Dad dot info form. Ask questions, get answers | Lifestyle | Travel | Global Escapes | Seven of the strangest tourist attractions

Seven of the strangest tourist attractions

Been there? Done that? Seen all there is to see? Nope.

 There’s a whole world of weirdness still waiting to be explored…


Carhenge, yes carhenge, not Stonehenge, like what we know, yeah? See what they did there? Hilarious.

What is it? Well, obviously it’s Stonehenge made of cars, isn’t it. I would have thought that would have been apparent from the title.

 You can see it near the city of Alliance in Nebraska. Or you could build your own at a local scrap dealer’s – it’s up to you, really.


 Bubble gum art doesn't send your house price soaring quite like a Banksy on your wall | Image: Kārlis Dambrāns

Bubblegum Ally

We all love gum, don’t we? We chew it, we blow bubbles and we stick it under school tables, which doesn’t go down too well at PTA meetings, but what the hell – we’re rebels.

Bubblegum Ally in San Luis Obispo, California, is a popular tourist attraction for everyone from Violet Beauregarde to committed gum-lovers everywhere. It’s colourful, ever-changing, and collaborative. It’s an alley with loads of used chewing gum stuck to the walls. Lovely.


 "It rubs the lotion on its hair and joins me in my hirsute lair" | Image: Nevit Dilmen

Avanos Hair Museum

What is it? It’s a museum full of hair and pottery in Turkey. It’s weird, yes.

The story behind it is kinda sweet: the local potter wanted something to remember his friend by so she gave him some hair. He told the story to visitors who in turn also wanted to be remembered and left their hair too. You can go there and leave some hair too if you like… London has some world-class museums and galleries too though, you know. Just sayin’.


To find accommodation options at any of the above locations, try searching

Related entries

Plan Now for Some Spring Sunshine in Spain

Plan Now for Some Spring Sunshine in Spain

As the dark nights draw in and our days get chillier, it’s a good time to start planning a sneaky spring escape. With 320 days of sunshine a year, Spain’s Costa Blanca is a great choice… We decided on a villa just outside the coastal town of Javea (Xàbia) for our...

Plan Now for Some Spring Sunshine in Spain

Boston: As Seen On Screen

Think of the average trip to the movies and one tends to picture US locations up on the silver screen, from the spiritual home of cinema, Hollywood, to the Mean Streets of New York City. Beautiful Boston in Massachusetts has more than its fair share of TV tourism...

Plan Now for Some Spring Sunshine in Spain

How To Speak the Lingo On Your Family Holiday

It's always handy to know some basic phrases when you're heading off on a holiday abroad. Experts at language learning app, Babbel, have pulled together some of the most common ones in Spanish, French and Italian. Try learning them together with the kids, too......

Latest entries

When is the new highway code out?

When is the new highway code out?

January 29th! Once passed through parliamentary review, the new highway code is out! We are all going to have to take a refresher. Some of the changes to the Highway Code coming in on 29th Jan 2022 We are all responsible when we use the roads. We are obliged to follow...

Fertility: How does miscarriage affect a man?

Fertility: How does miscarriage affect a man?

Psychotherapist Noel McDermott answers a tough question... How does miscarriage affect a man? Here Noel look at how loss is a natural process that needs support. Men won’t get any specific set of feelings and experiences after a miscarriage. Everyone's experience will...

Pin It on Pinterest