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More Unusual Attractions - The WETA Guide

More Unusual Attractions

More Unusual Attractions — The WETA Guide, uncovers more of Greater Washington’s lesser-known landmarks and destinations. A companion piece to 2007’s Unusual Attractions, the latest production in The WETA Guide series explores 18 local hidden wonders from Dinosaur Land to "The Awakening" and beyond!

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WETA uncovers more of Greater Washington's lesser-known landmarks and destinations.

Name the Unusual Attractions Slideshow

Can you name these unusual attractions? Check out our slideshow to test your knowledge of some of the most bizarre and interesting places in the Washington area.

  • This mysterious floating hand is part of which sculpture located in National Harbor?
    This mysterious floating hand is part of which sculpture located in National Harbor?
  • "The Awakening" (created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. in 1980) is a 70-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth, struggling to free himself, located at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside the District of Columbia.
    "The Awakening" (created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. in 1980) is a 70-foot statue of a giant embedded in the earth, struggling to free himself, located at National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside the District of Columbia.
  • At which attraction in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley can you find other prehistoric feet like this one?
    At which attraction in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley can you find other prehistoric feet like this one?
  • Located in White Post, Virginia, Dinosaur Land features over 40 near "life-sized" statues that allow the visitors to turn back the pages of time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
    Located in White Post, Virginia, Dinosaur Land features over 40 near "life-sized" statues that allow the visitors to turn back the pages of time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
  • This ferocious handle opens the main door of the D.C. headquarters of one of the most notorious secret societies in history. Can you name the organization?
    This ferocious handle opens the main door of the D.C. headquarters of one of the most notorious secret societies in history. Can you name the organization?
  • The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple in Washington, D.C., that serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. It is located at 1733 16th Street, N.W., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.
    The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple in Washington, D.C., that serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. It is located at 1733 16th Street, N.W., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.
  • Which president escaped the heat and political pressure of downtown Washington by occasionally retreating to a nearby cottage?
    Which president escaped the heat and political pressure of downtown Washington by occasionally retreating to a nearby cottage?
  • President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864. It is located in the Petworth and Park View neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.
    President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864. It is located in the Petworth and Park View neighborhoods of Washington, D.C.
  • Although the Chesapeake area is more commonly known for crabs, there is D.C. waterfront statue dedicated to another popular seafood. Can you name the crustacean?
    Although the Chesapeake area is more commonly known for crabs, there is D.C. waterfront statue dedicated to another popular seafood. Can you name the crustacean?
  • Located appropriately on Maine Avenue at the Waterfront, the Maine Lobsterman statute is a copy of the original statute commissioned by the state of Maine for the 1939 World's Fair in New York City.
    Located appropriately on Maine Avenue at the Waterfront, the Maine Lobsterman statute is a copy of the original statute commissioned by the state of Maine for the 1939 World's Fair in New York City.
  • This painful exhibit can be found at which of D.C.'s many museums?
    This painful exhibit can be found at which of D.C.'s many museums?
  • Located on 575 7th St. NW, the National Museum of Crime and Punishment includes a crime lab, driving and shooting simulators, and hundreds of interactives and artifacts pertaining to the history of crime and punishment.
    Located on 575 7th St. NW, the National Museum of Crime and Punishment includes a crime lab, driving and shooting simulators, and hundreds of interactives and artifacts pertaining to the history of crime and punishment.

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