Whether you are a teenager yearning to get out and see the world or a seasoned traveler a road trip is always exciting! Over the years we’ve seen more and more roadside attractions pop up, designed to entertain the traveler, acting as perfect pit stops on a long journey.
We’ve compiled our favorite bizarre tourist attractions that you simply MUST see on your tour of the world! The Dinosaur Kingdom Natural Bridge, Virginia. If you like alternate history then this one is for you! The Dinosaur Kingdom is a playground where dinosaurs roam freely in scenes from the Civil War. The attraction was created in 2005 by artist, Mark Cline who was also the brains behind…FoamhengeNatural Bridge, Virginia.
This attraction is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, Cline built a life-size replica of Stonehenge made entirely of Styrofoam! The Paper House Rockport, Massachusetts Have you ever wondered what a house that contained nothing but paper would look like? Well, wonder no more! Absolutely everything in The Paper House, except the floorboards, framework, and shingles, is made from newspapers and took 20 years to complete! Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard Waterbury, Vermont who doesn’t like Ben & Jerry’s? Exactly, no one! But did you know they have a flavor graveyard? Part of the Ben & Jerry’s museum the graveyard pays homage to the ice cream giant’s retired flavors.
If you can’t make the trip then check out their virtual graveyard on their website. The World’s Largest Floating Loon Virginia, Minnesota Meet Ginny, and the world’s largest floating loon! She was built by the ‘Land of the Loon’ festival committee and is 21 feet long! The Thing? Benson, Arizona Since way back in 1965 mysterious billboards have advertised ‘The Thing’ – just what ‘the thing’ actually is we can’t be sure, only those who pay for admission will ever really know…NewgrangeIrelandThis fantastic attraction is actually older than Stonehenge! Each year, between December 19th and 23rd the rising sun aligns with a hole in new grange’s roof illuminating the entire chamber inside.
This sight is so sought after that there is a lottery that thousands of people enter, but only 20 lucky entrants are picked.RacetrackDeath Valley, California desert mystery that you must see for yourself! Nestled between the Cottonwood and Last Chance mountain ranges lies an isolated valley where rocks appear to move on their own! The flat, dry lakebed features various large rocks that leave trails in their wake, some of which have moved 1.500 feet! The most mysterious part of the story? No one has ever seen the rocks move.
The Moses BridgeHollandThe inspiration for this fascinating bridge came from the biblical story of Moses parting the seas. The Moses Bridge was designed to do just the same and parts the waters of a moat in Holland, with the water coming to the top of the bridge. The water is controlled carefully by two dams to ensure that that water level remains steady and doesn’t spill into the bridge. Carley Forrester is a freelance writer who regularly takes road trips around the world. She makes sightseeing easy by renting a car from erentals.co.uk.