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Private memorial to the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Statues, symbolism, but not much shade.
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Lots of lighting and effects, along with a behind-the-scenes look at how wax figures are made. Presented by wax figures, of course.
After their Day of Glory, the luckiest parade floats are sheltered and exhibited at this museum.
Sprawling personal collection of historic military armored vehicles. And a Martian tripod.
Gaze upong James Dean's underpants and Joan Crawford's coat hanger.
Displays include pimp shoes worn by an undercover agent, a diamond-encrusted drug kingpin pistol, and a simulated head shop.
Lots of odd stuff, from a replica Ark of the Covenant to George Washington's Clock of Death.
Self-described "crown jewel of firearms museums in the world" is loaded for bear, criminals, and storm troopers.
At this almost anything-goes commercial cave, a scary pixie beckons the unwary.
Natural Bridge, Virginia
Mark Cline, fiberglass sculptor, has built the world's prettiest and most accurate Stonehenge replica. Out of styrofoam.
General Stonewall Jackson -- Robert E. Lee's "right arm" -- lost his left arm to friendly fire. It's buried and memorialized here.
Lexington - May 10, 2013, was the 150th anniversary of the death of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson (His arm was dead and buried seven days earlier). Full story
Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities
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- Abingdon: Star Museum
- Alexandria: George Washington Masonic National Memorial
- Arlington: Drug Enforcement Administration Museum
- Bedford: National D-Day Memorial
- Charlottesville: Nearly Nude Dropout Hero Monument
- Charlottesville: Graves of Beta and Seal, dog mascots
- Chincoteague: Stuffed Misty and Stormy [tips]
- Danville: The Tank Museum
- Fairfax: NRA National Firearms Museum [tips]
- Fort Lee: Women's Army Museum [tips]
- Fredericksburg: Grave of Stonewall Jackson's Arm, Chancellorsville Battlefield
- Lexington: Coffee Pot-Shaped Building
- Lexington: Stonewall Jackson, the rest of him, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
- Lexington: Stonewall Jackson's Horse, Virginia Military Institute
- Luray: Luray Caverns [tips]
- Mount Vernon: George Washington's False Teeth
- Natural Bridge: Enchanted Castle Studio
- Natural Bridge: Foamhenge
- Natural Bridge: Natural Bridge Wax Museum
- New Market: Johnny Appleseed
- Richmond: Giant Milk bottles [tips]
- Richmond: J.E.B. Stuart Mortal Wound jacket., Virginia Historical Society Museum
- Roanoke: Elvis City, Mini- Graceland
- Roanoke: Mill Mountain Star
- Rockingham County: Turkey #1 and Turkey #2
- Schuyler: John Boy Walton's Home [tips]
- Shenandoah: American Celebration on Parade
- Shenandoah: Shenandoah Caverns [tips]
- Smithfield: World's Largest Cured Ham [tips]
- Virginia Beach: Mount Trashmore [tips]
- Virginia Beach: Spooky Edgar Cayce Institute [tips]
- Waverly: Oldest Peanut Museum in the US [tips]
- White Post: Dinosaur Land [tips]
- Winchester: World's Largest Apple