Quirky, Weird (and Free) Travel Destinations in the U.S.

Across the U.S., roadside attractions and free vacation ideas have become a fun and easy way to pass the time during a vacation. No matter where you are heading in the U.S., it’s recommended to purchase travel insurance to protect your travel investment. During your travels you are sure to find offbeat – and usually free – interactive sights that are enlightening, fun and quirky. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Dog Bark Park Inn: Dog lovers, take note: At this Idaho attraction you can step inside a hotel that is in the shape of a 20-foot beagle. The structure is made of chainsaw wood art, and although it will cost you to stay the night here, the views inside are free of charge.

Bonnie and Clyde’s Death Car: This V8 Ford is perhaps the most infamous vehicle from the Prohibition Era. In 1934, the car became a gruesome scene when Bonnie and Clyde ended their incredible robbing spree across the U.S. Today, you see the numerous bullet holes and shattered glass from the police scene at Whiskey Pete’s Casino in Primm, Nevada, for free.

The World’s Largest Ball of Twine: Located 62 miles west of Minneapolis in Darwin, Minnesota, ┬áthis massive ball of twine weighs 17,400 pounds and rests in a gazebo in the center of town. Believe it or not, this offbeat attraction took nearly 30 years to construct and was a personal project of Francis A. Johnson.

Meteor Crater: Around 50,000 years ago, a piece of an asteroid struck the Earth in northern Arizona. Today, you can still see the massive crater the asteroid left behind, which is around one mile long and around 600 feet deep.