5 Bizarre Things to do in Oregon
Although it is probably not the first thing that pops into everyone’s mind, when we mention a US tour, Pacific Northwest simply has so much to offer. Its crown jewel, Oregon, is a place like no other and there are so many things for a tourist to do there. Things like sightseeing around Portland, or eating in local diners may be quite nice, but there are also much more bizarre things for one to do while there.
Speaking of bizarre. Some bizarre events in my life led me and my ex-wife to take different paths. Fortunately, we found the most painless way to do it via Oregon Divorce Online. Afterwards, I have decided to continue my exploration of unusual destinations and luckily, Oregon had me covered.
The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium
What to say about this interesting institution except that the name is quite self-explanatory. So, if you are interesting in taking a tour of the creepiest, the rarest and the weirdest items Oregon has to offer, then this is definitely where you should be. At the very entrance, stands the giant statue of Bigfoot and this item alone sets the tone for the rest of the visit. Founded in 1967 by Conrad Talmadge Elwood, the Freakybuttrue Peculiarium is definitely one of the most bizarre places to visit in Oregon and probably even in the whole of US.
Sure, the Peculiarium is a great place, but if you are interested in seeing something strange yet non-fabricated, you must visit Thor’s Well. This wonder of nature, named after the Norse god of Thunder, is a massive gaping sinkhole also known as the drainpipe of the Pacific. Even though the ocean water is constantly pouring inside of it from all sides, the hole is never filled. While this sight is always majestic, most people recommend visiting it during the high tide.
Those of you who liked Thor’s Well and are by now probably great fans of holes in the ground filled with water. Because of that, here is something that will blow their mind. Even though volcanic crater lakes are not that uncommon, the Crater Lake in Oregon is most definitely something fascinating. The very story of its origin is quite impressive. Namely, the crater is the result of massive volcanic eruption that even today lives in many of the original Native American legends. It is also one of the most popular camping sites in entire Oregon and as such, definitely worth paying a visit.
Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel
In my particular case (while the wounds from the divorce were still fresh), I admit that visiting Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel, might not have been the best idea. However, this place is truly something to be seen. Not only is this taboo Voodoo place the most famous doughnut shop in the whole of Portland, but it is also a renowned wedding spot. The very idea of this mixture is something quite unique and something you are not likely to encounter anywhere else.
Out & About Treehouse Treesort
Finally, your bizarre tour doesn’t need to rest when you go to the hotel. If you decide to take lodging in Out & About Treehouse Treesort, it most certainly won’t. As a child, you probably had (or at least dreamed about) a treehouse and now you have a unique opportunity to live in one. Even if it is only for a couple of days. Apart from this uncommon accommodation, this resort (or Treesort, to be more precise) offers various other activities like horseback riding, zip line courses, as well as some interesting craft classes.
Conclusion About Bizarre Things in Oregon
Even in the state I was at the moment, I found it impossible not to have the time of my life in Oregon. Sure, visiting local stores and sightseeing was also fun, but it is these bizarre places that I believe will stick around the longest. The funniest thing is that after a brief research, I found out that what I saw was but the tip of the iceberg, so, at the moment, I am looking forward to repeating the adventure as soon as possible.
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If you want to read more about Oregon, you might want to check out Tips For Visiting Portland, Oregon, For the First Time.