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The Gum Wall Along Seattle's Post Alley - A Most Unique Attatction
July 13, 2022

Washington: Seattle – The Gum Wall

Seattle Gum Wall is covered in thousands of pieces of chewing gum that have been placed on the side of the Post Alley's Market Theater (now Unexpected Productions) since the early 1990s.
A Model Of The Enterprise On In The Lobby Of The Star Trek Original Series Set Tour - Ticonderoga New York
December 9, 2021

New York: Ticonderoga – Star Trek Set Tour

If you are travelling through upstate New York you might want to take a trip into the small town of Ticonderoga to visit the Star Trek Original Series Set-Tour. You might ask why is it in Ticonderoga - and you'll need to go for yourself to find out! This is not just a place for Trekkies to visit it is a fascinating insight into TV history. its authenticity has been confirmed by members of the original cast, including William Shatner (Captain James T Kirk) who makes regular visits here.
The Upside-down Traffic Lights In Syracuse, New York
November 6, 2021

New York: Syracuse – Upside-down traffic lights

When the city of Syracuse, New York started installing traffic lights in the 1920s the Irish community didn't take kindly to the set of lights put up on a busy intersection on Tipperary Hill. They did not like the fact that the 'red light', which they associated with the British, was above the 'green light' - green being the colour of the Irish. So, some youths in the area threw stones, breaking the red lamp. The city replaced the lamp only for it to be smashed again. The city eventually gave up flipping the light so the green light was at the top. These upside-down lights remain until this day and have become a local attraction.
November 4, 2021

New York: Gourdlandia

If you are in the Finger Lakes Region near Ithaca then you might want to check out Gourdlandia. This is the storefront and workshop of Graham Ottoson, a former mid-wife turned gourd artist. She takes gourds grown in her garden, dries them out and turns them into beautifully carved lamps, bowls and other gourd oddities.
July 29, 2021

Oregon: Central Coast – The Devil’s Punchbowl

The Devil's Punch Bowl is located between Newport and Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast. This Natural Area is run by the Oregon State Parks and there is a day-use area that is very popular with visitors
The Entrance To The Gift Shop At Hole 'N' The Rock Near Moab, Utah
June 29, 2021

Hole ‘N’ The Rock was once a unqiue home with a local diner

We never miss the chance to check out the weird and unusual on our travels. During our recent visit to Moab in Utah, I discovered closeby was the Hole 'N' The Rock that definitely fitted our criteria of 'weird and unusual' and luckily despite Covid-19 lockdowns it was open to visitors!
Something Mystical About Prayer Flags Covered In Frost - Carl's Critter Garden, Hanksville, Utah
June 14, 2021

Hanksville – a cool place to check out en route from Capitol Reef to Moab

One of the delights of travelling is discovering something new and unexpected. During our winter trip through Utah, we stumbled across the small remote town of Hanksville which has a couple of local oddities including Carl's Critter Garden and Hollow Mountain convenience store that are worth a stop. There are also some interesting things to explore in the local desert, including the Mars Research Centre and Goblin Valley State Park.
February 9, 2021

Louisiana: New Orleans – Mardi Gras World

Mardi Gras is about music, parades, picnics, floats and excitement. It's one big holiday in New Orleans! The parade season lasts several weeks, with over 70 parades taking place throughout the city. Nowhere else does Mardi Gras like New Orleans.
November 24, 2020

Idaho: Arco and Experimental Breeder Reactor #1 (EBR-1)

The eastern reaches of Idaho, north of Idaho Falls are pretty bleak and remote which makes it an ideal place to site dangerous things such as nuclear reactors. Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the world's first breeder reactor, is a decommissioned research reactor and U.S. National Historic Landmark located near Arco, Idaho
The Monument Marking The Geographical Centre Of The Nation
October 9, 2020

South Dakota: Geographic Centre of the Nation

With the addition of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, the geographic centre of the United States moved from Lebanon in Kansas to a point on the borders of South Dakota/Wyoming/Montana. The nearest community to this point is the small town of Belle Fourche (some 20 miles away) where there is a memorial to the commemorate the nearby geographic marker.
At 26 Feet Tall This Is The World's Largest Buffalo -Jamestown-North Dakota
September 24, 2020

North Dakota: Jamestown – World’s Largest Buffalo

As you drive along I-94 across North Dakota it is difficult to miss the giant statue of a buffalo that sits on a hill above the highway. This is apparently the World's largest buffalo/bison statue, standing at 26 feet tall and 40 feet long and weighing a mighty 60 tons.
September 10, 2020

North Dakota: World’s Largest Sandhill Crane

"Sandy", the 40ft high statue of the Sandhill Crane at Steele, North Dakota stands in a little park adjacent to the Cobblestone Inn. This monument is a celebration of this elegant bird that is found on the plains, in fields and wetlands across the United States.
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