On Alabama’s Gulf Coast, you’ll find not only plenty of beaches, but some unusual attractions, as well. Bamahenge, one of several oddities at Elberta’s Barber Marina, will give you not just a reason to go boating, but an opportunity to see Alabama’s version of Stonehenge, made out of fiberglass. While you’re there, don’t miss The Lady in the Lake sculpture and an assortment of dinosaurs in the woods. Sounds like a place even the kids will love—as are the places on our list of the best family vacation destination by state.
Alaska: Reliable Sheet Metal Wizard of Oz Statues
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Fans of The Wizard of Oz will definitely want to stop at this sheet metal fabricator in Juneau, which has dedicated its roof to the characters of the classic flick—all made of sheet metal, of course. While they vary in size, the Tin Man stands at more than 9 feet tall. The company says they built the statues as a way to draw attention to their business.
Arizona: Golf Ball House
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Once a 1970s restaurant and nightclub, this eye-popping structure in Yucca is known to locals as the “giant ping pong ball” or the “golf ball house.” The 40-foot-diameter geodesic dome, called Area 66, draws many tourists and passersby, who spot it from the road. Unfortunately, you can’t peek inside.