Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Other Tourist Attractions in USA

When visitors come to America, they go to the usual touristy places like Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge, Las Vegas, Disney Land, Universal Studios, etc.

I have come across some weird and wacky places to visit in the USA. Remember these places when you plan to visit USA next time. If you live in USA, remember to take your guests to these places instead of a cruise. Cruise is a fashion nowadays.

Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska

This is a thoroughly modern automobile themed take on England’s mysterious Stonehenge.

Desert of Maine, Freeport, Maine

Desert in Maine? Yes. That is correct. Besides the lush pine trees, there is an intriguing sand anomaly in Maine. It has all the trappings of the Sahara.

Lucy the Elephant, Margate, New Jersey

Real Estate Developer James Lafferty, Jr. built this colossal structure in 1881 to bring attention for his real estate business. This is a 90 ton 65 foot tall wooden elephant.

Oregon Vortex, Gold Hill, Oregon

A weird sight since 1930, the Oregon Vortex and its “house of mystery”. What causes the disarming slant in the house? Why do brooms stand up on their own. This is a fun house of physics-defying experiments.

30 comments:

  1. Thank you for the list, SG! When kids return we will visit Lucy and keep you posted...

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  2. Keep posting about interesting places like this SG. Sitting in the comfort of my house I will enjoy all this.I liked the elephant a lot. I may not visit the spooky house.

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  3. those are some unusual places SG, the house of mystery looks like a ghost house :)
    Thanks for such an interesting post!

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  4. Just four, oh do mention more :)

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  5. It is interesting to know, the less known but equally good places to visit in the US.
    Our son who is studying in Ann Arbor says the same things like you. You see to visit such places one needs a lot of time and planning, whereas the usual attractions are easier to reach.
    We are coming to the US in August 1st week, and plan to cover, NY, Niagara,then come to Ann Arbor and then leave with our son to LA, from there we are doing the trip by hiring a car and drive to see the places of interest, and drive to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon and back the same route back to Ann Arbor where we have about 3 days, we thought we would spend in a day in Chicago.
    I think if things go as planned we would have covered quite a bit in such a short time.
    We have our tkts from NY to Bangalore on the 27th of August.

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  6. If on a visit to the US, you just plan a visit to relatives and friends, that would take a lifetime. But, yes, these places do seem interesting!

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  7. Interesting post. The places less traveled are definitely more interesting.

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  8. Thanks for your comments A. I am glad you like this post.

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  9. Thanks for your comments Chitra. I liked the elephant too.

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  10. Thanks for your comments Sana. I am tired of taking visitors to Disneyland and Universal Studios. I am glad you liked this.

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  11. Thanks for your comments lostworld. I will do that in future posts.

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  12. Thanks for your comments Rama. And, welcome to my blog.

    Welcome to USA. You have planned it well and almost covered everything. I hope you have a pleasant and enjoyable trip. I live near San Francisco. I am prejudiced. How can you miss San Francisco on your tour program. Golden Gate Bridge is the most photographed man made object in the United States. May be on your next trip.

    Rama, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  13. Thanks for your comments Radha. These are quite interesting.

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  14. Thanks for your comments NRIGirl. Please let us know after you visit Lucy. Thanks.

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  15. Thanks for your comments Latha. And, welcome to my blog. These places are very interesting. The carhenge is a parody for England's Stonehenge. I loved it.

    Latha, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  16. Thanks for sharing them. Your posts are laded with lotz of info. I like the 'Oregon Vortex' ,it looks a little Spooky!

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  17. Thanks for your comments Rahul. And, welcome back. Long time no see. I am glad you liked the Oregon Vortex.

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  18. We are coming to San Francisco, and I am going to be photographed in front/on/ wherever....
    I am sure my husband is going to be mad at me when I insist that I must also be visible as well the Golden Gate Bridge also must be visible.
    You don't know how much more familiar i am with America than the local American is, it is all there mapped out in my mind. Don't worry I am going to enjoy.
    Rama

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  19. US has many many small and undiscovered places, beaches, forests, museums, etc to visit. That is what I always say- in Delhi, going out means, malls, eating or movies. There is nothing else. But in US you can actually go for adventure trips- camping, kayaking, etc.
    Nice places you have mentioned.

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  20. And Fitnesolution is still in your list of- Blogs I love to read. Not- blogs I follow. Why? :))) Just kidding.

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  21. that mystery house is scary :P
    nice weird places :D

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  22. Thanks for your comments Rama. I am glad you will be visiting San Francisco. When you leave here, you will also be singing Tony Bennet's immortal song: I left my heart in San Francisco.

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  23. Thanks for your comments Kiran. As you said there are many adventure trips in USA we can take.

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  24. Thanks for your comments Kiran. I believe "I Love to Read" is more strong statement than "I Follow". I have some "followers" and half of them don't even visit my blog.

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  25. Thanks for your comments Rajlakshmi. I am glad you liked these places.

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  26. Thanks for your comments Nazish. I am glad you found this post interesting.

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  27. Hey nice post never heard about these before........ interesting :)
    And thanks for liking my book list, will check out the books you listed.

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  28. Thanks for sharing it..I hope next time I cvansee one of these.

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