The Strangest Tourist Attraction in Every State

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Kansas: The World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things
> Location: Lucas

Erika Nelson dedicates her time to visiting roadside attractions then photographs them, goes home, and makes miniature versions to display at her little traveling museum of little versions of big things – which is open only by appointment. The museum first opened on April Fool’s Day in 2018.

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Kentucky: Noah’s Ark replica
> Location: Williamstown

You may want to visit this full-size replica of Noah’s Ark – located halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington right off I-75 – even if it’s only to know where to come when the next flood of biblical proportions arrives. While there, enjoy the three decks of exhibits and other activities, including a zip-line tour.

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Louisiana: Nicolas Cage’s Tomb
> Location: New Orleans

Many people know where they want to be buried, but perhaps not as many go as far as buying their own tomb. In 2010, actor Nicolas Cage (“Raising Arizona,” “Moonstruck”) bought his eventual final resting place, a nine-foot tall pyramid inscribed with the words “omnia ab uno” meaning “everything from one.” The tomb is a well-known attraction, on which you can find the occasional red lipstick kisses.

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Maine: International Cryptozoology Museum
> Location: Portland

Founded by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, this museum is filled with artifacts and “evidence” related to all the folklore animals you grew up hearing about. These include exhibits on Big Foot and the Loch Ness monster. The museum also features displays of real fossils.

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Maryland: National Museum of Civil War Medicine
> Location: Frederick

This museum is dedicated to demonstrating how techniques developed on the battlefields of the Civil War contributed to modern medicine. The museum is not for the faint of heart. More arms and legs were cut off during the Civil War than in any other war in U.S. history, according to the “Ammunition and Amputations” display.

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