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Weird Places to Visit in the US

If you’re looking for something different to do on your next trip, you don’t even need to look outside of the country. The United States is full of unusual spots for you to check out—and you may even get a few unique stories out of it. Have some bizarre yet fun experiences this upcoming spring with these weird places to visit in the US.

Unclaimed Baggage Center

unclaimed baggage centerLocated in Scottsboro, Alabama

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to your missing luggage from baggage claim, we just might have the answer. The Unclaimed Baggage Center opened in 1970 when the owner, Doyle Owens, began buying unclaimed luggage from the local airlines and selling the contents. Over time, this store has expanded from a modest rented home to a three-story facility. The wares of this establishment include everything—from jeans and t-shirts to electronics and jewelry.

Bubblegum Alley

bubblegum alleyLocated in San Luis Obispo, California

What makes this wall different from its gum-covered predecessors is the scale. Totaling 70 feet long and 15 feet high, a thick layer of bubblegum coats every inch of this alley. While the wall has remained somewhat of a local controversy, due to some finding it gross, all previous attempts at cleaning it were met with backlash. With new additions to the alley every day (some pretty creative), the walls continue to be a local landmark.

Jules’ Undersea Lodge

jules undersea lodgeLocated in Key Largo, Florida

Sleeping with the fishes just took on a whole new meaning. Resting 21 feet beneath the surface, this underwater hotel is a dream for anyone wanting to get to know the underwater world. Looking out of the cabin’s 42-inch windows, you’ll co-exist with the natural wildlife and admire them in their habitat. With the area being a natural nursery for many reef fish, you’ll be able to see snappers, barracudas, parrotfish, and tropical angelfish—just to name a few.

Glass Beach

Located in Fort Bragg, California

It might be hard to believe, but this beautiful beach made of sea glass is the product of littering. Over six decades, with just the ocean’s currents and grit, all types of garbage were transformed into the glittering beach of gems we know it to be today. If visiting this shore is on your itinerary, know that you can take as many pictures as you want of the marvel. However, state law protects Glass Beach—no one is allowed to take any of the glass with them when they leave.

Devil’s Tower

devils towerLocated in Crook County, Wyoming

While being one of Wyoming’s most recognized national monuments, Devil’s Tower is also a landmark of mystery and expansive native history. With its unusual structure in stark contrast to the surrounding landscape, many legends and religious myths exist to explain why the monument looks the way that it does. From extraterrestrial causes to ones rooted in lore, this tower is full of possibilities.

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Written by Logan Voss

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