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    Vanadu Art House

    Hyattsville, Maryland

    Retired museum art conservator A. Clarke Bedford spent years covering his house and cars with visually mesmerizing junk.

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  • Annapolis: Surfin' Submarine Centennial Statue
  • Annapolis: Museum of unNatural History [tips]
  • Annapolis: John Paul Jones Crypt [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: 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: Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin
  • Baltimore: Pink Flamingo [tips]
  • Baltimore: Baltimore's Washington Monument
  • 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: Edgar Allan Poe's House [tips]
  • Baltimore: Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities [tips]
  • Baltimore: Poe Contemplates Shoe
  • Berlin: Frontier Town [tips]
  • Berlin: Cowboy with Ice Cream Cone [tips]
  • Bethesda: Madonna of the Trail [tips]
  • Bethesda: Hobbit House - Mushroom House [tips]
  • Bethesda: Van Gogh's Starry Night in Door Knobs [tips]
  • Boonsboro: Doug Bast's House of History
  • Boring: Town Named Boring [tips]
  • Burkittsville: Spook Hill [tips]
  • Cambridge: Spocott Windmill [tips]
  • Catonsville: Spring Grove Mental Hospital Museum [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 Diamondback Terrapin
  • 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]
  • 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 House
  • 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]
  • La Vale: First Toll Gate on the National Road [tips]
  • Lanham: NASA Rocket Garden and Moon Tree [tips]
  • Laurel: Dinosaur Fossils [tips]
  • Linthicum: William P. Didusch Urological Museum [tips]
  • Linthicum: National Electronics Museum: Moon TV Camera
  • 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]
  • Newburg: Signs, Mascots, Dinosaurs [tips]
  • Oakland: Roadside Rocket on a Trailer [tips]
  • Ocean City: Ocean Gallery World Center [tips]
  • Ocean City: Muffler Man - Pirate [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: Nanticoke the Inlet Indian [tips]
  • Ocean City: Chicken in Formal Attire [tips]
  • Oldtown: Paw Paw Tunnel [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]
  • Salisbury: Sammy the Seagull [tips]
  • Salisbury: Frank Perdue Mini-Museum [tips]
  • Salisbury: Vintage Placemats Exhibit [tips]
  • Savage: World's Oldest 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: Rumored Grave of 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]
  • St. Mary's City: Freedom of Conscience [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]

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