Attractions September 21, 2016
7 Bizarre Roadside Attractions In New Hampshire That Will Make You Do A Double Take
New Hampshire is full of beautiful back country roads just waiting to be explored. Looking at the mountains, ocean, and lakes in the state is great, but every once in a while a truly bizarre roadside attraction will catch your eye, making you do a double take. Here are 7 of our favorite odd roadside attractions in New Hampshire, just waiting to be explored.
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1. The Rocket, Warren
While driving past a New Hampshire town green, you don't expect to see a full sized Cold War rocket, but that's exactly what you'll see in Warren. Stories of how the rocket came to live on the common are folklore, but it's been there for decades now, making passing motorists do a double take.
2. The Trojan Horse, Gossville
The horse alongside Route 4 was originally built as part of a protest against the United Nations. Now it's just a roadside curiosity.
3. The Memorial Arch, Tilton
This 55-foot stone arch looks like something you're more likely to find in Europe than in rural New Hampshire. In fact, it's said that Charles Tilton, who spent $50,000 building the arch in the 1880s, was inspired when he visited Rome.
4. U.S.S. Albacore, Portsmouth
Driving around one of New Hampshire's biggest cities, you're not expecting to see a submarine tucked into a ditch. However, that's exactly what the USS Albacore is. If you hit the brakes to take a second look at this attraction before to stop at the museum and look around inside the sub!
5. Chicken Farmer Rock, Newbury
This graffiti along Route 103 in Newbury has been captivating the imaginations of New Hampshire drivers for years. Each time the message has been covered up, it reappears.
6. Yankee Siege Catapult, Greenfield
If you're driving through Greenfield and spot what looks like a medieval war weapon, have no fear, it's just the Yankee Siege Catapult, designed to hurl pumpkins ridiculously long distances.
7. Uncle Sam Home, Mason
Turns out Uncle Sam was a real man, New Hampshire resident Samuel Wilson. You can visit where everyone's favorite patriot grew up - it's now a historic site.
Have you spotted any of these bizarre roadside attractions in New Hampshire? Looking for more New Hampshire driving fun? Check out this
New Hampshire natural wonders road trip!