Call them weird, wacky, wonderful—all those adjectives fit. Add unusual, distinctive, and super fun. Still right on. It’s difficult to find the perfect words to describe the following odd yet appealing attractions, but where words might fail, engaging experiences deliver.
From the biggest to the smallest, from railroads to purses, and from a fantastical playground to wildly painted concrete sculptures, here’s a collection of not-to-miss sites. These roadside attractions and cool museums across the Midwest and South are practically guaranteed to wow you.