Just outside of Montgomery on the Alabama River, you’ll find a Tim Burton wonderland on a privately owned island. The production company behind the movie Big Fish built the fictitious town of Spectre here back in the early 2000s and decided to leave it up after filming. For a small fee, visitors to Jackson Lake Island can follow Ewan McGregor’s footsteps through the town square to the rundown church, to remaining mechanical trees from the haunted forest and even hang a pair of shoes off the clothesline.
If you've explored even just some of this colossal country, it’s more than likely you’ve experienced plenty of the more popular tourist attractions in the USA. But what about some of the more offbeat attractions dotted around this vast country? No matter how many road trips and staycations you’ve done, you can’t claim to have explored the whole of America until you cross off at least a couple of these weird and wonderful tourist atractions in the US – from massive roadside attractions and semi-famous landmarks.
From Tony Packo's extraodinary collection of aurtographed hot dog buns, to Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum and the La Brea tar pits of Los Angeles, we’ve tracked down the most unusual tourist spots from coast to coast. Choose a few favorites and create your own road trip, or take a day trip to the roadside attraction nearest to you. Tons of photos are mandatory, of course. No one will believe these bizarre landmarks exist at all until they see the proof.
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