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Bigfoot at the Seattle Museum of Mysteries in Seattle, Washington

Seattle Museum of the Mysteries in Seattle, Washington (Gone)

The Seattle Museum of the Mysteries was a shopfront museum in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood that specialized in the paranormal. The small basement museum and research center was jam packed with books, photos, documents, and artifacts related to paranormal science, ancient civilizations, alternate reality, UFOs, crop circles, mysteries, and bigfoot. Exhibits...

Two headed baby on a piano at Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop in Seattle, Washington is a must-see destination for lovers of the weird. The novelty shop and oddity museum has been around since 1899. It was opened that year by Joseph Edward Standley (1854-1940) and has been operated by his family ever since. Stop in to pick out a peculiar (or not so peculiar) Seattle souvenir or admire the collections of...

Ave Maria Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah | Salt Lake City Murals in Utah | Street Art

Ave Maria Mural in Salt Lake City, Utah

“Ave Maria” (also known as “The Madonna Mural”) is a mural in Salt Lake City, Utah. Standing at around 44-feet tall, the giant artwork was created by artists El Mac & Retna in November 2009. The Salt Lake City street art portrays a giant painting of The Virgin Mary with a glowing sacred heart against a colorful backdrop. In a halo around her head are Latin words...

King Kong Gorilla in Natural Bridge, Virginia

Mark Cline King Kong Gorilla in Natural Bridge, Virginia

For many years a giant King Kong Gorilla crushing a yellow airplane in his hands stood in front of the Pink Cadillac Diner in Natural Bridge, Virginia. The Virginia roadside attraction (seen here in 2010) stood at 14-feet tall and was the work of local artist Mark Cline, who specializes in bizarre fiberglass creations at Enchanted Castle Studios. He is also the...

Gold Prospector Statue in Sumas, Washington

Gold Prospector Statue in Sumas, Washington

I saw this Gold Prospector Statue in Sumas, Washington, out the car window on our road trip from Seattle to Hyder, Alaska. We didn’t have time to stop, so I could only get a couple of quick snaps in before we drove off. At the time (2009) it sat next to Lo’s Garden Chinese and American Food, a restaurant that is now Pho & Teriyaki Asian Cuisine. I...

The Fremont Troll, a roadside attraction in Seattle, Washington.

Attractions & Things to See in Fremont, Seattle

There are plenty of weird, wacky, and peculiar things to see in Fremont, a weird wacky and peculiar neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. Call it “The People’s Republic of Fremont.” Call it “The Artists’ Republic of Fremont.” Call it the “center of the universe.” Whichever you choose, Fremont, a neighborhood in Seattle...

Nebraska Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Road Sign with a train in the background

Driving the Nebraska Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is a 272-mile drive that takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in Nebraska. The road, also known as Nebraska Highway 2, runs from Grand Island on the southeastern end to Alliance on the northwestern end. Along the route you’ll experience the beauty of the sandhills: a region that combines mixed-grass...

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