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  • Statue of a British Queen

    Statue of a British Queen

    Centreville, Maryland

    Who won the Revolutionary War? Don't ask the citizens of Centreville, where a bronze statue of a British Queen sits on their courthouse lawn.

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

    National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Heroes in wax, lynching exhibit, and a slave ship.

  • National Museum of Health and Medicine

    National Museum of Health and Medicine

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    A great medical museum. Where else can you see pieces of Abraham Lincoln's skull?

  • Doug Bast's House of History

    Doug Bast's House of History

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    Historical museum displays a real human arm with lodged bullet, and a bullet carved to resemble Abe Lincoln, among other odd exhibits.

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    This museum has much to recommend, including amputations, embalming, a mummified human arm, and ghosts.

  • American Visionary Art Museum

    American Visionary Art Museum

    Baltimore, Maryland

    For those who don't want to leave the comforts of urban life to see the kind of art that crazy, loner farmers make in the outlands.

  • Museum of Dentistry: Washington's Choppers

    Museum of Dentistry: Washington's Choppers

    Baltimore, Maryland

    Queen Victoria's dental scrapers, George Washington's teeth, an exhibit on saliva, and a tooth jukebox.

  • Testudo the Turtle

    Testudo the Turtle

    College Park, Maryland

    Bronze sculpture of the University of Maryland's feisty reptile mascot, well-rubbed by luck-seeking students before exams.

  • National Vigilance Park

    National Vigilance Park

    Fort Meade, Maryland

    Invisible heroes of surveillance are remembered in this public park.

  • Memorial Bust To the Homeless Mayor

    Memorial Bust To the Homeless Mayor

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    Norman Lane, a homeless man, became known as the "Mayor of Silver Spring." His favorite slogan is inscribed on the base of his bronze bust: "Don't Worry About It."

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Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities

