Interesting rock formation looming over the road at a curve along the cliff.
“The Shortest Tunnel in the World”
An immense cliff 4,000 feet above sea level, overhanging Johns River Gorge 3,000 feet below. The phenomenon is so called because the rocky walls of the gorge form a flume through which the northwest wind sweeps with such force that it returns light objects cast over the void.
There is an admission fee and a 15 min self-guided trail.
Near-ghost town in central Pennsylvania that has been gradually abandoned due to a coal mine fire that has been burning slowly underground since 1962. Coordinates are for the “graffiti highway”, abandoned SR 61.
It’s a large field of ice-age dunes outside Freeport, ME
Large roadside rock painted as an eagle.
Odd statue with a sad story.
Large roadside rock painted as an elephant.
Eye carved into the cliff on Platte Clove Road in the Catskills
Recently rebuilt bridge that floats on the water.
This place is hard to categorize. Built on and around the site of an old gold mine, it’s an eclectic collection of … stuff. If you like old trucks, machinery, and hand tools, arrayed throughout a compound of old and rebuilt barns and other building on a desert hillside, this is your place. Definitely an interesting stop with lots of unexpected things to find around every corner. Plan for a couple hours, minimum.
OK, so this is a little quirky and certainly not for those with acrophobia. The original owner mastered a process to preserve and mount real spiderwebs onto wooden plaques. This is a small operation that has caught national attention due to it’s uniqueness. 45 minutes for this “something different stop.”
Situated along the “Extraterrestrial Highway in southern Nevada, this is THE desert alien conspiracy waystation, located on the edge of Nellis Air Force Range – alleged location of Area 51 . Very fun stop, with all sorts of kitchy alien-themed paraphrenalia, news clippings, and articles posted all over the walls. They serve pretty darn good diner food – the pie is superb!
Statue of a local celebrity.
An odd but don’t-miss experience, including lots of outdoor sculptures, “rescued” old buildings, and a Maine-made goods store with a cafe.
“Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish”
Trek superfan James Cawley began the process of rebuilding the sets just as they would have been seen 50 years ago when the series was being filmed, a 14 year journey has culminated in the most accurate rebuild of the original sets, and is now open and welcoming STAR TREK fans from all over the world!
Shaped like a giant blueberry! Great blueberry pie and desserts.