Top 10 Unusual Places to Visit in the USA

6: Unclaimed Baggage Centre, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Centre, Alabama
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The Unclaimed Baggage Center began in 1970 when Doyle Owens began selling unclaimed baggage off card tables in front of his home and it quickly became a success. Today, the Unclaimed Baggage Centre in Alabama has strong relationships with transportation companies and airlines. The current center is over a city block and gets more than a million visitors annually, coming from across the USA and 40 other countries. The 40,000 square-foot shop is divided into departments and there is also an Etc. store with 4,000 more square feet. There is also a cafe on site and a store map to help you plan your visit.

Address: 509 W Willow St, Scottsboro, AL 35768

7: The Mutter Museum, Pennsylvania

The Mutter Museum, Pennsylvania
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This museum is run by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and is considered the top museum covering medical history in the country. Here you can find medical instruments, models, and anatomical specimens, all carefully displayed in a setting reminiscent of the 19th-century cabinet museums. Every year, 130,000 visitors come to the museum and there is also a Museum Education program for schools. Some of the most memorable items in this unusual place to visit include Einstein's brain, the tallest skeleton that is on display within North America, and President Grover Cleveland's jaw tumor.

Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

8: Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway, Ohio

Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway, Ohio

A visit to Cincinnati will show you the largest of the country's abandoned subway tunnel. In reality, the construction of this tunnel simply stopped during the late 1920s when less than half of the line was done, leaving seven miles tunneled, graded, or bridged, but without tracks. Eventually the majority of the above ground portion was bulldozed to make room for highways, but the tunnels remain. Today, you can go on a tour of the abandoned tunnels.

Address: Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

9: Fly Geyser, Reno, Nevada

Fly Geyser, Reno, Nevada

The Fly Geyser or Fly Ranch Geyser is perhaps one of the coolest attractions in Nevada despite many people not even knowing about it. This geyser shoots water up around five feet into the air. Although the geyser itself isn't open for public access, you can get good views along State Route 34, which is about a ? of a mile away. The Fly Geyser began as a man-made well during the early 1900s and over time, geothermally heated piping hot water started to go up through the cracks, creating the geyser. Attempts to cap it failed, leading to the current attraction.

Address: Gerlach, NV 89412

10: Museum of Bad Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Bad Art, Boston, Massachusetts

There are actually several Museums of Bad Art as the museum itself is divided into three galleries: the basement in the Somerville Theatre, the lobby at Brookline Access Television, and the Dedham Community Theatre location, which is undergoing renovation. This museum's collection shows talented artists who have created crude, but exuberant works of art as well as art that shows little control of the brush. Every piece in the museum is not good, but still somehow different than those by incompetent artists, giving visitors a unique experience.

Address: 46 Tappan St, Brookline, MA 02445

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