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  • Dinosaur Kingdom II

    Dinosaur Kingdom II

    Natural Bridge, Virginia

    It's Yankees vs. dinosaurs in Mark "Foamhenge" Cline's alternate universe history view of the Civil War. The South wins!

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • The Tank Museum

    The Tank Museum

    Danville, Virginia

    The world's foremost private museum of armored fighting vehicles, in a formerly vacant tool factory.

  • Dinosaur Land

    Dinosaur Land

    White Post, Virginia

    Classic dinosaur park featuring over two dozen colorfully-painted, old-style brutes -- including a prehistoric crawl-in shark and a photo-op King Kong.

  • George Washington Masonic National Memorial

    George Washington Masonic National Memorial

    Alexandria, Virginia

    Lots of odd stuff, from a replica Ark of the Covenant to George Washington's Clock of Death.

  • Arm of Stonewall Jackson

    Arm of Stonewall Jackson

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    The most famous body part of America's bloodiest war merits its own grave in a tiny cemetery.

  • American Celebration On Parade

    American Celebration On Parade

    Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia

    After their Day of Glory, the luckiest parade floats are sheltered and exhibited at this museum.

  • World's Oldest Edible Ham

    World's Oldest Edible Ham

    Smithfield, Virginia

    Is it possible to eat a piece of meat from 1902? If you like ham, the answer is yes!

  • Drug Enforcement Administration Museum

    Drug Enforcement Administration Museum

    Arlington, Virginia

    Displays include pimp shoes worn by an undercover agent, a diamond-encrusted drug kingpin pistol, and a simulated head shop.

  • National D-Day Memorial

    National D-Day Memorial

    Bedford, Virginia

    Private memorial to the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Statues, symbolism, but not much shade.

  • The Great Seal of Virginia

    The Great Seal of Virginia

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    "Seal" was the University of Virginia's beloved dog mascot, and was buried with honors (and a headstone) in the campus cemetery.

  • Beta, Magical Mongrel

    Beta, Magical Mongrel

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Grave of a celebrated magical mascot dog of the University of Virginia's football team.

  • National Firearms Museum

    National Firearms Museum

    Fairfax, Virginia

    Self-described "crown jewel of firearms museums in the world" is loaded for bear, criminals, and storm troopers.

  • George Washington's Home, Grave, and False Teeth

    George Washington's Home, Grave, and False Teeth

    Mount Vernon, Virginia

    Historic home, museum, and grave of the Father of Our Country. See his false teeth and his bed of death. Seesaw battle with Graceland as the most visited private home in the USA.

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