The United States has all kinds of attractions worthy of being photographed, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Statue of Liberty.
But there are some places scattered around the country that are so strange that they become amazing. From a supposed site of extraterrestrial visits to a castle built solely with coral, these unique places are definitely abundant in the United States.
1. Freemont Troll
Hidden beneath a flyover in the Fremont district of Seattle, Washington, this troll has been a spooky presence since 1990. It was built by four local artists as part of a competition to promote urban renewal. With a height of 5.5 meters, the bearded giant holds a sculpture of a Volkswagen beetle in one hand, while leaning with the other, which gives the impression that it is rising from the ground. The Fremont Troll became a beloved part of the neighborhood: it pleases the locals and attracts visitors from all over the world.
2. Area 51
You cannot watch an episode of Twilight Zone or a science fiction movie without hearing that they mention Area 51, the test site of the US Air Force. UU located 134 kilometers north of Las Vegas, Nevada. Science fiction readers and conspiracy theorists believe that the area houses unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and other evidence of extraterrestrial life. Since it is an ultra secret government area, you do not even have permission to park in the vicinity of the entrances to this place. You can enjoy the gas stations, restaurants and gift shops with alien themes on the Extraterrestrial Highway, also known as Nevada State Route 375 (Nevada State Route 375).
You will not see anything more strangely than Carhenge, a replica of Stonehenge of England, but made entirely of old and painted cars, in western Nebraska. Located in the middle of the prairie, almost 250 kilometers northeast of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Carhenge is an attraction that will really “get you out of the way”. In 1987, the artist Jim Reinders created Carhenge with 39 classic cars, as a way to study the design of Stonehenge and thus try to determine its purpose. Thanks to its popularity, a visitor center was built in 2006 to offer more information about this extravagant treasure of the USA.
4. Death Valley Racetrack
Along the California – Nevada border, Death Valley National Park (Valle de la Muerte National Park) is famous for its mystical landscape, which is complemented by rolling dunes and huge mountain peaks. But possibly the most peculiar part of the landscape of this park is the Racetrack (Circuit). Located in the California part of the park, this stretch of the lake bed almost looks like mosaics. In addition, the geometric surface only has, get ready … rocks that move. Even though someone has never seen a rock move, its traces can be clearly distinguished. Scientists believe that the rocks are propelled by the arid desert soil when the scarce rain freezes and then melts under the burning sun, which causes these (which in some cases weigh up to 270 kilos) to slide.
5. Coral Castle
Florida hosts many kitsch-style attractions and unique wonders that have attracted tourists for decades. However, nothing is as eccentric as the Coral Castle. Located almost 50 kilometers southwest of Miami, this castle was built by the Latvian immigrant Ed Leedskalnin, who used almost 1000 metric tons of coral rock. The construction of this magnificent structure produces much speculation among the natives of Florida. Many believe that Leedskalnin used supernatural abilities, since he himself built the castle, without the help of any type of machinery. Today it is in the National Register of Historic Places and is a museum that opens daily to offer tours.
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