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Jesse James was here, and he carved his name into a pane of glass to prove it.
Sights for Oddball Excursions
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Do ventriloquist dummies scare you? See hundreds of them at this museum devoted to the art and history of ventriloquism.
Calvert City, Kentucky
Keith Holt's folk art and gags, and a mini-world with 3,000 toys and six running trains.
Cave City, Kentucky
"Sleep in a Wigwam" at a classic tee-pee-themed motel near Mammoth Cave, built in 1937.
Cave City, Kentucky
Combo rock and souvenir shop, vortex, mosasaur exhibit.
A yard and house packed with big, odd items. Impressive; not a typical hoard. Jerry Lotz has a good eye for the crazy.
Take a jeep tram tour of a former mine and secret nuclear survival bunker.
Man's Reason vs. God's Word -- explained with dinosaurs and immersive multimedia.
Trace the storied past of whiskey making, see George Washington's still and Abe Lincoln's liquor license.
April 3-Nov. 15; off-season by appt.
Sleep like a hillbilly, an African villager, or the Abominable Snowman, depending on your mood.
Highland Heights, Kentucky
Life-size sculpture of a Stegosaurus with the body of a 1964 VW Beetle. Created in 1974, from Transformer prehistory.
Horse Cave, Kentucky
Who built a town around giant sinkhole and then filled it with garbage? The town of Horse Cave, but now it's a cleaned up tourist attraction.
Putt through Jesus's Tomb to the inspiring sounds of Christian Rock.
Points skyward in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum. Also here, the Louisville Slugger factory tour; see how normal-size baseball bats are made.
Within sight of the other World's Largest Bat hangs a huge, black, sleeping bat on the side of a costume and party supply store.
Fortunately for humankind, the Great Man on the Bucket didn't take his "11 secret herbs and spices" recipe to his grave.
Pose with a wax Colonel Harland Sanders, who's cradling a bucket of plastic fried chicken.
Oddball memorial was built by a local citizen who apparently wanted his entire family around to keep an eye on his grave.
Everyone has bad luck from time to time, but in 1891 poor Octavia Hatcher had the worst luck of all.
Displays dummies and portraits of the Hatfield-McCoy clan leaders, as well as the government certificate that officially ended the feud in 1924.
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- Bardstown: Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History
- Bowling Green: Lost River Cave Boat Tours [tips]
- Bowling Green: National Corvette Museum [tips]
- Bowling Green: Big Red - Bronze Monster Mascot [tips]
- Calvert City: Hillbilly Garden
- Cave City: Wigwam Village Motel No. 2
- Cave City: Dinosaur World [tips]
- Cave City: Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo
- Cave City: Giant Knight Statue [tips]
- Clermont: Jim Beam American Stillhouse
- Corbin: Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum
- Corbin: Colonel Sanders Statue
- Covington: Two-Headed Calf and Shrunken Head [tips]
- Crestview Hills: Tiny Church - Monte Casino Chapel
- Cynthiana: Walking Dead Mural [tips]
- Fairview: Jefferson Davis Monument
- Falmouth: Punkyville [tips]
- Florence: Wildwood Inn Tropical Dome and Theme Suites
- Fort Knox: General Patton's Death Car [tips]
- Fort Mitchell: Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum
- Frankfort: Daniel Boone's Grave
- Frankfort: Assassination Relics, Hitler's Jail Plaque [tips]
- Harrodsburg: Lincoln Marriage Temple
- Hazard: Mother Goose Market [tips]
- Hazel: KY-TN State Line Sculpture [tips]
- Highland Heights: Stegowagen-volkssaurus
- Hodgenville: The Lincoln Museum [tips]
- Hopkinsville: King Arthur's Round Table - Literary Park
- Horse Cave: Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum
- Lexington: Bible Mini-Golf
- Lexington: Huge Cocktail (Former Mortar and Pestle) [tips]
- Lexington: Cocaine Bear [tips]
- Louisville: World's Largest Bat
- Louisville: World's Largest Bat - The Vampire Kind
- Louisville: Colonel Sanders Grave
- Louisville: Jerry's Junk
- Louisville: Louisville Mega Cavern
- Louisville: Waverly Hills Sanatorium - Ghost Tours [tips]
- Louisville: Pose With Wax Colonel Sanders
- Louisville: 30-Foot-Tall Gold Statue of David [tips]
- Louisville: Jesus is My Swingset
- Louisville: Heigold Facade [tips]
- Lynch: Portal 31 - Animatronic Mine Tour [tips]
- Mammoth Cave: Mammoth Cave
- Mayfield: The Wooldridge Monuments
- Munfordville: Replica Stonehenge
- Newport: World Peace Bell [tips]
- Owensboro: Statue of Gabe [tips]
- Petersburg: Answers In Genesis Creation Museum
- Pikeville: Octavia Hatcher: Buried Alive?
- Pikeville: Big Sandy Heritage Museum: Hatfield-McCoy
- Pineville: Chained Rock
- Slade: Kentucky Reptile Zoo: Venom Extraction [tips]
- Stanville: World's Second Largest Seated Lincoln [tips]
- Versailles: Versailles Castle - The Castle Post [tips]
- Williamstown: Noah's Ark [tips]