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  • Kentucky Military History Museum: Hitler's Plaque

    Kentucky Military History Museum: Hitler's Plaque

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    See the plaque that hung over Hitler's jail cell, and a proto-bazooka that was supposed to sink submarines in World War I.

  • Center for Kentucky History: Boone's Skull

    Center for Kentucky History: Boone's Skull

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    A copy of Daniel Boone's skull, a solar system made of cast iron, Lincoln and Little Big Horn death watches, Jesse James' Pane of Glass, and at least two artifacts that are cursed.

  • Stone of Witness - Red Bird Petroglyph

    Stone of Witness - Red Bird Petroglyph

    Manchester, Kentucky

    Sandstone boulder supposedly marked with petroglyphs in eight pre-Columbus Old World languages, turning conventional history on its head. It broke off a remote cliff in 1994; now sheltered in a convenient city park.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum

    Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum

    Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

    Do ventriloquist dummies scare you? See hundreds of them at this museum devoted to the art and history of ventriloquism.

  • Noah's Ark

    Noah's Ark

    Williamstown, Kentucky

    Enormous wooden boat of biblical proportions. Three decks and dozens of dummy animals (including small dinosaurs). Signs and exhibits explain it all.

  • Hillbilly Garden

    Hillbilly Garden

    Calvert City, Kentucky

    Keith Holt's folk art and gags, and a mini-world with 3,000 toys and six running trains.

  • Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

    Wigwam Village Motel No. 2

    Cave City, Kentucky

    "Sleep in a Wigwam" at a classic tee-pee-themed motel near Mammoth Cave, built in 1937.

  • Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo

    Big Mike's: Mystery House, Rocks, and Big Mo

    Cave City, Kentucky

    Combo rock and souvenir shop, vortex, mosasaur exhibit.

  • Transylvania's Moosnick Museum

    Transylvania's Moosnick Museum

    Lexington, Kentucky

    Collection of weird 19th century medical curiosities, including a two-headed baby, a giant hairball, and meat that fell from the sky in 1876.

  • Jerry's Junk

    Jerry's Junk

    Louisville, Kentucky

    A yard and house packed with big, odd items. Impressive; not a typical hoard. Jerry Lotz has a good eye for the crazy.

  • Louisville Mega Cavern

    Louisville Mega Cavern

    Louisville, Kentucky

    Take a jeep tram tour of a former mine and secret nuclear survival bunker.

  • Cave Hill Cemetery

    Cave Hill Cemetery

    Louisville, Kentucky

    A concourse of afterlife expression, Louisvilles Cave Hill Cemetery invites appreciative strolls among offbeat monuments to the dead.

  • Answers In Genesis Creation Museum

    Answers In Genesis Creation Museum

    Petersburg, Kentucky

    Man's Reason vs. God's Word -- explained with dinosaurs and immersive multimedia.

  • Kentucky Reptile Zoo: Snake Milking

    Kentucky Reptile Zoo: Snake Milking

    Slade, Kentucky

    The art of bare-handed snake milking is still practiced. Claims to have "One of the Largest Collections of Venomous Snakes in the World."

  • Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

    Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History

    Bardstown, Kentucky

    Trace the storied past of whiskey making, see George Washington's still and Abe Lincoln's liquor license.

  • Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

    Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken

    Corbin, Kentucky

    A working KFC inside Col. Sanders' first restaurant has a mini-museum with exhibits, relics, and restorations of 1940s-vintage rooms, including the kitchen where Kentucky Fried Chicken was invented.

  • Two-Headed Calf, Shrunken Head

    Two-Headed Calf, Shrunken Head

    Covington, Kentucky

    Freak oddities collected by the founders of a local history museum are among its most popular relics.

  • Jefferson Davis Monument

    Jefferson Davis Monument

    Fairview, Kentucky

    A surprising 351-foot-tall obelisk, the tallest unreinforced concrete structure in the world, honors the only President of the Confederate States of America.

  • Wildwood Inn Tropical Dome and Theme Suites

    Wildwood Inn Tropical Dome and Theme Suites

    Florence, Kentucky

    Sleep like a hillbilly, an African villager, or the Abominable Snowman, depending on your mood.

  • Patton Museum and Death Car

    Patton Museum and Death Car

    Fort Knox, Kentucky

    The museum will satisfy Patton fans, with a collection of his personal items, including his death car and the collar worn by his dog.

  • Stegowagen-volkssaurus

    Stegowagen-volkssaurus

    Highland Heights, Kentucky

    Life-size sculpture of a Stegosaurus with the body of a 1964 VW Beetle. Created in 1974, from Transformer prehistory.

  • Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

    Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum

    Horse Cave, Kentucky

    Who built a town around giant sinkhole and then filled it with garbage? The town of Horse Cave, but now it's a cleaned up tourist attraction.

  • Bible Mini-Golf

    Bible Mini-Golf

    Lexington, Kentucky

    Putt through Jesus's Tomb to the inspiring sounds of Christian Rock.

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