Before I started graduate school, my parents took me and my sister on a dream vacation. During this amazing trip, we visited several historical sites including the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Do you want to take your family on an unforgettable vacation? Consider hiring a professional travel agent to help you plan the perfect getaway. This individual can help you choose the right location based on your budget, interests, and time frame. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of consulting with a travel agent before going on your next extended trip. Enjoy!
Every tourist probably knows about the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and other famous NYC attractions. But do you know about some of the creepiest, weirdest and most unusual places in NYC? Here are a few.
Coney Island, USA
It's not easy to find an actual freak show these days, but you can see one at Coney Island. The Coney Island Circus Sideshow features a cast of performers who eat fire, swallow strange objects, and contortionists who can make their bodies do some scary stuff.
Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital
Roosevelt Island is located in the East River and was once home to the people of New York who were not welcome in the general population. This included those who suffered from smallpox. You can still see the creepy ruins of the old Smallpox Museum, which is currently being restored for tourists. The rumor is that the hospital is haunted, so keep an eye out for other world activity. While you are on the island, check out the rotunda that was once part of the New York City Lunatic Asylum.
Bloody Angle in Chinatown
Doyers Street is a busy street with a bloody history. The street, in the middle of Chinatown, features an almost 90 degree turn. Members of the Tong Gangs in the early 20th century took advantage of this blind curb by surprising victims as they came around the corner. The shootings and hatchet murders made this the bloodiest block in the United States.
Morbid Anatomy Museum
The Morbid Anatomy Museum is exactly what you would expect it to be. Located at 7th Street and 6th Avenue in Brooklyn, this fairly new museum features exhibits such as the taxidermied chipmunk ferris wheel, a kitten with two faces and a collection of art made with human hair. You can also use the research library to sit and browse through a collection of books on morbid topics.
The museum is probably most liked for its strange lectures and events on topics like the paranormal and burial traditions of various cultures.
Hangman's Elm in Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park, like several other parks in New York City, was once a place where the poor and those without families were buried. It was also a site of public hangings.
There is an elm tree that still stands at the Northwest Corner of Washington Square Park, and local legend has it that this the tree where the hangings took place. The last hanging believed to have happened there occurred in 1824.
The Big Apple offers a variety of private NYC tours to tourists who enjoy something a little bit more bizarre than the average attraction. These sites will have you entertained, shaken and coming back for more.Share