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New Orleans, Louisiana - Historical Wax Museum of New Orleans
You will enjoy Napoleon's strategically placed loofah.[Sara Ratliff, 12/08/2013]
Nice! Wax museums are all about placement and juxtaposition. Wonder if Napoleon brought his sled-tub on the march to Moscow?
Hollister, California - Casa de Fruta
Carousel and train are extra. Grew up going here. Free Wine Tasting![Jennifer Kleinkauf, 12/08/2013]
- 10021 Pacheco Pass Hwy., Hollister, CA
- 13 miles east of Gilroy on Hwy 152 Pacheco Pass or 28 miles west of Los Banos on Hwy 152 Pacheco Pass.
- Fee for train and carousel ride.
Santa Cruz, California - Santa Cruz Mystery Spot
A registered "gravitational anomaly!" Order tickets online if you don't want to wait![Jennifer Kleinkauf, 12/08/2013]
Las Vegas, Nevada - Atomic Liquors
Cold-War-era package store and tavern, the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas. Neon Atomic Liquors sign. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/08/2013]
Middlesboro, Kentucky - House Made of Coal
In 1926 over 42 tons of coal were used to build a house now occupied by the Middlesboro Chamber of Commerce. In 1988 a tornado blew away the back of the house; it was replaced with vinyl siding, so perhaps this is only three-quarters of a coal house. If people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, then the Chamber of Commerce probably shouldn't light matches. Next to the Coal House is a nice little outdoor coal mining exhibit.[John Takao Collier, 12/07/2013]
- 189 N. 20th St., Middlesboro, KY
- Downtown. From US Hwy 25E turn west at the stoplight (DQ, KFC) onto Hwy 74/Cumberland Ave. Drive one mile. Turn right onto 20th St. Drive two blocks. You'll see the Coal House on the left, at the southwest corner of 20th St. and Lothbury Ave.