16 Bizarre Tourist Attractions From Around The World
There are some vacation spots that simply make sense. The crystal clear waves of Hawaii, for instance, or the rich history and cultural activities of Rome. These places are popular for a reason and they attract countless tourists every year.
Some tourist attractions, on the other hand, are downright strange. Whether they were built that route or were weird to begin with, these places will never stop piquing the curiosity of explorers far and wide.
1. Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
Do you have a strong stomach? If so, this museum all about surgical history is for you. It contains an actual operating theatre from the 19 th century, and Florence Nightengale, the mother of modern nursing, even utilized the building in 1859!
2. Prada Marfa
What’s a Prada store doing in the middle of nowhere? That’s a good question. This “store” is actually simply a large statue situated a few miles away from Valentine, Texas. The artists behind the project, Elmgreen and Dragset, never intended for it to be used, and hope for it to eventually break down and become part of the surrounding land.
3. Gnome Reserve and Wild Flower Garden
You’ve probably watched a front yard with a garden gnome or two, but what about an entire woodland? Situated in Holsworth, England, this land contains upwards of 1,000 gnomes and gremlins. You could spend an entire day trying to place every single one!
4. Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum
While we tend to run away and call when we consider a roach, the folks at the Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum in Plano, Texas are a little friendlier with them. The museum features a number of elaborated cockroach showings, including one in where a roach poses like Liberace( “Liberoachi” ), mini-candelabra and all.
5. The Fremont Troll
Don’t be scared – all this troll wants to do is bring the community together. Situated underneath the George Washington Memorial Bridge in Seattle, Washington, this beloved sculpture delights tourists and locals every day. Observers are even allowed to climb on top of the troll!
6. Yunessun Spa Resort
That might look like a pond full of lime Jell-O, but, believe it or not, it’s actually green tea! This one-of-a-kind resort allows guests to bathe in ponds of green tea, coffee, wine, and sake. Do you think they still add chlorine?
7. Paris Sewer Museum
People have been devoting tour of the Paris sewers since 1889 and they’re still going strong today. What better style to learn about a city than where all of its trash objective up? If you’re looking for a keepsake, you can’t go wrong with one of the doll rats available at the gift shop.
8. Isla de Las Munecas
For anyone who’s afraid of dolls, like me, this island in Mexico is your worst nightmare. Approximately 15 miles south of Mexico City, you’ll have to hop on a barge and explore some canals if you want to find this creepy island. Try not to let the dolls confuse you from the beautiful nature that surrounds them.
9. The Upside-Down House
Constructed in 2014 and situated in the Chinese township of Fengjing, this tourist attraction wanted to be weird from the start. There’s an endless number of mind-bending paintings to be taken in a house where the floor is the ceiling.
10. The World’s Largest Chest of Drawers
Kamoteus( A New Beginning ) Ever wondered where the BFG would store his clothes? Look no further than North Carolina’s enormous chest of drawers. It was built in 1926 as a way to show off the fact that North Carolina was considered the “Home Furniture Capital of the World.” To be honest, we didn’t even know that title existed, but congrats!
11. Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
Every college student’s dream. Situated in Ikeda, Japan, this delicious museum teaches guests about the history of the world’s cheapest and most beloved noodle.
12. The Big Pineapple
Just a big ol’ pineapple. The people of Bathurst, South Africa decided to build it after assuring a similar structure when they visited Australia in the 1990 s.
Do you have dreamings of visiting Stonehenge, but can’t afford the plane ticket? Alliance, Nebraska has the next best thing, aka Carhenge. Jim Reinders constructed Carhenge wholly out of old automobiles in honor of his father. If you are ever passing through Nebraska, admission to Carhenge is free!
14. Electric Ladyland
Don’t stare for too long or you might get a headache. This is the world’s “first museum of fluorescent art, ” and it’s as funky as the name connotes. Named after the album by The Jimi Hendricks Experience, Electric Ladyland allows visitors to become a part of the art by posing for photos in this huge room. You can find it in Amsterdam.
15. The Big Lobster
Otherwise known as Larry the Lobster, this tourist attraction in Kingston, South Australia looks like something Godzilla would fight.
16. Market Theater Gum Wall
Tucked away in an alley in downtown Seattle, this wall is as sticky as it voices. Apparently, portions of the wall are caked in several inches of used gum. This is the one destination on our list where you can really leave your mark.
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