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Mihaela Mfarej | Writer prides itself on being the home of oddities coast to coast across the USA, from charred remains of the Hindenburg in New Jersey to the start of Route 66 in Illinois or The Original McDonald’s Museum in California, the website houses an array of activities with stranger history behind each of the offbeat attractions.

Similarly to Weird NJ, the site equally falls into the category of a fanzine, based on input from a range of users from avid travelers to amateur enthusiasts. Considering myself the latter, I’ve experienced the joy of using this website and planning trips exclusively around the information provided by the site.

Some of my favorite sights visited, which I found on the website, include the world's only Flying Saucer McDonald’s in Roswell, New Mexico; Lindsborg, known as Little Sweden, in the middle of Kansas; and the Spinach Can Collectibles shop in Chester, Illinois, home of Popeye the Sailor.

Being local to the Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton area, you are just a few hours away from what could be your next favorite oddity. One of my favorite local curiosities is the Lost River Caverns in Hellertown, a natural limestone cavern, getting its name from the mouth of the river still remaining undiscovered to this day. Another is the Reading Pagoda, located in Reading, originally built as a hotel restaurant combo for the centerpiece of a luxury resort. Finally, a great place to check out is The Stoogeum in Lower Gwynedd, housing 100,000+ artifacts celebrating the legacy of the comedic trio, The Three Stooges.


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