15 Weird & Wonderful Destinations In Virginia


1. Tangier Island, Tangier

Tangier, Virginia
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Tangier Island is a linguistic anomaly. It’s residents speak a dialect thought to be very close to original Colonial English.

2. Burial Site Of Stonewall Jackson’s Arm, Fredericksburg

36380 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia
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The infamous site where the great General Stonewall Jackson fell victim to friendly fire. A short drive outside of Fredericksburg will bring you to the battle of Chancellorsville, a great place to walk and take in another historic battle in the Fredericksburg area.

3. Enchanted Castle Studios, Natural Bridge

enchantedcastle4942 S Lee Hwy, Natural Bridge, Virginia
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Enchanted Castle Studios is full of wacky fiberglass sculptures, but the Dino Kingdom seems to be the most popular.

4. Kiptopeke Breakwater, Cape Charles

concreteships3540 Kiptopeke Dr, Cape Charles, Virginia
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Nine Abandoned concrete ships sit in the bay near Kiptopeke State Park.

5. Deep Throat Parking Garage, Rosslyn

deepthroatparkinggarage1401 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA 22209
The parking garage where Woodward met his source on the Watergate Scandal. There’s even a plaque.

6. Stalacpipe Organ, Luray

organ101 Cave Hill Rd, Luray, Virginia
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There is an organ built into Luray Caverns that plays “O’Shenandoah.”

7. Edgar Allan Poe’s Room At UVa, Charlottesville

poesroomWebsite | Photo: Cvillepedia
America’s father of modern mystery was said to reside in room 13 of the UVa Range. The Raven Society has preserved it with historically accurate furnishings from Poe’s time.

8. Dinosaur Land, White Post

dinoland3848 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, White Post, Virginia
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Dinosaur Land is a sculpture park with about 50 dinosaurs.

9. Third Longest Escalator In The World, Arlington

escaltaor1850 N Moore St, Arlington, Virginia 22209
The Rosslyn Metro has an escalator that is 207 feet long.

10. Bacon Formations, Quicksburg

shenandoahcaverns261 Caverns Rd, Quicksburg, Virginia
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It’s settled, Mother Nature loves bacon too!

11. Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach

mounttrashmore310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Mount Trashmore Park is a park that was built over a landfill and sits on top of layers of solid waste.

12. Space Adventures, Vienna

spaceadventures8245 Boone Boulevard, Suite 570, Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Space Adventures is where rich people go when they want to see space.

13. CIA Museum, Mclean

The CIA Museum has collections from the CIA, foreign intelligence agencies and even the OSS.

14. Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond

richmondvampire412 S Cherry St, Richmond, Virginia
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Hollywood Cemetery is home to many historical and interesting people. It’s also the site of a Virginia urban legend: The Richmond Vampire.

15. Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Fredericksburg

hughmercer1020 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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This was one of the first pharmacies founded in the original thirteen colonies. Today it still maintains the classic 18th century look and feel and offers unique experiences for guests as a first hand experience to what it was like to practice medicine and receive what we look at today as odd treatments.

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