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  • World's Largest Ball of Paint

    World's Largest Ball of Paint

    Alexandria, Indiana

    Painter Mike Carmichael has his singular attraction hanging on a chain as he continues to add multi-colored layers. It started as a baseball.

  • John Dillinger Museum

    John Dillinger Museum

    Crown Point, Indiana

    Many one-of-a-kind, and occasionally bloody, items from Indiana's most famous outlaw. New location opened 2015.

  • RV Museum and Hall of Fame

    RV Museum and Hall of Fame

    Elkhart, Indiana

    Museum chronicles a century of trailers, RVs and mobile homes, in a town where they are manufactured.

  • Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Museum

    Dan Quayle Vice Presidential Museum

    Huntington, Indiana

    James Danforth Quayle served as George H. W. Bush's VP from 1989-93. The museum's slogan is "Second to One."

  • Indiana Medical History Museum: Brains in Jars

    Indiana Medical History Museum: Brains in Jars

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Highlights include a real autopsy room and a room filled with brains in jars. Abby Normal!

  • Old Ben, World's Largest Steer

    Old Ben, World's Largest Steer

    Kokomo, Indiana

    A 2.5-ton steer named Old Ben, dead over a century, but preserved behind glass.

  • Ultraviolet Apocalypse

    Ultraviolet Apocalypse

    Munster, Indiana

    Contemplation and surprises at the Carmelite Shrines, part of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery.

  • Backyard Roller Coasters of John Ivers

    Backyard Roller Coasters of John Ivers

    Bruceville, Indiana

    The man who had to have his own thrill ride -- even though he sez he build it for the kids.

  • Hall of Heroes Museum

    Hall of Heroes Museum

    Elkhart, Indiana

    Backyard building based on Super Friend's Hall of Justice is where Allen Stewart preserves every superhero comic book ever published.

  • Giant Santa

    Giant Santa

    Evansville, Indiana

    35 feet tall, formerly welcomed all good boys and good girls to a truck stop (demolished). Abandoned, then saved, fully restored, and set up in a new location in September 2016.

  • Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms

    Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms

    Fair Oaks, Indiana

    Agritourism the way it should be. Watch calves born in the Birthing Barn, see 72 cows milked by a revolving giant turntable!

  • World's Largest Sycamore Stump

    World's Largest Sycamore Stump

    Kokomo, Indiana

    Formerly the world's largest sycamore tree. Still an impressive attraction.

  • Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum

    Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum

    Mitchell, Indiana

    America's hard luck spaceman finally got some recognition, but only after he was dead.

  • Joe Palooka Statue

    Joe Palooka Statue

    Oolitic, Indiana

    Palooka was a Sunday comic strip character -- an honest boxer. This statue was commissioned in 1947, when the champ's popularity was at its highest.

  • Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

    Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

    Pendleton, Indiana

    A bluntly worded stone marker actually preserves a happy moment in Indiana history, when killing Indians became a capital crime.

  • Giant Lady's Leg Sundial

    Giant Lady's Leg Sundial

    Roselawn, Indiana

    Where a leg tells nudists the time of day.

  • Santa's Candy Castle

    Santa's Candy Castle

    Santa Claus, Indiana

    Restored and revived portion of Santa Claus Town, a never-completed 1930s mega-Christmas-themed attraction. Now a full-time candy shop.

  • World's Oldest Santa Statue

    World's Oldest Santa Statue

    Santa Claus, Indiana

    22 feet tall and slightly frightening. Dedicated on Christmas Day, 1935, it's the sole survivor of an attraction named Santa Claus Park.

  • Santa Claus Museum

    Santa Claus Museum

    Santa Claus, Indiana

    Bits of the holiday-themed town's history are exhibited, including the typewriter on which Santa wrote all of his notes to good little boys and girls.

  • Shrine of Christ's Passion and Millennium Mary

    Shrine of Christ's Passion and Millennium Mary

    St. John, Indiana

    A 34-ft. tall Virgin Mary and life-size statues of the final hours for Jesus are part of Roman Catholic shrine.

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