Roadside Attractions - Weird Roadside Attractions at WomansDay.com. If you've ever gone on a road trip, chances are you've driven past a few unusual tourist attractions.
And if you've stopped to take a look, you know they can range from odd to completely outrageous. Below, check out our list of 15 wacky ones worth seeing, including a museum devoted to toilet seat art and the world's largest hammock. Bizarre? Yes. But they're certainly a welcome change of scenery as well as a great excuse to pull over and stretch your legs.
The Beer Can House In 1968, John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer, began a very unique home improvement project; he started by inlaying marbles, rocks and metal pieces to replace the grass in his yard, then moved on to adding aluminum beer can siding to the exterior of his house. Oregon Vortex A world of paranormal activity awaits you at the Oregon Vortex, a spherical field of force that temporarily suspends the laws of physics. World's Largest Hammock Off North Carolina's Route 158 sits a hammock suitable for any giant-sized napper. Unclaimed Baggage Center. Pamukkale – Turkey’s Cotton Castle. In Turkish the name literally means Cotton Castle and it is easy to see why it was given that.
Yet this geological wonder is also the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis and over the centuries the two have seemed to come together, merged almost, in to one. In fact some of the old tombs in the city's necropolis have beome part of landscape - literally. The site itself is a series of travertines and hot springs. The travertines here have a concentric appearance and are almost sheer white giving the area an ethereal, other worldly appearance.
The hot springs precipitate calcium carbonate at their mouths and produce the strange almost organic looking structures. Before the area was declared a World Heritage Site it had its fair share of troubles. The travertine pools are at the top of a cliff which looks like, from a distance, that it is made from chalk or has been whitewashed by some giant Turkish Tom Sawyer doing his chores. 12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction. Science fiction is home to some fantastic societies, from Cloud City to Bartertown.
But you doesn't have to leave reality for this—our own world has places so abnormal, they make alien societies seem ordinary. Here are 12 remarkable locations in which people once lived (and some still do). 1. Izu Islands Off the coast of Japan lies a series of volcanic islands. 2. Neft Daslari is a functional city built 34 miles from the nearest shore. 3. One of the creepiest places on Earth, Sedlec Ossuary is a Roman Catholic chapel in the Czech Republic. 4. Temperatures in this Australian mining town reach well into broiling, so the opal miners who live there have built most of their town underground. 10 Most Terrifying Places on Earth. Creepy There are places on this planet that are stranger than the most alien landscapes we have ever imagined. Places that make your skin crawl. Places that induce heavy breathing and paranoia, before anything has even happened.
We walk the dark, dusty steps of old castles and houses. We roam the halls of asylums and tunnels, hoping to glimpse something otherworldly. Top 10 Interesting Ghost Towns Around The World. There are many reasons why cities are abandoned, because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as a flood, government action, uncontrolled lawlessness or war. Some abandoned ghost towns are now tourist attractions, while others might be dangerous or illegal to visit. Anyone else here fascinated by them? Meet 10 of the most fascinating ghost towns from around the world. 10 - Bodie, California Founded in 1876, Bodie is the authentic American ghost town. Dwindling resources proved fatal however, and although greatly reduced in prominence, Bodie held a permanent residency through most of the 20th century.
Today, Bodie is preserved in a state of arrested decay. 9 - San Zhi, Taiwan More of a modern choice this time. After this the whole thing received the cover-up treatment. 8 - Varosha, Cyprus. Atlas Obscura's Ten Most Popular Places for 2010. As we wind down the final days of 2010, we're looking at the places that have captured our attention this year.
With entries on five continents (and one not on a continent at all) including snake infested islands, abandoned sea forts, and skeleton filled lakes, I think it's fair to say that our top ten destinations list is probably a little different than your average travel site... THE REAL SWORD IN THE STONE - Chiusdino, Italy The real sword in the stone is found not in England, but in an Italian chapel The legendary sword in the stone, often linked to king Arthur’s legend, does exist. Not in Avalon, of course, but in Italy. Read the rest: The Sword in the Stone.. > More Relics and Reliquaries SNAKE ISLAND - Brazil Off-limits and full of venomous pit vipers.