America the brave. America the beautiful. America the... strange? This great nation of ours is home to some incredible landmarks. Amazing manmade structures like the Empire State Building, the Lincoln Memorial, and Independence Hall sit alongside beautiful natural landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and Yosemite Valley, and millions of people flood to see them every year. They are the backbone of America’s tourist economy, and rightly so.
But those incredible, nation-defining landmarks are only half of the story. The other half may be less impressive, but it is just as interesting—America’s strangest landmarks. This is a nation of unique roadside attractions, unlikely landscapes and natural phenomena, and eccentric people doing eccentric things. It’s the weird and wonderful underbelly of America’s tourism scene, and we’ve gathered a few of the strangest together here for you.