D.C. December 02, 2016
9 Bizarre Roadside Attractions Around Washington DC That Will Make You Do A Double Take
Are you heading out of town for the holidays this year or want to take a road trip to see the amazing holiday lights in the area? Well as you drive around the district, you might seem some of the craziest and bizarre roadside attractions. Odd, over-sized and a little bit silly, be on the look out for these 9 bizarre roadside attractions around Washington DC!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Eastern Island Head, Baltimore MD
Sculpture professor Sarah Doherty made this 12 feet tall stucco head that juts out of a vacant lot in Baltimore, just off N. Calvert Street.
2. Flying Saucer Library, Hyattsville MD
Even if you don't love reading, you will want to stop by the Hyattsville Branch Library to see their flying saucer. The infamous statue was almost dismantled during a renovation of the library a few years ago but luckily it was saved so space lovers can enjoy this odd roof.
3. Giant Acorn, Silver Spring MD
The 19th century Acorn Gazebo is in Acorn Park in downtown Silver Spring and has been a fixture of the town since 1842.
4. Giant Chair in Anacostia
What was once an advertisement for a local furniture store has become a neighborhood treasure. This 19 1/2 tall chair is at the corner of Martin Luther King Ave and V. St SE.
5. Giant Spongebob, Clements MD
Spongebob’s goofy smile welcomes you from the food in front of Bowles Farm. Jump out and snap a picture or take a look around the farm while you’re there.
6. The Awakening, National Harbor
This 72 foot statue of a giant struggling to get free from the earth is thought-provoking and Instagram-worthy. Stop in at the National Harbor to snap a photo and ponder the meaning of it all.
7. Meade Pyramid, Fredericksburg VA
A few hours south of Washington DC in Fredericksburg, there is a mysterious pyramid from the Civil War days. Its located on the Fredericksburg Battlefield and marks the spot where Union General George Meade broke through Confederate forces.
8. Giant Watering Can, Alexandria VA
What better thing to have at a garden center than a giant watering can? This huge watering can in Alexandria is part of Holly, Woods and Vines garden center.
9. Muffler Man, Crownsville MD
The Muffler Man is a popular roadside attraction in America and this one can be spotted giving you warm welcome to the popular fair every year.
10. God’s Ark of Safety, Frostburg MD
Along Interstate 68, a few hours away from DC, a local church has begun building a modern day Noah’s ark. Plans for the project seemed to have stalled as there have been little progress over the last few years.
And while you are road tripping to roadside attractions, you will definitely want to see this
unique roadside park near Washington DC.