Here Are The Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go In Maryland
Austin, Texas, may have a reputation for keepin’ it weird, but here in the Old Line State, we have quite the quirky side, too! There is no shortage of peculiar places in MD — you just have to know where to look. The following eight spots are among the weirdest places in Maryland. How many have YOU visited?
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Weirdest Places in Maryland
What are some of the weirdest roadside attractions in Maryland?
Looking for some roadside attractions in Maryland that will make you stop and do a double take? Here are some truly weird attractions in MD... drive with caution and pull over to safely ogle/check them out!
- Cider Barrel, Germantown. This used to be a great local place to pick up fresh gallons of cider. It has since shut down but the quirky barrel remains.
- RCA Dog, Baltimore. Nipper the RCA dog sits atop a building in Baltimore and you'll often spot folks snapping pictures of this beloved roadside attraction.
- Acorn Park, Silver Spring. This tiny urban park is a mere 0.12 acres. If that wasn't odd enough, its most prominent feature is a giant acorn-shaped gazebo.
- Enchanted Forest at Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City. Weird and wonderful, this quirky roadside attraction in Maryland is a working farm with a shop, a fairy tale forest, petting zoo, and miniature train rides for kids.
What's the weirdest place to visit in Maryland?
As you can see from the list above, there's no shortage of weird places to visit in Maryland. In terms of *the* weirdest, though, we'd have to give that title to Baltimore. What makes Baltimore the weirdest place in Maryland? We're glad you asked!
- American Visionary Art Museum. Maryland's weirdest museum is worth a visit because not only will you never see anything like it, but the artwork is quite inspiring. Their annual kinetic sculpture race is also a whimsical sight to behold, while Fifi the Pink Poodle is truly a MD icon.
- The National Aquarium is an American icon that's a quintessential part of the Baltimore waterfront. It's located right on Baltimore Harbor, and its colorful facade is the first signal that this place is not your average aquarium. It's home to 800+ species of unique and colorful creatures, from jellyfish and eels to dolphins and stingrays. There are non-aquatic areas (and animals) here too; the Amazon River Forest is a whole world unto itself complete with amphibians, reptiles, birds, and even a two-toed sloth.
- The National Museum of Dentistry. This place is just as interesting as it sounds, with larger-than-life mouths uncannily hanging open everywhere you look. If you have a fear of dentists, the National Museum of Dentistry could either make you laugh out loud -- or give you nightmares forever!
- Chamber of Wonders at the Walters Art Museum. This weird Baltimore museum is a treasure trove of odds and ends -- from medieval armor to taxidermy.
- Bazaar. Bazaar specializes in unique and bizarre gifts, from preserved insects and animal bones, to antique embalming kits, and unique artwork.
- Edgar Allen Poe's Gravesite. Baltimore is home to Mr. Poe's final resting place. You'll find his gravestone at 515 W Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201.
- Elijah Bond's Grave stands out from most tombstones because it’s designed like his 1891 invention: the Ouija board. You'll find the curious gravestone at Green Mount Cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21202.
What are some other weirdly wonderful places in Baltimore, Maryland? Tell us about them!