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Lexington, Kentucky Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Lexington and the surrounding area.

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Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • Cocaine Bear

    Cocaine Bear

    Lexington, Kentucky

    Famous bear that died after eating $15 million in cocaine dropped from a plane by a drug smuggler, who also died.

  • 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.

  • Daniel Boone's Grave

    Daniel Boone's Grave

    Frankfort, Kentucky

    Kentucky claims that Daniel Boone and his wife were dug up 25 years after their deaths in Missouri and re-buried here.

  • 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.

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