6 Weird Tourist Spots in the US that You Must Visit

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The statue of Liberty, The Walt Disney World, The Golden Gate Bridge and The Yellowstone National Park – there are several famous tourist spots in the US that we all have heard and seen. However, besides these popular landmarks, there are several attractions in the US which are lesser known to the tourists but are weird and interesting. Let’s take a look:

  • Grand Canyon Skywalk

This horse-shoe shaped bridge with a glass bottom was built in 2007 and is maintained by the Hualapai Indian Tribe. What’s amazing is its 4,770 ft elevation and U-shaped walkway. Visitors across the world come here to celebrate rim-side weddings and do stunt jumps.

  • Salton Sea, California

A shallow and saline lake in the middle of the big Colorado Desert. This lake’s surface is 234.0 ft below sea level. Dr. Milt Friend of the Salton Sea Science Office has termed it as the “crown jewel of avian biodiversity” since there are more than 400 species found here. More? The salvation mountain, an artwork made from adobe, straw and lead-free paint that covers a hill in the Colorado desert is something you must visit.

  • Biggest Ball of Twine, Minnesota

Francis A. Johanson is known to be the first individual who alone made a ball of baler twine which is 12 feet in diameter and weighs about 17,400 pounds. In the year 1950, Johanson begins rolling the twine for 4 hours every day. He continued this practice for as long as 29 years and made a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. Today, this ball is inside an enclosed gazebo to prevent deterioration in Darwin, Minnesota.

  • Wall Drug, South Dakota

Located in the town of Wall, South Dakota, it’s a shopping mall where you will find a drug store, restaurants, gift shops, etc. But the twist is that wall drug is famous for its self-promoting billboards that offer ‘free ice water’ and can be seen for hundred of miles throughout South Dakota and the neighbouring states. What makes this spot really worth a visit is their coffee for 5 cents. Give it a try! 

  • Meteor Crater, Arizona

In the northern Arizona desert of the United States lies the Meteor Crater which is also known as Barringer Crater. It is an impressive hole with a diameter of 1.186 kilometers and a depth of 170 meters. What’s most interesting is that it was formed by a fiery meteor impact as many as 50,000 years back. Got your Sci-fi spirits high?

  • Unclaimed Baggage center, Alabama

In the Jackson County, Alabama, The Unclaimed Baggage Center resells lost or unclaimed baggage received from the airlines. More than a million customers visit this store every year as the items are sold at a discount of 20-80%. Sounds like worth a try! 

We will be adding more tourist spots in this list in the coming time. Keep reading and travelling!

Kanika Sharma

Kanika Sharma works as a Content Developer at Ajura. For the past 4 years, she has been writing for various renowned blogs. Being an engineering graduate, her background allows her to connect with cutting edge technologies and relate them with real world scenarios. When she is not writing, she can be found in the abode of Himalayas, as exploring nature excites her the most.
 
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