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  • Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

    Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

    New Vrindaban, West Virginia

    Glittery temples and deities created by a Hare Krishna community, but tourists are welcome.

  • Mummies of the Insane

    Mummies of the Insane

    Philippi, West Virginia

    The bathroom in the Barbour County Historical Museum holds a treat -- two mummies preserved by a local Dr. Frankenstein.

  • Mothman Statue

    Mothman Statue

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    Creature with glowing red eyes terrorized a town. They countered with a statue, museum, and a yearly festival.

  • Mystery Hole

    Mystery Hole

    Ansted, West Virginia

    "See the unbelievable." "Not responsible for accidents or after effects." "Shoes recommended."

  • Exhibition Coal Mine

    Exhibition Coal Mine

    Beckley, West Virginia

    The city owns it and provides a mine car tour of an actual coal seam, led by a veteran miner.

  • West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

    West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    Learn what it's like to live behind bars -- for an hour or so.

  • Marx Toy Museum

    Marx Toy Museum

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    Honors the Boomer gen toys of Louis Marx and Co. and local workers who dedicated their lives to toy production.

  • The Farnham Colossi

    The Farnham Colossi

    Unger, West Virginia

    George and Pam Farnham collect many things, including towering fiberglass roadside statues that fill their yard.

  • The Congressional Bunker

    The Congressional Bunker

    White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

    Tour a once-secret Cold War refuge where our elected representatives would've enjoyed their post-apocalyptic days.

  • World's Largest Teapot

    World's Largest Teapot

    Chester, West Virginia

    A barrel-shaped building with an attached handle and spout that promotes the local teapot industry. Currently being restored; should be better-than-new in August 2015.

  • John Brown Wax Museum

    John Brown Wax Museum

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    Vintage wax displays, some animated, take you through the life and death of America's bloodiest 19th century abolitionist.

  • Lost World Caverns - Home of Bat Boy

    Lost World Caverns - Home of Bat Boy

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    Home of "Bat Boy," cave where a guy once sat on a stalagmite for 16 days.

  • Muffler Man

    Muffler Man

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    A fiberglass Muffler Man statue, of the Indian brave type, waves in greeting.

  • World's Largest Horse: West Virginia State Farm Museum

    World's Largest Horse: West Virginia State Farm Museum

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    A collection of old farm buildings and exhibits includes a two-headed calf and General, the world's largest stuffed horse.

  • John Henry Statue

    John Henry Statue

    Talcott, West Virginia

    The steel drivin' man endures the ravages of time (and people) in the West Virginia hills.

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