Interested in other attractions and museums devoted to the unusual? The Gettysburg Dime Museum recommends these ~
“Your Online Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions”, this website covers the United States and Canada with more than 12,000 places to visit, including some of our local Central Pennsylvania attractions, such as Hershey’s Chocolate World, the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (also in Hershey) – and the Gettysburg Dime Museum.
Maps, hotels, and travel tips will help you plan your next road trip to the unusual.
Website – Roadside America
For an international guide to the unusual, take a look at Atlas Obscura – “the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places”.
In addition to museums, Atlas Obscura also covers ghost towns, catacombs and crypts, natural wonders, and unique collections and monuments.
Website – Atlas Obscura
Located along the Lincoln Highway in Paradise, Pennsylvania, the National Christmas Center celebrated Christmas year-round with unique exhibits about the holiday, including Christmas traditions in other countries, a replica of a five-and-dime store of the 1950s, a display of Nativity scenes, and the charming “TudorTowne Christmas” featuring more than 100 animated figures.
The National Christmas Center was located at 3427 Lincoln Highway, in Paradise, Pennsylvania, but has been purchased and will re-open in the area of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, as part of the Stone Gables Estates. For more information, check out the attraction’s website.
Originally built in the late 1940s as an advertisement for the Haines Shoes company, the Haines Shoe House is an unusual attraction in Hallam, Pennsylvania.
Stop in for a tour and some locally-made Beck’s ice cream.
The Haines Shoe House is located at 197 Shoehouse Road, in Hallam, Pennsylvania. For more information, including hours, check out the attraction’s website.
Website – Haines Shoe House
The tagline on Trundle Manor’s website says it all – “The most unusual tourist trap in the world meets the most bizarre private collection on public display!”
Curated by Mr Arm and Velda Von Minx, the collection includes jarred animals, antique taxidermy, murder weapons, medical devices, coffins and coffin-like items, Steampunk influenced creations, cryptozoology, and “any other thing your twisted mind will want to look at”.
Trundle Manor is open by appointment only. The parlor of Trundle Manor can be viewed through “the Trundle Cam”. To visit the collection in person, call or text Mr Arm at 412-916-5544.
Trundle Manor is located at 7724 Juniata Street, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, including events, videos, and more, check out the museum’s website.
Website – Trundle Manor