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If you’re visiting the Temple of Tolerance in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and temple master Jim Bowsher is around, ask politely if you can go inside his house.
“Sometimes kids are creeped out by the casket,” said Jordan Poole, executive director of the Paradise Garden Foundation. Jordan was showing us around Paradise Gardens, an enclave built in the 1970s by folk artist Howard Finster.
Our favorite exhibit at Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is the Traub, a one-of-a-kind motorcycle that may have dropped in from another dimension.
Chris Gounalakis wants to sell you a pumpkin. He knows how to do it, too. He’ll get you to come to his farm to watch the gladiator battles, or to be chased around its labyrinth by a live minotaur.
Would you rather eat ice cream that’s been sprinkled with dead bugs, or have a photo of yourself being disemboweled by aliens? At the Peculiarium in Portland, Oregon, you can have both.
Halloween attractions rise from the dead every October only to fall back into the grave November 1st. No one has yet figured out how to trick-or-treat profitably 365 days a year, but some ghoulish attractions confidently display their outdoor skulls and props year-round as photo-ops for the macabre-starved.« Previous Entries Next Entries »
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