Top 10 Unusual Places to Visit in the USA

Because the United States is such a large country, there are thousands of things to see and do. Most people stick to the major, world-famous sites, such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, or Disneyland. If you want a truly unique experience, however, consider visiting a more unusual place. When your friends and family hear about your trip, they will be jealous as well as inspired to follow your lead. Here are the top unusual places to visit in the USA.

1: Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
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A visit to Glass Beach in Fort Bragg shows you just how creative Mother Nature can be. This beach is the result of decades (1906 to 1967) of people dumping garbage of all types into the ocean by throwing them over the cliffs. Eventually, this garbage started washing up on shore in the form of smooth pieces of glass. The beach is protected, so you can't take any of your finds with you, but feel free to take as many pictures as you want. If you're lucky, you may find a sapphire gem from an apothecary bottle or a ruby red from car taillights before 1967.

Address: Fort Bragg, CA 95437

2: Natural Rock Face, Petersburg, Alaska

Natural Rock Face, Petersburg, Alaska
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This Natural Rock Face is literally a face formed out of rocks that is naturally occurring in the Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska. To see the face, you should approach it by boat and you will find it framed by the Sumdum Glacier in the background. This is another unusual place to visit in the United States that shows you what Mother Nature is capable of as the rock truly resembles a face and neck.

Address: Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Petersburgh, Alaska

3: Marfa Lights, Texas

Marfa Lights, Texas
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The Marfa Lights first gained notice in the 19th century and they are still visible today. Everyone from locals to famous meteorologists have viewed these gorgeous lights southeast of Marfa along the horizon, and they seem to have no source at all. The area where the lights are is hard to traverse and uninhabited and the lights can be white, blue, or red. They will appear randomly at night all year round, regardless of weather. There is an official Marfa Lights Viewing Area 9 miles to the east of Marfa along Highway 90.

Address: Marfa, TX 79843

4: Jules' Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida

Jules' Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida

The building that is now Jules' Undersea Lodge started off as La Chalupa laboratory for research and that means that looking out the windows of the lodge shows you great natural wildlife. It is a natural nursery used by many reef fish, such as snappers, barracudas, parrotfish, and tropical angelfish. You can stay in the lodge for a few hours to a full day and the Lodge provides you with scuba gear and as many tanks as you want. There are also options for overnight stays or to enjoy lunch in the Lodge for a truly unusual experience.

Address: 51 Shoreland Dr, Key Largo, FL 33037

5: Enchanted Highway, North Dakota

Enchanted Highway, North Dakota
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The Enchanted Highway covers 32 miles of highway and is the largest collection of scrap metal sculptures in the world. To get to the Enchanted Highway, take Exit 72 from I-94 and be sure to stop by the gift shop in Regent, North Dakota for miniature versions of your favorite sculptures. Some of the highlights include "Fisherman's Dream," "Deer Crossing," "World's Largest Tin Family," and "Grasshoppers in the Field."

Address: Lefor, ND 58641

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