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  • Feegee Mermaid, Dueling Frogs

    Feegee Mermaid, Dueling Frogs

    Grafton, Vermont

    Fantastic beasts in an otherwise normal nature museum. Not displayed, but you can still ask to see the half-human/half-fish, extinct Carolina Parakeet, and dueling frogs.

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  • Shelburne Museum: Landlocked Ship

    Shelburne Museum: Landlocked Ship

    Shelburne, Vermont

    Electra Havemeyer Webb's crazy collection of everything, includes an immense sidewheel ship dragged onto dry land.

  • Granite Sculptures of Hope Cemetery

    Granite Sculptures of Hope Cemetery

    Barre, Vermont

    Stone carvers of the "Granite Capital of the World" have left their mark on a local burial ground.

  • Bread and Puppet Museum - Creepy Giant Puppets

    Bread and Puppet Museum - Creepy Giant Puppets

    Glover, Vermont

    Gracefully decaying collection of giant, German Expressionist puppets in an old barn.

  • Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour and Flavor Graveyard

    Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour and Flavor Graveyard

    Waterbury, Vermont

    It's pretty hard to go wrong with a tour of an ice-cream factory. And pay your respects at the "Flavor Graveyard" out back.

  • Phineas Gage: A Rod Went Through His Skull

    Phineas Gage: A Rod Went Through His Skull

    Cavendish, Vermont

    One of America's oddest celebrities is Phineas P. Gage, who had a metal rod blown through his head and lived to get cranky about it.

  • Bowman Mausoleum's Mourning Man

    Bowman Mausoleum's Mourning Man

    Cuttingsville, Vermont

    John P. Bowman's extravagant 19th century mausoleum, eternally attended by himself as a marble mourning man.

  • Gorilla Holds Aloft A VW Beetle

    Gorilla Holds Aloft A VW Beetle

    Leicester, Vermont

    A concrete King Kong that's traded-in Fay Wray for an old-style Volkswagen.

  • New England Maple Syrup Museum

    New England Maple Syrup Museum

    Pittsford, Vermont

    The secrets of New England's gooey gold -- revealed in mind-numbing detail!

  • Santa's Land USA

    Santa's Land USA

    Putney, Vermont

    Home of Purple Plum Man, one of our favorite kiddieland sculptures. The park closed in 2013, reopened in late 2017.

  • Bug Art Of John Hampson

    Bug Art Of John Hampson

    St. Johnsbury, Vermont

    The folks in the Fairbanks Museum aren't embarrassed that they have an oddball exhibit. They call it "bug art" -- which is in fact what it is -- with pride.

  • The Dog Chapel

    The Dog Chapel

    St. Johnsbury, Vermont

    The late Stephen Huneck's artsy Dog Mountain includes a canine chapel where there is "No Dogma Allowed."

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