If you’re an experienced traveler, then you know that no matter where you go in the world there’s going to be a monument to something or someone. It’s just an accepted fact that any place worth visiting has a statue, plaque, or whatever commemorating a historical relevant event, person, or thing. Sometimes they don’t even have to recognize anything and are just public works of art that have been so embraced by the locals that they become cultural symbols.
Monuments can range from the iconic (Think the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.) to the obscure (Ever heard of the De Vries Monument in Lewes, Delaware?), and EVERYTHING in between (File the Samuel Whittemore monument in Arlington, Massachusetts under “surprisingly awesome!”). That means, of course, there are weird monuments. And we mean weird.
So if your favorite memories from trips involve all the WTF sights you happen upon, here’s a list of off-kilter and truly odd monuments that you have to see in person.