5 CT Roadside Attractions
Connecticut is a state full of hidden gems and hideaways that only locals know about but it is also home to some odd roadside attractions as well as impressive creations. Below we compiled a list of five of the oddest and impressive sites CT has to offer.
1. Wild Bills Nostalgia - Middletown
Wild Bills has so much going for it just one thing can't be singled out. The property features a giant fun house tribute, boats painted and buried standing 20 feet tall, a stage and outdoor movie theater, the world largest jack in the box, the worlds largest bobbing head doll and cars balancing on balls. It is truly a site you need to see in person. As their motto states: Not just a store, a way of life. Wild Bills is located at 1003 Newfield Street, Middletown.
2. Paul Bunyan - Cheshire
Looking to have a creative sign for your business? So was House of Doors in Cheshire and let's just say they didn't go the most conventional route. Bottom line? We're still talking about it to this day. Bunyan reaches the height of 26 feet tall and can be found at at 540 West Johnson Ave, Cheshire, CT.
3. Holy Land USA - Waterbury
Holy Land USA was an 18-acre theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut, inspired by selected passages from the Bible. Opened in 1940 with an estimated 10 million price tag it brought countless visitors for years. Unfortunately, it has been closed for years and has more of a creepy feeling than the original intention. The park is not open to visitors and Local Connecticut does not recommend entering the grounds.
4. Conny, the Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale - West Hartford
Part of the Children's Museum in West Hartford this 60 ft whale was created in 1976 and is made from cement and iron. Go and see the whale and visit the Children's Museum while you're there and unlike the last location on our list we recommend every put this one on your list! The Children's Museum is located at 950 Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford.
5. The Glass House - New Cannan
The Glass House or Johnson House, is a historic house museum on Ponus Ridge Road in New Canaan, Connecticut. Built in 1949, it was designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence. The house is open to visit but is closed for the winter and will re-open again in May with advanced reservations for tickets recommended due to the high demand and full tours.
There's our list of 5 roadside attractions in Connecticut. Yes, there are countless more in the state and we'd love to know what your favorite is! Comment or let us know on our social media what your favorite is!