Largest Bourbon Bottle Bardstown, Kentucky
Giant Mailbox, Newellton, Louisiana
Lenny, the Chocolate Moose, Scarborough, Maine
Shark from Jaws, Berlin, Maryland
ATM Tree Stump, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Worlds Biggest Tire, Allen Park, Michigan
Jolly Green Giant Statue, Blue Earth, Minnesota
Graceland Too, Holly Springs, Mississippi
Celebrity Mount Rushmore, Branson, Missouri
Worlds Largest Purple Spoon, East Glacier, Montana
Ball of Stamps, Boys Town Nebraska
World’s Largest Fire Cracker, Amargosa Valley, Nevada
Mini Trains in a Train, Gorham, New Hampshire
Insectropolis, Toms River, New Jersey
Upside-Down Bridge, Lockport, New York
Big Acorn, Raleigh, North Carolina
World’s Largest Buffalo Sculpture, Jamestown, North Dakota
The Castle, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Paul Bunyan Statue, Portland, Oregon
Flying Saucer Statue, Mars, Pennsylvania
Mr. Potatohead, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Upside Down Building, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Giant Soda Cans, Salina, Utah
Big Lady Squirrel Statue, Salisbury, Vermont
Giant Rollerskate, Bealeton, Virginia
Underground Tour, Seattle, Washington
Mystery Hole, Ansted, West Virginia
Giant Bass Sculpture, Ashland Wisconsin
World’s Largest Hot Spring, Thermopolis Wyoming

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