Visitors to this popular Haines attraction can see more than 2,000 hammer-related artifacts (including the world’s largest hammer collection) that tell the story of this humble tool.
What is The Thing? You may or may not get an answer by visiting this roadside stop in Texas Canyon, an oddities museum covering all sorts of conspiracy theories (many aliens are involved).
California has no shortage of roadside attractions, but this forest of glass bottle trees ranks among the most photogenic. This outdoor gallery in Oro Grande has some 200 installations.
The UFO Watchtower, located just outside Great Sand Dunes National Park, makes it easier for extraterrestrial watchers to spot a UFO for themselves from a 10-foot-tall viewing platform.
As one of the world’s largest mazes, it occupies three acres with nearly 2.5 miles of paths, all made from 14,000 Hawaiian plants. It’s one of only a few permanent botanical mazes in the United States.
If you’re driving through Eastern Idaho’s Teton Valley on Highway 33 on a Friday or Saturday, be sure to pull into the Spud Drive In for an evening double feature.
Amid the mountain peaks of Montana’s scenic Jocko Valley, you’ll find the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, a public park and Buddhist center.
This open air art museum outside the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada features seven colossal installations. The nearly 8-acre museum is free and open to the public daily.
The town of Roswell has become a pop culture phenomenon, thanks to the nearby alleged UFO crash site. You can visit exhibits at the International UFO Museum or take a VR journey through the galaxy at Spaceport Roswell.
Instagram-worthy roadside attractions don’t get much better than the Prehistoric Gardens, a collection of life-sized dinosaur sculptures near Port Orford in the coastal rainforests.
If you’re driving through the vast Great Salt Lake Desert along I-80, you might notice this 87-foot-tall sculpture. It features a trunk supporting six spheres, each covered in rocks and minerals native to Utah.
Longview local Amos Peters built the Nutty Narrows Bridge in 1963 to give the town’s squirrel population a way to cross a busy street without getting run over by passing cars.
The town of Afton is home to the state’s (and the world’s) largest elkhorn arch, made from some 3,000 antlers. The arch spans Main Street and measures 18 feet fall.