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  • Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

    Prabhupada's Palace of Gold

    New Vrindaban, West Virginia

    Glittery temples and deities created by a Hare Krishna community, but tourists are welcome.

  • Mummies of the Insane

    Mummies of the Insane

    Philippi, West Virginia

    The bathroom in the Barbour County Historical Museum holds a treat -- two mummies preserved by a local Dr. Frankenstein.

  • Mothman Statue

    Mothman Statue

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    Creature with glowing red eyes terrorized a town, now celebrated with a statue, museum, and a yearly festival.

  • Mystery Hole

    Mystery Hole

    Ansted, West Virginia

    "See the unbelievable." "Not responsible for accidents or after effects." "Shoes recommended."

  • Exhibition Coal Mine

    Exhibition Coal Mine

    Beckley, West Virginia

    The city owns it and provides a mine car tour of an actual coal seam, led by a veteran miner.

  • John Brown Wax Museum

    John Brown Wax Museum

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    Wax displays, some animated, unchanged since 1963(!), take you through the life and death of America's bloodiest 19th century abolitionist.

  • West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

    West Virginia State Penitentiary Tour

    Moundsville, West Virginia

    Learn what it's like to live behind bars -- for an hour or so.

  • Mothman Museum

    Mothman Museum

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    Everything Mothman, from movie props to models, and a well-stocked gift shop.

  • The Farnham Colossi

    The Farnham Colossi

    Unger, West Virginia

    George and Pam Farnham collect many things, including towering fiberglass roadside statues that fill their yard.

  • The Congressional Bunker

    The Congressional Bunker

    White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

    Tour a once-secret Cold War refuge where our elected representatives would've enjoyed their post-apocalyptic days.

  • George Washington's Outdoor Bathtub

    George Washington's Outdoor Bathtub

    Bath, West Virginia

    The historical health spa rock bathtub of the Father of Our Country can be visited at this small state park.

  • World's Largest Teapot

    World's Largest Teapot

    Chester, West Virginia

    A barrel-shaped building with an attached handle and spout that promotes the local teapot industry. Repainted and restored August 2015.

  • Lost World Caverns - Home of Bat Boy

    Lost World Caverns - Home of Bat Boy

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    Home of "Bat Boy," cave where a guy once sat on a stalagmite for 16 days.

  • Muffler Man

    Muffler Man

    Parkersburg, West Virginia

    A fiberglass Muffler Man statue, of the Indian brave type, waves in greeting.

  • World's Largest Horse: West Virginia State Farm Museum

    World's Largest Horse: West Virginia State Farm Museum

    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    A collection of old farm buildings and exhibits includes a two-headed calf and General, the world's largest stuffed horse.

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