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The 23 weirdest buildings in America

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

From giant architectural reproductions of classic books (#1) to a performance arts venue built, literally, in the shape of an egg (#23), America is home to some of the weirdest buildings in the world. Here, we round up the oddest ones out there.

1. Community Bookshelf at the Kansas City Public Library in Kansas City, Missouri

Community Bookshelf

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flicr/Jonathan Moreau

2. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York

The Strong National Museum of Play

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Sean X. Liu

3. WonderWorks Family Attractions in Orlando, Florida

WonderWorks Family Attractions

Photograph: Courtesy: CC/Flickr/Paul Adonis Hunter

4. Longaberger Company headquarters in Newark, Ohio 

Longaberger Company

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Adam Schweigert

5. Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/IIP Photo Archive

6. Maskell City Hall in Maskell, Nebraska 

Maskell City Hall

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Jimmy Emerson, DVM

7. Bavinger House in Norman, Oklahoma

Bavinger House

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Rex Brown

8. Haines Shoe House in Hallam, Pennsylvania 

Haines Shoe House

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Jimmy Emerson, DVM

9. Flying Saucer House in Signal Mountain, Tennessee 

Flying Saucer House

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Frank Kehren

10. Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, Washington 

Experience Music Project Museum

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Brian Woychuk

11. United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado 

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Jacqueline Poggi

12. National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

National Museum of the American Indian

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Ayrcan

13. Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Clinton Steeds

14. Huge Mortar and Pestle in Lexington, Kentucky

Huge Mortar and Pestle

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Brent Moore

15. Seattle Central Library in Seattle, Washington

Seattle Central Library

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/SounderBruce

16. Mammy's Cupboard in Natchez, Mississippi

Mammy's Cupboard

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Stef

17. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Weisman Art Museum

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Joe D

18. Ray and Maria Stata Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Ray and Maria Stata Center

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Scott Beale

19. Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, Illinois 


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20. Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, Idaho

Dog Bark Park Inn

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Jacob W F

21. Futuro House in Milton, Delaware

Futuro House

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Nan Palmero

22. Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam and Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle State Park

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/CJ Oliver

23. The Egg in Albany, New York

The Egg

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Paul Sableman

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