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  • American Visionary Art Museum

    American Visionary Art Museum

    Baltimore, Maryland

    For those who don't want to leave the comforts of urban life to see the kind of art that crazy, loner farmers make in the outlands.

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  • Annapolis: Windmill with Winged Pigs and Guitars [tips]
  • Annapolis: Surfin' Submarine Centennial Statue
  • Annapolis: Museum of unNatural History [tips]
  • Annapolis: John Paul Jones Crypt [tips]
  • Annapolis Junction: National Cryptologic Museum [tips]
  • Baltimore: American Visionary Art Museum
  • Baltimore: National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
  • Baltimore: Phoenix Shot Tower [tips]
  • Baltimore: Museum of Dentistry: Washington's Choppers
  • Baltimore: Safety City [tips]
  • Baltimore: Golden Eggs - Baltimore's Anaerobic Digesters [tips]
  • Baltimore: Geppi's Entertainment Museum
  • Baltimore: Big Bust of Frank Zappa on a Pole [tips]
  • Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe's Two Graves [tips]
  • Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe's House [tips]
  • Baltimore: Feed the Poor Parking Meter [tips]
  • Baltimore: Giant RCA Dog Nipper [tips]
  • Baltimore: Train Safety Challenge [tips]
  • Baltimore: USS Torsk SS-423 Submarine [tips]
  • Baltimore: Boat-Shaped Restaurant [tips]
  • Baltimore: Pink Flamingo [tips]
  • Baltimore: Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin
  • Baltimore: Inventor's Ouija Board Tombstone [tips]
  • Baltimore: Full-Size Easter Island Head [tips]
  • Baltimore: Papermoon Diner: Crazy Art Eatery [tips]
  • Baltimore: The Pagoda [tips]
  • Baltimore: Bromo Seltzer Arts Clock Tower [tips]
  • Baltimore: Where Poe Had His Last Drink [tips]
  • Beltsville: Castle Good Knight [tips]
  • Berlin: Frontier Town [tips]
  • Berlin: Shark from Jaws, Ice Cream Cowboy [tips]
  • Berlin: Cowboy with Ice Cream Cone [tips]
  • Bethesda: Madonna of the Trail
  • Bethesda: Van Gogh's Starry Night in Door Knobs [tips]
  • Bethesda: Hobbit House - Mushroom House [tips]
  • Boonsboro: Shriveled Human Arm and Lincoln Bullet
  • Boring: Town Named Boring [tips]
  • Burkittsville: Spook Hill [tips]
  • Clements: Giant SpongeBob [tips]
  • Colesville: National Capital Trolley Museum [tips]
  • College Park: Testudo the Turtle
  • College Park: Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson Statue [tips]
  • Colmar Manor: Dueling Grounds of Washington DC
  • Crownsville: Muffler Man - The Fair Giant [tips]
  • Edgemere: Giant Lawn Ornaments [tips]
  • Ellicott City: Enchanted Forest at Clark's Elioak Farm [tips]
  • Ellicott City: Enchanted Forest: Original Location [tips]
  • Emmitsburg: Big Jinxed 9/11 Statue Of Flag-Raising Firefighters [tips]
  • Fort Meade: National Vigilance Park
  • Fort Washington: Giant Hammer [tips]
  • Frederick: National Museum of Civil War Medicine [tips]
  • Frederick: Jug Bridge Marker [tips]
  • Frederick: Towering Peace Candle Tree [tips]
  • Frederick: Roads and Rails Museum [tips]
  • Frederick: Statue of John Hanson, First U.S. President [tips]
  • Frederick: Trompe l'oeil Bridge Mural [tips]
  • Frostburg: Noah's Ark Being Rebuilt
  • Frostburg: Hotel's Local History Museum [tips]
  • Germantown: Earthoid: Earth Globe Water Storage Tank [tips]
  • Germantown: The Cider Barrel - Old Road Stand [tips]
  • Glen Burnie: Giant Crash Test Dummy [tips]
  • Glen Burnie: Giant Rotted Molar Sculpture [tips]
  • Glen Burnie: Mirror Yard [tips]
  • Greenbelt: Goddard Visitor Center - Space Museum [tips]
  • Hagerstown: Giant Coke Bottle [tips]
  • Hagerstown: Giant Crab on a Roof [tips]
  • Havre de Grace: Desert Storm Muffler Man
  • Hyattsville: Library with Flying Saucer [tips]
  • Jessup: Monster Mini Golf [tips]
  • Kensington: Easter Island Head [tips]
  • Kensington: Mormon Temple - Fairy Tale Rockets [tips]
  • Kingsville: Hoodoo Marker [tips]
  • La Plata: La Plata Tornado Memorial Garden [tips]
  • Laurel: Dinosaur Fossils [tips]
  • Linthicum: William P. Didusch Urological Museum [tips]
  • Linthicum Heights: Star Wars Toys Museum [tips]
  • Luke: Deadly Curve of Crosses [tips]
  • Manchester: River Valley Ranch - Wild West Shootouts [tips]
  • Oakland: Roadside Rocket on a Trailer [tips]
  • Ocean City: Muffler Man - Pirate [tips]
  • Ocean City: Ocean Gallery World Center [tips]
  • Ocean City: Airplane Over a Cave [tips]
  • Ocean City: Shark Wedged in a Building [tips]
  • Oxon Hill: "The Awakening" - Buried Giant [tips]
  • Rockville: MOOT: Museum of Outdated Technology [tips]
  • Rockville: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda's Graves [tips]
  • Rocky Ridge: Municipal Giant Slide - Sliding Board [tips]
  • Rosedale: Cateraptasaurus: Mecha-Dinosaur [tips]
  • Savage: World's Only Surviving Wrought Iron Bridge [tips]
  • Sharpsburg: Official William McKinley Coffee Break Monument
  • Sharptown: Logging Truck Tombstone [tips]
  • Silver Spring: National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • Silver Spring: Grave of a Petey, Little Rascals Dog
  • Silver Spring: Prayer Stop - Tiny Church [tips]
  • Silver Spring: Memorial Bust To the Homeless Mayor [tips]
  • Silver Spring: Atlantic Surf Fountain [tips]
  • Silver Spring: Giant Earth Globe [tips]
  • Solomons Island: Easter Island Heads At Tiki Bar [tips]
  • Takoma Park: Roscoe the Rooster [tips]
  • Temple Hills: Mercury Cougar Statue [tips]
  • Thurmont: Giant Ear of Corn Silo [tips]
  • Thurmont: Transformers, Metal Sculptures at Corn Maze [tips]
  • Towson: Divine's Grave [tips]
  • Westminster: Roland A. Remnant [tips]
  • Westminster: Important Civil War Bullet Holes [tips]

November 29, 2015

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