Summer is just about over, but we still have a good month or so of warm weather. It’s the perfect time to take a weekend overnight trip in your beloved class B campervan or conversion can.
Last week we explored some of the weirdest and wackiest motorhome destinations in the Northeast/New England. This week, we will see what ‘offbeat’ things there are to do in the good old southern part of this great country.
South East Region
The Ava Maria Grotto
Known across the world as a “little Jerusalem,” this beautifully landscaped park is nestled on 4 acres and houses 125 reproductions of some of the world’s most famous buildings and shrines.
Location: 1600 St. Bernard Drive SE, Cullman, AL
Phone #: (256) 734- 4110
From 1923 to 1951, Edward Leedskalnin erected this stone castle using over 1,100 tons of coral rock. His unknown process has created one of the world’s most mysterious accomplishments. Visitors come from around the world to check out this unusual castle that was made in secret.
Location: 28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL
Phone #: (305) 248-6345
Potter’s Wax Museum
Regarded as America’s first and finest wax museum, Potter’s Wax Museum has over 160 wax figurines. Featured are Tiger Woods, Albert Einstein, Princess Diana, and even a bald Brittany Spears.
Location: 17 King Street, Augustine, FL
Phone #: (904) 829-9056
Babyland General Hospital
Babyland General Hospital is the official hospital of the Cabbage Patch Dolls. This destination is pretty much a tribute to the iconic doll. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the ‘hospital’, ‘nurture’ the babies and even take one home.
Location: 300 N.O.K Drive, Cleveland, GA
Phone #: (706) 865- 2171
Believe it or not, this museum is entirely devoted to America’s most beloved lunch plates and lunch boxes.
Location: International Market Place, 318 10th Avenue, Columbus, GA
Phone #: (706) 332-6378
World’s Largest 10 Commandments
This 300 foot tableau rests on the side of a mountain in one of the state’s most obscure and beautiful western corners.
Location: Hwy 294, Murphy, NC
Phone #: (828) 494-7855
UFO Welcome Center
Since 1994, Jody Pendravis has believed that this spit of land is perfect for welcoming potential UFO’s. Extraterrestrial enthusiasts consider this an out of this world destination!
Location: 4004 Homestead Road, Bowman, SC
Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers
This remarkable museum houses a mind-boggling 20,000 salt and pepper shakers! The Museum of Sal and Pepper Shakers has a quirky display of everything and anything to do with the beloved table condiment.
Location: 461 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN
Phone #: 1-866-778-1802
Haunted Monster Museum
The Haunted Monster Museum boasts everything spooky and ghoulish. Set in a dark, musty and creepy old house, the museum is basically an authentic haunted house. Outside the house is “Freak-out!” forest, where a graveyard, a crashed plane and an ogre await visitors.
Location: Hwy 130 Natural Bridge, VA
Phone #: (540) 464-2253
Drug Enforcement Administration Museum
This museum has everything dealing with the history and culture of drugs and drug enforcement in the United States.
Location: 700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA
Phone #: (202) 307-3463
Well there you have it! Next time you’re traveling the great southeast in your class B motorhome or conversion van, be sure to check out some of these unusual destinations.
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