Maryland has many attractions, including those odd and unusual. These strange spots in Maryland are delightfully peculiar and some have stories behind them that are quite interesting as well. Here are 18 kooky places in the Old Line State that will make you stop and look twice – at least. Addresses have been added to the bottom of each photo in case you want to plan your own weird roadside trip.
1. This ferocious looking fellow is located at Ripley's Believe It Or Not in Ocean City.
Address: 401 S Atlantic Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842
2. Every year during Shark Week, the Discovery Building in Silver Spring adorns their facility with this inflatable beast.
Address: One Discovery Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
3. I'm sensing a shark-themed pattern. Pictured here is the USS Torsk, which sits in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Address: 501 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
4. The giant pink flamingo at Cafe Hon is large and in charge. Never stop being quirky, Bmore.
Address: 1002 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21202
5. Head to Dorchester County to see the historic Spocott Windmill, built in 1972.
Address: Rte 343, Cambridge, MD 21613
6. In Thurmont you'll find Lawyer's Farm, known for their corn maze, pumpkin cannon, and these real-life transformers!
Address: 13001 Creagerstown Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
7. Drive along Route 68 and you'll spot this mysterious metal structure that has been in standstill progress for decades.
Address: 18606 Cherry Lane, Frostburg, MD 21532
8. This unique structure looks like it belongs in another country but it's right here in Baltimore's Patterson Park.
Address: 27 South Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231
9. Spongebob overlooks Bowles Farm in Clements. A corn maze, petting zoo, and play area are just a few of the things you can do at this whimsical place.
Address: 22880 Budds Creek Road, Clements, MD 20624
10. Located at the National Harbor, The Awakening sculpture is now an iconic part of the waterfront beach.
Address: 137 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745
11. Mr. Boh pridefully watches over Baltimore with his fancy mustache and neon glow.
Address: 3601 Odonnell St, Baltimore, MD 21202
12. The Cider Barrel was built in Germantown in 1922 and travelers flocked to it for a taste of sweet, homemade cider. It's now been closed since 2003.
Address: 20410 N. Frederick Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
13. A statue of University of Maryland alumni and Muppets creator Jim Henson, can be found at the college along with his most iconic character, Kermit.
Address: Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742
14. Another University of Maryland icon, Testudo the turtle can be found on campus. Students have been known to rub him for luck before exams.
Address: Library Lane, College Park, MD 20742
15. This insanely creative interpretation of Van Gogh's Starry Night is made entirely of doorknobs and handles. It was created by the owner of Union Hardware in Bethesda, David Goldberg.
Address: 7800 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
16. The inventor of the Ouija Board lies in Baltimore's Green Mount Cemetery. Do you find his tombstone fun, or a tad unnerving?
Address: 1501 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202
17. Years ago this was the RCA corporate icon. Now, Nipper the dog sits atop this building in Baltimore, and has become a popular spot for people to snap photos.
Address: 600 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201
18. Silver Spring's Acorn Park is only 0.12-acres and boasts this quirky nut.
Address: 1190 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
With so much character throughout Maryland, these whimsical places only scratch the surface. What other strange spots would you add to the list?