The Strangest Tourist Attraction in Every State

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Montana: Havre Beneath the Streets
> Location: Havre

Roadside attractions are usually above ground, but some underground sites are worth a visit. Havre Beneath the Streets is a historical tour showcasing life in Havre about a century ago, when a fire destroyed most of the city and businesses had to move underground to stay open.

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Nebraska: Nebraska Rest Area
> Location: Alliance

Nebraska is well known for its Carhenge, which is like the world-famous Stonehenge but constructed of cars. It’s worth seeing, but keep going about two miles north on U.S. Highway 87 until you reach a lesser-known tourist attraction – the Rest Area, complete with hay bales, a chair, and a toilet (that doesn’t flush).

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Nevada: Goldwell Open Air Museum
> Location: Beatty

This is a sculpture park in the middle of the Amargosa Desert, near the ghost town of Rhyolite, known for its spectral, shrouded figures depicting Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Belgian artist Charles Albert Szulaski launched the museum by creating the plaster figures in 1984. He also added two pieces to the museum – “Ghost Rider” in 1984 and “Desert Flower” in 1989 – but “Desert Flower” was destroyed in a windstorm in 2007. A number of other sculptures have been added by other artists, beginning in the 1990s.

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New Hampshire: Redstone Rocket
> Location: Warren

Installed to honor Mercury Seven astronaut Alan Shepard, the Redstone Rocket sits in a public park in Warren. The 66-foot-long missile was part of a line of U.S. projectiles that were the first to carry nuclear warheads during testing over the Pacific Ocean – and it was a launch vehicle based on the Redstone that launched Shepard into space in 1961. (Shepard is a New Hampshire native.)

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New Jersey: Nitro Girl: Uniroyal SuperGal
> Location: Blackwood

You may think of this statue as a Wonder Woman that looks like Jackie Kennedy. The 18-foot “doll,” as she used to be known, has been around since 1965, standing guard outside Werbany Tire Town. Since then, it has been transformed a few times, most recently in 2007, when her makeover created a crossover between Super Girl and Wonder Woman.

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