5 Mind-Bending Destinations in the United States of America

If you’re a fan of the fantastical, then the U.S. is the place to vacation.  Let’s take a look at some of the country’s quirkiest landmarks.   

Coral Castle, Florida

Built from 1920-1951 by Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin out of 1,000 metric tons of coral rock, this wonderfully weird structure is said to have been the product of Leedskalin’s supernatural powers.  The castle is now a private museum open for tours. 

Carhenge

Created by artist Jim Reinders in 1987 Nebraska, Carhenge is a replica of Britain’s Stonehenge.  The structure was built to study the design of the ancient structure and to try to divine its purpose. 

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Carhenge, Nebraska

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Extraterrestrial Highway (Nevada State Route 375)

Probably the most famous spot associated with extraterrestrial life and UFOs is Area 51, located north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Although this site is still a top-secret government area and so is closed to tourists, a drive down extra-terrestrial highway provides more than enough alien-themed restaurants and gift shops, as well as the locations of further UFO sightings. 

Salvation Mountain

This is a visionary hillside environment created in the Californian desert by local artist Leonard Knight (1931-2014).  This wonderfully weird work of vivid color and Christian murals is a must-see for fans of the fantastical. 

Midway Geyser Basin

This magnificent multi-colored natural feature is to be found in the state of Wyoming.  The spring radiates a rainbow impression and is the third-largest but the most photographed prismatic spring in the world.