Ode to Odd
6 of the Oddest Tourist Attractions in the World
Traveling is all about a series of discoveries — from the most mundane to probably some of the strangest things you will find. With so many fascinating places and things to see, here are some of the oddest tourist attractions from around the world.
1. Catacombe dei Cappuccini (Palermo, Italy)
Top attraction: The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo is a fascinating attraction with a macabre twist. Thousands of well-preserved mummies in their finest clothes and liveries line up the catacomb’s walls.
2. Carhenge (Alliance Nebraska, USA)
Top attraction: Inspired by the Stonehenge, the Carhenge features stacks of cars that resemble the iconic English prehistoric monument.
3. Icelandic Phallological Museum (Reykjavík, Iceland)
Top attraction: Also known as the Penis Museum, the Icelandic Phallological Museum is home to a collection of about 200 phalluses and penis parts from different types of mammals found in Iceland.
4. Isla de las Muñecas (Mexico)
Top attraction: The Island of the Dolls can be a bit eerie with its collection of scary-looking dolls and various doll parts like decapitated heads and limbs hanging from the branches of the trees.
5. Karni Mata Temple (Deshnoke, India)
Top attraction: For the unfamiliar, the Karni Mata Temple or Temple of Rats looks like an ordinary temple from the outside. But inside, the temple is teeming with rats fed and taken cared of by worshippers.
6. Sedlec Ossuary (Kutná Hora, Czech Republic)
Top attraction: The Sedlec Ossuary or Church of Bones dates back to the 15th century. This unusual chapel is home to more than 40,000 bones many of which are incorporated into the design of the walls and ceilings. Some of the most notable sights include the chandelier, the bone chalices, and more.