Florida November 06, 2015
Here Are The 10 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go In Florida
Here in Florida, we definitely know weird. Each of these unique places deserves a visit, at least for some crazy photo opportunities. Visit all of them for an unforgettable tour of the Sunshine State!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Spook Hill, Lake Wales
Whether you believe it's the haunted site of an epic battle or just some kind of illusion, you'll agree Spook Hill is a weird spot. If you put your car in neutral at the bottom of the hill, it will appear to roll uphill.
2. Coral Castle, Homestead
Coral Castle is a monolithic structure made to look like a castle, complete with huge furniture and sculptures. It was constructed using tons of coral-formed limestone. The weird thing is that how it was built remains a mystery to this day. Its creator claimed to have sourced, moved and carved all of the giant stones by himself.
3. Skunk Ape Research Headquarters, Ochopee
This unique attraction started as the office of Jack Shealy's Trail Lakes campground. Then, his brother, Dave, took up the search for an elusive Florida version of Bigfoot called the Skunk Ape. Exhibits and a petting zoo make this place a fun stop even for the non-believers.
4. Solomon’s Castle, Ona
It's kind of crazy there are not one, but two castles built single handedly by two very unique and determined individuals, but it's true. They're both really interesting roadside attractions that everyone should check out.
5. The Psychic Town of Cassadaga
There are so many psychics living in this small town that it's called the unofficial psychic capital of the world. If you have any burning questions or an interest in the supernatural, check this place out.
6. Wolf's Museum of Mystery, St. Augustine
This private, relatively new museum of oddities is in St. Augustine, but unlike Ripley's, everything from the stillborn elephant to a human brain encased in resin is for sale.
7. Airstream Ranch, Dover
The Airstream Ranch was created by Frank Bates to celebrate the iconic trailer company's 75th birthday. Eight Airstream trailers appear to be growing out of the ground on the side of the road. It's now the property of Tampa RV, but is still visible from the highway.
8. Whimzeyland, Safety Harbour
This colorful artists' paradise, also known as The Bowling Ball House, is decorated with bright colors, all kinds of yard art and, yes, tons of bowling balls, painted and lovingly arranged in different ways. It's kind of hard to explain, but it's definitely worth seeing for yourself.
9. Chantilly Ridge Alpaca Farm, Port Orange
These fluffy cousins of the llama are often prized for their super soft coats, but did you know they're also gentle giants? Visit Chantilly Ridge in Port Orange for a farm tour unlike any you've ever taken before.
10. Smallest Post Office in the US, Ochopee
This tiny farm shed was turned into an emergency post office when the town's official one burned down in 1953. Then they decided to keep it. It's not even big enough for a bathroom, but you can buy novelty postcards from the post office and have them sent for you at the same time.
Have you been to any of these weird places? Are there any others that you think should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!