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34 acres of forest and fields filled with weathered and deteriorating old American cars. Self-described "Photographers' Paradise." Gift shop sells the owner's quirky folk art.
The world's last hope against deadly pandemic and zombie apocalypse. Exhibits on disease prevention, detection, and the CDC mission.
Waffle House #1, restored as it was. Lovers of hash browns, here is your heaven.
Sights for Oddball Excursions
Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Mountaintop attraction designed by the wife of the man who invented miniature golf. Rocks, vistas, and the psychedelic Fairyland Caverns.
The reigning king of Gooberdom watches I-75 from his brick tower.
A multi-million-dollar shrine to what Coca-Cola humbly calls "the most successful product in the history of commerce."
Watch in awe (or horror) as puffy Cabbage Patch Kids are actually "born," delivered by doctors and nurses, from the Magic Crystal Tree.
Joni Mabe's gallery-shrine-museum has over 30,000 items, including the Elvis Wart.
For a fee, you can drive a tank over a junker car.
One of the oddest tributes to an American President -- a big, grinning goober outside of a mini-mart in Jimmy Carter's home town.
The legacy of President Jimmy Carter's colorful, beer-endorsing brother is chronicled in a replica of his service station.
Outsider artist turned pop culture celeb, Rev. Finster's park features what's left of his artwork and spiritual ramblings.
Warner Robins, Georgia
The second-largest Air Force museum in the entire U.S. Acres of outdoor airplanes, and four giant hangars packed with exhibits. And it's free.
Simulated Third World slum encourages visitors to support the mission of improving houses around the world.
Charles Lindbergh was famous for flying solo across the Atlantic. This statue marks the spot where he first flew solo, period.
An exhibit depicting "the moment of capture" has gun barrels stick out of a wall in a room suddenly lit with moving spotlights.
One featured exhibit is the blood-stained collar of Miles Cribb, displayed next to the hook on which he was hanged in 1914.
Once they carried pudding cups and bologna sandwiches. Now they're in Alan Woodall's museum -- thousands of them.
Museum of salvaged sunken ships and ironclad replicas, formerly the Confederate Naval Museum, now strives to present a more balanced view.
The Monkey from Mars is the star exhibit in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab Museum, but there's also a Meth Lab display, a voodoo-cursed murder hatchet, and much more.
Fort Benning, Georgia
The museum chronicles the American foot soldier in battle, and displays Hitler Head trash can, Saddam's spider-hole hatch, and other treasures.
Fort Gordon, Georgia
...and other warlords' personal electronics at the U.S. Army Signal Corp Museum.
For fans of the movie, with many elaborate costumes and a big mural of scenes with Rhett and Scarlet.
Dent "Wildman" Myers claims to be the reincarnation of Stonewall Jackson, wears two loaded .45s on his hips, and runs a store with Rebel memorabilia.
One of the great Confederate fetish objects of the Civil War. The General was a Southern train engine kidnapped by Yankees, whose brazen effort failed -- fatally.
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- Albany: Revolving Bronze Sculpture of Ray Charles, With Music [tips]
- Americus: Habitat for Humanity's Slum Theme Park
- Americus: Statue of Charles Lindbergh, Wing-Walker
- Andersonville: National Prisoner of War Museum
- Ashburn: World's Largest Peanut
- Ashburn: Crime and Punishment Museum
- Athens: World's Only Double-Barreled Cannon [tips]
- Athens: Tree that Owns Itself
- Atlanta: The New World of Coca-Cola
- Atlanta: The Great Fish
- Atlanta: The Varsity [tips]
- Atlanta: Lord Dooley: Skeleton Statue Mascot [tips]
- Atlanta: The Millennium Gate [tips]
- Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control Museum
- Blue Ridge: Muffler Man - Mr. Hobby [tips]
- Buena Vista: Pasaquan
- Cherry Log: Expedition: Bigfoot! (Sasquatch Museum) [tips]
- Cleveland: BabyLand General Hospital
- Colquitt: Giant Peanut Silo Mural [tips]
- Columbus: Lunch Box Museum
- Columbus: National Civil War Naval Museum
- Cordele: Confederate Nuclear Missile
- Cornelia: The Big Red Apple
- Cornelia: The Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis
- Dahlonega: Site of the First US Gold Rush [tips]
- Decatur: Waffle House Museum
- Decatur: Monkey From Mars
- East Point: Muffler Man [tips]
- Elberton: Dutchy, the Yankee Confederate [tips]
- Fort Benning: National Infantry Museum
- Fort Gordon: Hitler's Telephone: U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum
- Gainesville: 20-Foot-Tall Rabbit
- Jonesboro: Road to Tara Museum
- Kennesaw: Wildman's Store
- Kennesaw: The General
- Leslie: Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
- Lookout Mountain: Rock City
- Lumpkin: Little Grand Canyon of Georgia
- Macon: Bear of Terror
- Marietta: The Big Chicken
- Marietta: Giant Hands of Dr. Sid
- Marietta: Gone With the Wind Museum
- McRae: Home-Built Statue of Liberty Replica
- Morganton: Tank Town USA: Drive Tanks, Crush Cars
- Norcross: Twisted Guy - Not a Muffler Man [tips]
- Nuberg: The Georgia Guidestones
- Plains: Jimmy Carter Peanut
- Plains: Billy Carter Gas Station Museum
- Powder Springs: Muffler Man Indian [tips]
- Rome: Babies Suckling on Wolf [tips]
- Savannah: World Globe Storage Tank [tips]
- Savannah: Savannah's Waving Girl [tips]
- South Newport: Smallest Church in America
- St. Marys: Carnegie Mansion - Dungeness Ruins [tips]
- St. Marys: Submarine on Land [tips]
- Stone Mountain: Stone Mountain: Confederate Mount Rushmore [tips]
- Summerville: Howard Finster's Paradise Garden
- Toccoa: Statue of the World's Strongest Man
- Tybee Island: Fish Art Gallery [tips]
- Warm Springs: Follow the Leaders Wax Museum [tips]
- Warm Springs: Where FDR Died [tips]
- Warner Robins: Museum of Aviation
- Washington: Big Man the Muffler Man [tips]
- Waycross: Stuckie the Mummified Dog
- White: Old Car City USA