So, for years I just thought this moment from National Lampoon’s “Vacation” was a joke.
No, it turns out an enormous ball of twine is indeed a thing in America. Should you ever find yourself driving through America’s heartland, it might be worth your while to be sucked into what sounds like a hilarious tourist trap located in Highland, Wisconsin. The late James Frank Kotera created a twelve-ton ball of twine over a span of 40 years. Supposedly people have traveled the world over to Kotera’s backyard to view this thing. Here’s the part I love. The town has leaned into their claim to fame. His neighbors have established a Go Fund Me page to raise funds for the ball of twine to be moved from Kotera’s backyard to the town hall where it can be preserved. How great is this?! At twenty four thousand pounds, Kotera’s ball of twine is renowned for being the heaviest in the world.
Then again, as much as I like, and want to believe the town is behind this move out of love, I can’t help but think Kotera’s widow is saying, “Can y’all help me get this lunatic boulder of thread out of my yard?!”
6 Of The Weirdest Tourist Attractions In The United States
If you are looking for a road trip that promises to be anything but “normal” – this is the list for you. We all know people will use any kind of gimmick to get your attention and money. Go on any road trip through small-town USA and you’re guaranteed to see some interesting things. Heck North Carolina even has its share of interesting roadside attractions. Even at tourist destinations such as Myrtle Beach or Gatlinburg, there are what I would refer to as “tacky tourist” magnets. But those Ripley’s museums and write your name on a grain of rice have nothing on these tourist attractions. And if that’s your thing no judgment here, it’s just not mine. A website called alittlebithuman.com put together what they call the 6 weirdest tourist attractions in the United States. And weird doesn’t do some of these places justice. Some actually look pretty interesting but still leave me asking why? Who asked for this? Would I plan a trip around any of these? Absolutely not. Would I stop by if I was in the area? At least two of them I might. But don’t take my word for it see for yourself!
6 Weirdest Tourist Attractions In The US