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8 Totally Bizarre Tourist Attractions That People Actually Pay To See

The world will never have a shortage of man-made oddities.

These unforgettable eight tourist attractions around the world will leave stunned, and possibly intrigued.

The Cardrona Bra Fence (New Zealand)

It’s amazing how people think of worn bras attached on a fence as a tourist attraction. Couldn’t you go and see bras in some lingerie store? Maybe that would be creepier.

Yet, it’s always the strangest sights that capture the most attention.

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Photo posted on March 8, 2017Cardova Valley Bra Fence (Facebook Profile)

This controversial tourist attraction dates back to the late 90s, when bras randomly appeared on a rural fence in Central Otago, New Zealand. It started with a handful, then thousands of women flocked over to contribute to the fence. They even made a statue of a women's naked torso.

The Bureau of Information (North Carolina,USA)

MTV helped to make this giant piece of furniture a sight to see for those visiting North Carolina. The world’s largest chest of drawers was built in 1926 to prove that the town of High Point was the ‘home furniture capital of the world'. That’s a pretty big deal, right?

Torture Museum (Netherlands)

The museum’s motto is “discover the painful past.” The Middle Ages had some dark times and in that darkness emerged unbelievable torture techniques.

Tourists flock to Amsterdam to see the limb-dislocating rack, the “skull-cracker,” and the inquisition chair. And that’s only a few of them! The museum also provides education tours for those who just can’t get enough of all that ‘skull-cracking’ information.

Island of the Dolls (Mexico)

Those who suffer from pediophobia, a fear of dolls, would not last a day at this island in Mexico. There’s hundreds of severed dolls hanging from trees that make Annabelle look like a nice doll to play with.

Isla de las Muñecas is located outside of Mexico City and was dubbed a tourist attraction after the death of its owner, who collected dolls from the trash. Not weird at all. Now people go see the strange things he did to them. Again, not bizarre at all.

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Bubblegum Alley (California,USA)

The way I see it, there were a lack of garbage bins and a whole lot of gum chewers on Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo. It all started with one piece of chewed bubble gum in the 1950s and now the whole street is a sticky, colorful mosaic.

Seattle's gum wall is similar to the one in California.

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Seattle Gum Wall in Seattle, WashingtonMother Nature Network

Icelandic Phallological Museum (Iceland)

It all started out as a joke. Now this museum has become one of Reykjaviks' most popular tourist attractions. Some people come for a good laugh and others actually want to see the phallus of a whale. It houses a unique collection of 286 phalluses since it opened in 1997. It's meant to break taboos, but it doesn't make it any less bizarre.

For those of you wondering, there are no human phalluses displayed in the museum ... at least not yet.

Inveraray Jail (Scotland)

It's all fun and games when it's not real.

The Inveraray Jail was used as a prison in the 19th-century, then was abandoned for some time until it became a living museum in 1989. It doesn't seem to fit the ideal vacation getaway but it's become one of Scotland's most popular places to visit. Tourists flock to experience life as a 19th-century prisoner. The museum even hired actors to play the roles of inmates.

Here's a video posted on YouTube by the Inveraray Jail to attract tourists.

Avanos Hair Museum (Turkey)

Back in the 15th century, people who wanted to remember their loved ones would keep a lock of their hair. In Avanos, a museum was opened displaying locks of hair donated by thousands of female visitors. Now you can see more than 15 thousand pieces of hair in the hair museum.

I'm sure some of you are scratching your heads wondering ‘who would go and see those places?’; or maybe you're adding some of these tourist attractions to your bucket list.

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Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.