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Road trippin’: Some not-to-be-missed attractions

June 27, 2013

Graffiti can't guarantee that all of these W.Va. oddities and interesting places are still in existence, so we recommend checking them out for yourself and, hey, why don't you let us know what you find at

* Alderson: Culvert Pipe Hot Dog

* Ansted: Mystery Hole

* Antioch: Log Cabin Birthplace of Lincoln's Mom

* Barboursville: Pink Elephant

* Beckley: Exhibition Coal Mine; Peace Totem with Propeller and Time Capsule

* Bluefield: School with Most Multi-Level Entrances

* Bramwell: Home of the Millionaires

* Bridgeport: Front Lawn Giraffe

* Buckhannon: Tiny Church

* Charleston: Controversial Statues; Shoney's Big Boy Museum; West Virginia Lincoln Melancholia

* Chester: World's Largest Teapot

* Chloe: Grave of Mike Fink

* Coalwood: Space Shuttle Replica

* East Jesus: Mystery Three Crosses of Mercy

* Eleanor: Paul Bunyan and Babe

* Elizabeth (Burning Springs): Rathbone Well

* Elkins: Statue of Minnehaha, Tiny Church

* Ellenboro: Hillybilly Marble Maker Sam Hogue

* Fairmont: Coal Country Miniature Golf

* Fayetteville: Bridge Walk: 88 Stories High; World's Longest Single Arch Steel Span Bridge

* Flatwoods: Replica Space Monsters for Sale

* Grafton: Anna Jarvis- Mother's Day, Mother's Day Shrine

* Green Bank: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

* Harpers Ferry: John Brown Wax Museum; National Paranormal History Museum; Where to Go in a Nuclear War

* Helvetia: Swiss-themed Village

* Hilltop: Skyline Drive-In: Hank's (Williams) Last Stop

* Hinton: Big White Teddy Bear on Cliff

* Horse Shoe Run: Tiny Church - Our Lady of the Pines

* Huntington: J. Taylor Auto Collection; Museum of Radio and Technology; Pink And Green Giraffe

* Hurricane: Water Monster's Daughter

* Kenova: The Pumpkin House: 3000 Jack-o-Lanterns

* Kingwood: 1937-era Esso Gas Station

* Lesage: Hillbilly Hot Dogs - We Got the Weenies

* Lewisburg: Lost World Caverns - Home of Bat Boy

* Martinsburg: Giant Crab

* Morgantown: Don Knotts Star

* Moundsville: Circus and Carnival Mini-Museum; Grave Creek Mound; Marx Toy Museum; West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

* Mount Storm: Birthplace of Lincoln's Mother

* New Vrindaban: Prabhupada's Palace of Gold and City of God

* Nitro: Paul Bunyan and Babe

* Oak Hill: Hank Williams, Dead Here

* Odd: A Town Named Odd

* Odessa: Marker: Original Golden Delicious Apple Tree

* Parkersburg: Muffler Man/Cherokee Indian statue; Oil and Gas Museum; VP Aaron Burr's Death Mask: Seditionist Island Utopia

* Peterstown: Marker: Home of the Jones Diamond

* Philippi: First Amputation of the Civil War; Mummies of the Insane

* Point Pleasant: Chief Cornstalk's Vengeful Bones; Mothman Museum; Mothman Souvenirs; Mothman Statue; Paddleboat - Captain's Creamery; Silver Bridge Disaster Memorial; West Virginia State Farm Museum

* Richwood: Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

* Rio: Rio Rock Turtle

* Riverton: Seneca Caverns

* Ronceverte: Organ Cave

* Rowlesburg: Cool Springs Park; Greatest Generation Society Museum

* Sago: Sago Mine Disaster Monument

* Sam Black Church: Greenbrier Ghost Trial Marker

* Sarah Ann: Burial Ground of the Hatfields

* Seneca Rocks: Smoke Hole Caverns

* Shepherdstown - Harpers Ferry: Little Vernon, Little House for Lab Brats

* Shinnston: Giant Coal Miner Charlie

* Silver Lake: Smallest Mailing Office - Post Office

* Slaty Fork: Sharp's Kissing Bridge

* Sutton: Pose with Flatwoods Monster

* Talcott: John Henry Statue

* Thurmond: Coal Mining Ghost Town

* Unger: The Farnham Colossi

* Weston: Free Speech Stump; Mountaineer Military Museum; Museum of American Glass in West Virginia and National Marble Museum; Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

* Wheeling: Madonna of the Trail

* White Sulphur Springs: Coal House; The Congressional Bunker

* Whitesville: Coal Mine Disaster Memorial

* Williamson: House Made of Coal

From Roadside America.



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