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  • Secret Caverns

    Secret Caverns

    Cobleskill, New York

    The Secret Caverns Experience starts miles from the cave, when travelers encounter the first of its garish, psychedelic billboards.

  • Shark Girl

    Shark Girl

    Buffalo, New York

    An Alice-in-Wonderland-style little girl blessed with a Great White Shark head. Shark Girl wants you to be her friend!

  • Scary Lucy, Lovely Lucy

    Scary Lucy, Lovely Lucy

    Celoron, New York

    One town, two Lucille Ball statues. Vitameatavegamin Scary Lucy horrified the entire world; Lovely Lucy healed it, apparently.

  • Wolf's Museum of Gods and Monsters

    Wolf's Museum of Gods and Monsters

    Friendship, New York

    Wolfgang and Ali Von Mertz's 2023 sequel to their lost Museum of Mystery in Florida. Dark supernatural artifacts, housed in a purple 1855 church.

  • Lucy Desi Museum and Desilu Studios

    Lucy Desi Museum and Desilu Studios

    Jamestown, New York

    America's favorite 1950s TV couple are remembered in Lucy's hometown.

  • House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

    House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

    Lake George, New York

    With more torture tableaus than you can shake a stick studded with impaled heads at.

  • Motorcyclepedia


    Newburgh, New York

    Collection includes the motorcycle Charles Lindbergh traded for his first airplane, a police bike from JFK's assassination motorcade, and three "Wall of Death" thrill show motordromes.

  • Niagara Wax Museum of History: Lincoln's Haircut Chair

    Niagara Wax Museum of History: Lincoln's Haircut Chair

    Niagara Falls, New York

    The Niagara Wax Museum of History, specializing in exhibits significant to the region, recreated the Lincoln barber shop scene, featuring the actual chair.

  • Second Coming House of Prophet Isaiah

    Second Coming House of Prophet Isaiah

    Niagara Falls, New York

    Prophet Isaiah Henry Robertson was directed by God to decorate his house in advance of the Second Coming.

  • Santa's Workshop

    Santa's Workshop

    North Pole, New York

    The world's first theme park still celebrates Christmas all summer. Holiday-themed kiddie rides, costumed characters, and a perpetually frozen Pole.

  • Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

    Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

    Red Hook, New York

    Campy World War I melodrama with dogfighting biplanes and an exploding lingerie shop. Offers rides over the countryside in an open-air cockpit.

  • Star Trek Original Series Set Tour

    Star Trek Original Series Set Tour

    Ticonderoga, New York

    Elvis impersonator James Cawley spent over 20 years building perfect replicas of starship USS Enterprise sets from the 1960s series Star Trek.

  • The Leather Guy

    The Leather Guy

    Amsterdam, New York

    Vaguely weird, one-of-a-kind, giant leather-clad man has stood in front of various businesses for 45 years. Moved to this location in Nov. 2016.

  • Shrine of the North American Martyrs

    Shrine of the North American Martyrs

    Auriesville, New York

    Contemplative hilltop of religious statuary and shrines commemorating slaughtered Catholic missionaries.

  • Steve Heller's Spaceships and Robots

    Steve Heller's Spaceships and Robots

    Boiceville, New York

    A man who, among other projects, builds spaceships out of cars. Sculptures next to the road.

  • New York Transit Museum

    New York Transit Museum

    Brooklyn, New York

    Housed below ground in a decommissioned subway station, the city's transit history is told with signs, artifacts, and walk-thru subway cars dating back to 1903.

  • Coney Island - Sideshows by the Seashore

    Coney Island - Sideshows by the Seashore

    Brooklyn, New York

    Historical playland of the world, with some revitalized cheese and midway romance.

  • Green-Wood Cemetery

    Green-Wood Cemetery

    Brooklyn, New York

    Huge, ornate cemetery with many prominent dead people. Tours, night walks, art and music events make this a tourist attraction, not just a graveyard.

  • Brain Museum

    Brain Museum

    Buffalo, New York

    Officially known as the Museum of Neuroanatomy, this display of pickled head meat is the largest human brain collection open to the public in the USA.

  • The Big Duck

    The Big Duck

    Flanders, New York

    Built in 1931, the Big Duck originally sold ducks, now sells duck souvenirs to summertime city weekenders.

  • West Point Museum: War Booty

    West Point Museum: War Booty

    Highland Falls, New York

    The permanent repository of America's war trophies, which include Adolf Hitler's pistol, Custer's last message, and the safety plug pulled on the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

  • Big Chief: Interstate Muffler Man

    Big Chief: Interstate Muffler Man

    Irving, New York

    Fiberglass statue of an Indian Chief, arm raised in greeting, along the Thruway on the Seneca Nation Reservation at the Big Indian Smoke Shop.

  • National Comedy Center

    National Comedy Center

    Jamestown, New York

    Part museum -- it has Seinfeld's puffy shirt -- but also part interactive experience: you can perform stand-up. Has at least one bench with a secret built-in whoopee cushion.

  • Grave of Chester A. Arthur

    Grave of Chester A. Arthur

    Menands, New York

    The bronze Angel of Sorrow lays a Swiffer Duster-like palm frond atop Arthur's sarcophagus.

  • Herkimer Diamond Mines

    Herkimer Diamond Mines

    Middleville, New York

    Two adjacent diamond (quartz) mines vie for gem crazed tourists. The most fun you'll ever have sitting in a pit with a hammer smashing rocks.

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