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  • Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

    Howard Finster's Paradise Garden

    Summerville, Georgia

    Outsider artist turned pop culture celeb, Rev. Finster's park features his unique artwork and spiritual ramblings.

  • Pexcho's American Dime Museum

    Pexcho's American Dime Museum

    Augusta, Georgia

    An eclectic museum of weird marvels, presented as they would have been in the 1850s. See the cyclops fish and flesh-eating toad! Are you brave enough to sniff the Jar of Death?

  • Dahlonega Gold Museum

    Dahlonega Gold Museum

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    The first gold rush in America was in 1830s Georgia (triggering the Trail of Tears for the Cherokee). Over $1 million in gold on display.

  • Gold Mine in a Restaurant Basement

    Gold Mine in a Restaurant Basement

    Dahlonega, Georgia

    Frank Wayland Hall found gold while digging a basement. So he decided to keep on digging.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Pasaquan

    Pasaquan

    Buena Vista, Georgia

    Folk art environment built by the late Eddie Owens Martin (St. EOM), restored and reopened in Oct. 2016.

  • Rock City

    Rock City

    Lookout Mountain, Georgia

    Mountaintop attraction designed by the wife of the man who invented miniature golf. Rocks, vistas, and the psychedelic Fairyland Caverns.

  • The New World of Coca-Cola

    The New World of Coca-Cola

    Atlanta, Georgia

    A multi-million-dollar shrine to what Coca-Cola humbly calls "the most successful product in the history of commerce."

  • Atlanta Cyclorama

    Atlanta Cyclorama

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Sound 'n' light multimedia recreation of The Battle of Atlanta. Painted in 1886, reopened February 2019 after nearly four years of restoration. Look for Clark Gable's corpse.

  • Expedition Bigfoot, the Sasquatch Museum

    Expedition Bigfoot, the Sasquatch Museum

    Cherry Log, Georgia

    A surprisingly well-mounted museum with Bigfoot listening stations, an array of Bigfoot footprints, and even a rare Bigfoot butt-print.

  • BabyLand General Hospital

    BabyLand General Hospital

    Cleveland, Georgia

    Watch in awe (or horror) as puffy Cabbage Patch Kids are actually "born," delivered by doctors and nurses, from the Magic Crystal Tree.

  • The Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis

    The Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis

    Cornelia, Georgia

    Joni Mabe's gallery-shrine-museum has over 30,000 items, including the Elvis Wart.

  • Tank Town USA: Drive Tanks, Crush Cars

    Tank Town USA: Drive Tanks, Crush Cars

    Morganton, Georgia

    For a fee, you can drive a tank over a junker car.

  • Jimmy Carter Peanut

    Jimmy Carter Peanut

    Plains, Georgia

    One of the oddest tributes to an American President -- a big, grinning goober outside of a mini-mart in Jimmy Carter's home town.

  • Billy Carter Gas Station Museum

    Billy Carter Gas Station Museum

    Plains, Georgia

    The legacy of President Jimmy Carter's colorful, beer-endorsing brother is chronicled in a replica of his service station.

  • Museum of Aviation

    Museum of Aviation

    Warner Robins, Georgia

    The second-largest Air Force museum in the entire U.S. Acres of outdoor airplanes, and four giant hangars packed with exhibits. Open since 1984. And it's free.

  • Old Car City USA

    Old Car City USA

    White, Georgia

    34 acres of forest and fields filled with weathered and deteriorating old American cars. Self-described "Photographers' Paradise." Gift shop sells the owner's quirky folk art.

  • Habitat for Humanity's Slum Theme Park

    Habitat for Humanity's Slum Theme Park

    Americus, Georgia

    Simulated Third World slum encourages visitors to support the mission of improving houses around the world.

  • Statue of Charles Lindbergh, Wing-Walker

    Statue of Charles Lindbergh, Wing-Walker

    Americus, Georgia

    Charles Lindbergh was famous for flying solo across the Atlantic. This statue marks the spot where he first flew solo, period.

  • National Prisoner of War Museum

    National Prisoner of War Museum

    Andersonville, Georgia

    An exhibit depicting "the moment of capture" has gun barrels stick out of a wall in a room suddenly lit with moving spotlights.

  • Crime and Punishment Museum

    Crime and Punishment Museum

    Ashburn, Georgia

    One featured exhibit is the blood-stained collar of Miles Cribb, displayed next to the hook on which he was hanged in 1914. Currently closed for repairs.

  • Centers for Disease Control Museum

    Centers for Disease Control Museum

    Atlanta, Georgia

    The world's last hope against deadly pandemic and zombie apocalypse. Exhibits on disease prevention, detection, and the CDC mission.

  • Strange Graves of Oakland Cemetery

    Strange Graves of Oakland Cemetery

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Atlanta's oldest cemetery includes the jaunty mausoleum-topping statue of Jack Smith and the dying marble Lion of the Confederacy.

  • Atlanta History Center: Jeff Davis Underwear

    Atlanta History Center: Jeff Davis Underwear

    Atlanta, Georgia

    Confederate President Jefferson Davis not only lost the war, he also lost a hunk of his red flannel underwear.

  • James Brown Statue

    James Brown Statue

    Augusta, Georgia

    The Godfather of Soul, immortalized in bronze, with signature cape and microphone.

  • Lunch Box Museum

    Lunch Box Museum

    Columbus, Georgia

    Once they carried pudding cups and bologna sandwiches. Now they're in Alan Woodall's museum -- thousands of them.

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

    National Civil War Naval Museum

    Columbus, Georgia

    Museum of salvaged sunken ships and ironclad replicas, formerly the Confederate Naval Museum, now strives to present a more balanced view.

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