Vacations don’t need to be ordinary. Make your next vacation an odd but memorable experience by visiting an unusual, strange or odd vacation spot. Each of these four sites will complete your travel bucket list requirement of odd vacation sites.
Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell New Mexico is well known for Area 51, the mysterious military area that many believe was a research and holding area for aliens and UFOs. Visitors will want to take in the alien sites at the Roswell UFO Museum or hop a tour bus for one of the many UFO tours. While in Roswell, visit the Robert Goddard Planetarium where with a high powered telescope, you just might see something from the beyond! Don’t miss the Area 51 Zone mini museum and gift shop to see an actual replica of one of our other earthly friends.
In 1972, the city of Metropolis, Illinois, declared itself the official hometown of Superman. A museum was built, with hopes of a Superman theme park. However, economic bad times closed the museum and derailed plans for the superhero park. In 1986, the city built a 7 foot tall Superman made of fiberglass that became a target for those trying to see if the man of steel really was that strong. The town then built a stronger, taller 20 foot tall Superman and opened a smaller Super Museum in honor of this comic book hero. The monument reads “Truth, Justice, The American Way.” Include a picture of the family with this 20 foot tall hero for your travel scrapbook.
Bonnie And Clyde Bloody Adventure Trail
Instead of a cross country trek across Route 66, why not try a similar trip but on the Bonnie and Clyde Bloody Adventure Trail. For those wanting an extended road trip in honor of America’s infamous sweetheart crime couple, several websites including Roadsideamerica.com, list an itinerary. The trip begins in Joplin, Missouri and ends in Bienville Parrish, Louisiana where the couple met their untimely death at the hands of police and federal agents. Along the trail, stop at various museums and roadside spots to see historical Bonnie and Clyde sites. Some of these stops include the Bonnie and Clyde Shootout Site in Stringtown, Oklahoma and the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Texas.
The Orient Express Train and Trip
Mystery buff lovers might enjoy a cross country Europe trip on the train made famous by Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. This train offers regular passenger fair or private births. This famous train includes shops, bars and dining to make the trip a five star affair. Engineers and staff dress in period costumes and the bar and dinner play music of yesteryear for ambiance. Major city stops include Paris, Venice and London. The train ceased service to Istanbul years ago. No trip aboard The Orient Express is complete without a copy of the book, signed by the engineer and staff.
There are countless odd and unusual vacation spots across the United States and around the world. Remember to bring along a great digital camera or take pictures with one of the many smart phone picture apps. You will want memories of these top four odd vacation spots to show friends and to mark off your travel bucket list!