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  • Annapolis: Surfin' Submarine Centennial Statue
  • Annapolis: Museum of unNatural History [tips]
  • Annapolis: John Paul Jones Crypt [tips]
  • Annapolis: Official Back Porch Ronald Reagan [tips]
  • Annapolis Junction: National Cryptologic Museum [tips]
  • Baltimore: American Visionary Art Museum
  • Baltimore: National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
  • Baltimore: Phoenix Shot Tower [tips]
  • Baltimore: Museum of Dentistry: Washington's Choppers
  • Baltimore: Safety City [tips]
  • Baltimore: Golden Eggs - Baltimore's Anaerobic Digesters [tips]
  • Baltimore: Bust of Frank Zappa on a Pole [tips]
  • Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe's Two Graves [tips]
  • Baltimore: Edgar Allan Poe's House [tips]
  • Baltimore: Feed the Poor Parking Meter [tips]
  • Baltimore: Giant RCA Dog Nipper [tips]
  • Baltimore: Train Safety Challenge [tips]
  • Baltimore: USS Torsk SS-423 Submarine [tips]
  • Baltimore: Boat-Shaped Restaurant [tips]
  • Baltimore: Pink Flamingo [tips]
  • Baltimore: Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin
  • Baltimore: Second Washington Monument [tips]
  • Baltimore: Inventor's Ouija Board Tombstone [tips]
  • Baltimore: Full-Size Easter Island Head [tips]
  • Baltimore: Papermoon Diner: Crazy Art Eatery [tips]
  • Baltimore: The Pagoda [tips]
  • Baltimore: Bromo Seltzer Arts Clock Tower [tips]
  • Baltimore: Where Poe Had His Last Drink [tips]
  • Baltimore: Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities [tips]
  • Berlin: Frontier Town [tips]
  • Berlin: Shark From Jaws [tips]
  • Berlin: Cowboy with Ice Cream Cone [tips]
  • Bethesda: Madonna of the Trail [tips]
  • Bethesda: Van Gogh's Starry Night in Door Knobs [tips]
  • Bethesda: Hobbit House - Mushroom House [tips]
  • Boonsboro: Doug Bast's House of History
  • Boring: Town Named Boring [tips]
  • Burkittsville: Spook Hill [tips]
  • Cambridge: Spocott Windmill [tips]
  • Clements: Giant SpongeBob [tips]
  • Clinton: Home of the First Woman Hanged by U.S. Govt [tips]
  • Colesville: National Capital Trolley Museum [tips]
  • College Park: Testudo the Turtle
  • College Park: Kermit the Frog and Jim Henson Statue [tips]
  • Colmar Manor: Dueling Grounds of Washington DC
  • Columbia: Wizard Tree [tips]
  • Crownsville: Muffler Man - The Fair Giant [tips]
  • Edgemere: Giant Lawn Ornaments [tips]
  • Ellicott City: Enchanted Forest at Clark's Elioak Farm [tips]
  • Ellicott City: Enchanted Forest: Original Location [tips]
  • Emmitsburg: Big Jinxed 9/11 Statue Of Flag-Raising Firefighters [tips]
  • Fort Meade: National Vigilance Park
  • Fort Washington: Giant Hammer [tips]
  • Frederick: National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  • Frederick: Jug Bridge Monument: Oldest in USA? [tips]
  • Frederick: Roads and Rails Museum [tips]
  • Frederick: Statue of John Hanson, First U.S. President [tips]
  • Frederick: Trompe l'oeil Bridge Mural [tips]
  • Frostburg: Noah's Ark Being Rebuilt
  • Frostburg: America's Oldest Road Sign [tips]
  • Frostburg: Hotel's Local History Museum [tips]
  • Germantown: Earthoid: Earth Globe Water Storage Tank [tips]
  • Germantown: The Cider Barrel - Old Road Stand [tips]
  • Glen Burnie: Giant Crash Test Dummy [tips]
  • Glen Burnie: Giant Rotted Molar Sculpture [tips]
  • Glen Burnie: Mirror Yard [tips]
  • Hagerstown: Giant Coke Bottle [tips]
  • Hagerstown: Giant Crab on a Roof [tips]
  • Hyattsville: Library with Flying Saucer [tips]
  • Hyattsville: Vanadu: Art-Covered House and Cars [tips]
  • Jessup: Monster Mini Golf [tips]
  • Kensington: Easter Island Head [tips]
  • Kensington: Mormon Temple - Fairy Tale Rockets [tips]
  • Kingsville: Hoodoo Marker [tips]
  • La Plata: La Plata Tornado Memorial Garden [tips]
  • Lanham: NASA Rocket Garden and Moon Tree [tips]
  • Laurel: Dinosaur Fossils [tips]
  • Linthicum: William P. Didusch Urological Museum [tips]
  • Linthicum Heights: Star Wars Toys Museum [tips]
  • Luke: Deadly Curve of Crosses [tips]
  • Lutherville-Timonium: World's Largest Engagement Ring [tips]
  • Manchester: River Valley Ranch - Wild West Shootouts [tips]
  • Oakland: Roadside Rocket on a Trailer [tips]
  • Ocean City: Muffler Man - Pirate [tips]
  • Ocean City: Ocean Gallery World Center [tips]
  • Ocean City: Airplane Over a Cave [tips]
  • Ocean City: Shark Wedged in a Building [tips]
  • Ocean City: Original Bill Tracy Haunted House [tips]
  • Ocean City: Lost Galaxy Golf [tips]
  • Ocean City: Nanticoke the Inlet Indian [tips]
  • Ocean City: Chicken in Formal Attire [tips]
  • Oxon Hill: "The Awakening" - Buried Giant [tips]
  • Rockville: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda's Graves [tips]
  • Rocky Ridge: Municipal Giant Slide - Sliding Board [tips]
  • Rosedale: Cateraptasaurus: Mecha-Dinosaur [tips]
  • Savage: World's Only Surviving Wrought Iron Bridge [tips]
  • Sharpsburg: Official William McKinley Coffee Break Monument
  • Sharptown: Logging Truck Tombstone
  • Silver Spring: National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • Silver Spring: Possible Grave of a Petey, Little Rascals Dog
  • Silver Spring: Prayer Stop - Tiny Church [tips]
  • Silver Spring: Memorial Bust To the Homeless Mayor
  • Silver Spring: Atlantic Surf Fountain [tips]
  • Silver Spring: Giant Earth Globe [tips]
  • Solomons Island: Easter Island Heads At Tiki Bar [tips]
  • Takoma Park: Roscoe the Rooster [tips]
  • Temple Hills: Mercury Cougar Statue [tips]
  • Thurmont: Giant Ear of Corn Silo [tips]
  • Thurmont: Transformers, Metal Sculptures, Pumpkin Cannons [tips]
  • Towson: Divine's Grave [tips]
  • Westminster: Roland A. Remnant [tips]
  • Westminster: Important Civil War Bullet Holes [tips]

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