Here Are The 12 Weirdest Places You Can Possibly Go In New York
Anyone that’s ever step foot inside of New York is well aware of the fact that our state is not only made up of unusual characters, but also strange attractions. While it’s always nice to visit our popular attractions, sometimes all we need is a little trip off of the beaten path to enjoy our state’s more unusual side. If you’re looking to be wowed by strangely fascinating locations, then it’s time you plan a trip to visit some of the Empire State’s most unusual destinations.
1. Lily Dale - Chautauqua County
As charming as the gated community of Lily Dale may be, it's not hard to dismiss that this wonderful place is a bit unusual. The town itself is only home to a couple hundred people that have been deemed to be real Mediums by officials from Lily Dale's Assembly. Lily Dale opens its gates to paying visitors during the summer, where guests can walk around the town to see places like the Pet Cemetery, Inspiration Stump, Forest Temple and little shops. The majority of those who visit this unique place are looking to get readings from Mediums and to see if this town is the real deal. To read more about this quirky place,
2. Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House - Niagara Falls
Interested in visiting an attraction in Niagara Falls that isn't so crowded like the American Falls? Then maybe you should stop by the Prophet Isaiah's Second Coming House. An attraction that you can't miss, the house was created after a man named Isaiah said God spoke to him. The man claims that God told him he was meant to be in Niagara Falls because the world was going to end in 2014. While that clearly never happened, the man's home still continues to catch the eyes of anyone and everyone that passes by.
3. Mystery Spot - Lake George
One of New York's most accessible natural phenomenons that's fun to visit, the Lake George Mystery Spot can be found right next to the Visitor Center. Step up onto the circular platform and stand in the middle where you'll find an "X", those who are standing directly on the mark will sound as though they're in a tunnel or cone. The freaky catch? Only those standing on the mark will be able to hear the unusual sound of their echoing voice. To learn more about the theories on what causes this to happen,
4. Dead Horse Bay - Brooklyn
When it comes to New York's weirdest places, Dead Horse Bay almost entirely takes the cake. This New York City beach is made up of literal trash and yes, you guessed it, horse bones. Dead Horse Bay is either looked at as an underrated treasure chest or one of the most disgusting locations you could ever find in New York. Some come to the beach to collect items that they'll use for works of art or other crafty reasons, while others visit this place just to witness the weird and see what they'll stumble upon washed up on the shores. To learn more about the history of this strange beach,
5. Kaatskill Kaleidoscope - Mount Tremper
A little attraction that some may not realize is hiding right in the Catskills, the World's Largest Kaleidoscope is located at the Emerson Resort & Spa! Originally a 56-foot tall grain silo, back in 1996 the structure was turned into an enormous kaleidoscope. To learn more about how you can experience this eye-catching attraction for yourself,
6. Neversink Reservoir - Sullivan County
While it may not seem out of the ordinary to drive past the Neversink Reservoir in the Catskills, once you realize the history behind it you may feel a bit creeped out. Beneath the surface of this nearly 5-mile long body of water lies the ruins of a sunken town. In 1953 two Catskill towns, Neversink and Bittersweet, were flooded to create the current reservoir you see today. To learn more about the history behind this reservoir,
7. Pine Bush - Orange County
What many consider to be the UFO Capitol Of The East Coast, Pine Bush is a town that's experienced a
of unusual activity since the 1960s. Those who live in the town and have taken the time to visit it claim to have seen plenty of UFO sightings and alien contact. The town has come to embrace its weird reputation and now even features a Cup & Sauce Diner! To learn more about the history of this town,
8. Spook Hill - Middlesex
Another easily accessible phenomenon you can visit, New York's gravity hill is something everyone has to cross off of their Empire State bucket list. By now you may now the requirements of this creepy attraction, but to those who have never heard of it - here's the deal. Take a drive out to Newell Road and place your car in neutral at a particular location on the road, before you know it you'll realize that your car is rolling backwards... uphill! To learn more about Spook Hill,
9. Trailer Park Lounge - Chelsea
It's no secret that New York City is home to some of the weirdest things you'll ever find in our state. One of these weird locations? The Trailer Park Lounge in Chelsea. The entire restaurant is trailed park-themed and has some of the most unusual dining decor that you'll ever lay your eyes on. From mannequins decorated all over the place to an actual trailer inside, this place is unlike any other restaurant that you'll find in the city. To learn more about this restaurant and to see it's interior,
10. Erie Mansion - Clyde
Perhaps you prefer your getaway accommodations to be cookie-cutter and Plain Jane, but some of us like to go to sleep with shivers running down our spines. That's where the Erie Mansion comes in! Outside of the hotel you can find a New York marker that shows the B&B is known for being historically haunted, while things get even creepier once you step foot through the door. Inside you'll find skull lamps and caskets being used as coffee tables, we're not sure if it gets any weirder than this! To read more about New York's haunted hotels,
11. Upside-Down Traffic Light - Tipperary Hill
A traffic light unlike any other, it may take you a moment to realize what's wrong with this picture. The only traffic light like this in New York, Tipperary Hill's light has its colors upside-down! After local Irish residents refused to let the British red hang over Ireland's green, the upside-down light came to be and forever stayed. To learn more about what our locals did to accomplish having this quirky light in town,
12. The World's Smallest Church - Oneida
The Cross Island Chapel of Oneida is considered to be the world's smallest church. From a glance it may look as though this church could only ever fit dolls inside of it, but Cross Island actually can fit three people inside. Just enough room for you and your loved one to get married in one of New York's most unique places. To learn more about this strangely stunning attraction,
How many of these odd locations have you seen for yourself? Would you add anything to this list? If you’re looking to explore more of New York’s lesser-known attractions, check out
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