From the Museum of Bad Art to the world’s largest peanut, we’ve pulled together an impressive list of unique sites and attractions to visit. These anything-but-boring attractions will create unforgettable memories—and stories—for years to come.
Even if you’re the most seasoned traveler, we bet these unique locations and attractions are ones you may have never heard of. In fact, some of these destinations have museums, monuments and sites known only to locals. Take a minute and enjoy these hidden treasures!

If you’re not sure exactly where you want to go, but you know you love a good ghost town, for example, visit Atlas Obscura. This site has one of the most exhaustive lists of unique and unusual attractions. You can search by city name or destination type, such as “ghost towns, ruins or museums” to find an attraction that fits your interests or travel schedule. Ones that piqued our interest were the Smile Face Museum in Brooklyn, the world’s largest peanut in Durant, Okla. and the Magic Tap at Hampton Court in England, where an endlessly gushing source of water creates an amazing optical illusion.
The Huffington Post created a list of the most bizarre tourist attractions. The list features a wide variety of options, from the Paris Sewer Museum to Bubblegum Alley, where visitors leave their gum on the alley wall. Our favorite destination has to be the Yunessun Spa Resort, where visitors can soak in hot tubs filled with green tea, coffee or wine.
Discovery News assembled some of the most unusual tourist attractions as well. In Boston, visitors can peruse the Museum of Bad Art – a collection of unusual original works as well as interpretations of famous pieces. Anyone traveling to Key Largo, Fla. can plan an evening stay at the Jules Undersea Lodge. Guests need to dive 21 feet underwater to access their rooms! All rooms have hot showers, a well-stocked kitchen, books, movies and more. 
If you’re looking specifically for travel in the U.S., Travel + Leisure has a list of America’s strangest attractions. From the world’s largest ball of twine in Cawker City, Kan. to a life-size chocolate moose in Scarborough, Maine, these unusual stops on your journey are anything but ordinary. 
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