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6 of America’s Weirdest Roadside Attractions

6. Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend, Iowa

The Grotto of Redemption has two claims to fame: it’s purported to be the largest grotto in the world, and it has an unparalleled collection of precious gems, fossils and shells, valued at over $4 million.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:59PM PDT on Mar 9, 2014

I have to agree :) Thanks for sharing.

7:21PM PDT on May 14, 2013

actually the corn palace in Mitchell is kind of cool.....

7:41AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Weird.

12:28AM PDT on May 14, 2013

Loved the pictures. Please give us some more interesting pictures of great sites in america!

11:38PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Wierd!

10:10PM PDT on May 13, 2013

Largest ball of twine? Who the hell cares? Some of the others sound interesting, though.

9:46AM PDT on May 13, 2013

Superman statue or catsup statue did not make the list.

9:02AM PDT on May 13, 2013

Thanks..

7:34AM PDT on May 13, 2013

Thanks

6:54AM PDT on May 13, 2013

I LOVE WEIRD, we're related

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