Alaska is home to breathtaking mountain ranges, ferocious creatures and strange tourist attractions. If you want to see something out of the ordinary on your trip to the Last Frontier, check out the state's strangest sights.
1. World's Largest Chocolate Waterfall
If you want to feel like you've stepped into the magical world of Willy Wonka, check out the Alaska Wild Berry Park in Anchorage, which features the world's largest chocolate waterfall. The 20 foot tall structure pours 3400 lbs. of liquid chocolate down an escarpment of copper kettles before cascading into the basin below.
But there's no swimming allowed, so don't even think about pulling an Augustus Gloop.
2. Mukluk Land
If you drive into Alaska through Canada's Yukon Territory, stop by the small border town of Tok for a memorable roadside experience.
Tok is home to Mukluk Land - a junkyard that has been converted into "Alaska's most unique visitor park," according to its website. The hodgepodge of attractions include a doll mausoleum (that's not a typo), a giant mosquito (presumably not living), a collection of outhouses and the world's largest mukluk. Oh, and Santa's rocket ship is there as well. Check it out in this clip.
3. The Miller Comb Museum
Grooming aficionados should add Homer, Alaska to their list of travel destinations. The South Central Alaska town is home to the Miller Comb Museum, which houses over 3,000 artifacts - dating back as far as the 1860s and made from various materials, including tortoise shell. The museum is named after museum owner Betty Miller, who began collecting combs in the 1950s.
4. The Hammer Museum
Travellers driving through the town town of Haines on the Alaskan panhandle can't miss the Hammer Museum. It's the building with the huge hammer out front. Inside, you'll see more than 1,400 artifacts. Or you can learn about them from the comfort of your own home by following the museum's Hammer of the Week Blog.
Here's a sneak peak of the collection - set to the song "Joy to the World," of course. Guess the anvil chorus was too on-the-nose.
5. Dr. Seuss House
If you find yourself near the small town of Talkeetna, check out the strange home in the woods that locals call the Dr. Seuss House. No, the children's author didn't live there. But the 14+ story house looks like something out of his stories. Here's a sneak peak.
h/t Atlas Obscura.