The Strangest and Most Unique Buildings in US

#1 Arizona

sedona chapel

The stained glass windows in Sedona’s Chapel of the Holy Cross will inspire anyone. It also has a 90-foot cross and towers that are nearly 200 feet tall.

#2 California

wincheter house

The Winchester House is situated in San Jose. When wealthy rifle heiress Sarah Winchester was widowed in 1881, she continued to add to her now-160-room mansion in order to ward off the ghosts of those killed by Winchesters.

#3 Colorado

bishop castle

Jim Bishop has been working on Bishop Castle in Rye for about 60 years. It is made of iron and stone and features a magnificent grand ballroom.

#4 Florida

singing tower

The neo-Gothic Singing Tower at the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales stands 250 feet tall. Make time to attend one of the 60-bell carillon concerts as well.

#5 Georgia

mandir atlanta

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta is a Hindu temple made of Indian pink sandstone, Italian marble, and Turkish limestone. In India, all 34,000 pieces were hand-carved.

#6 Hawaii

iolani palace

The Iolani Palace was built in Honolulu in 1882 and is the only royal residence in the United States. It was the last Hawaiian royal residence. Their reign came to an end in 1893.

#7 Idaho

big beagles

Cottonwood’s unusual Dog Bark Park Inn. It has extra sleeping space above the muzzle and is managed by its creators, Frances Conklin and Dennis Sullivan.

#8 Illinois

aqua tower 028

The 82-story Aqua Tower in Chicago is the tallest building in America. This sculptured apartment building by architect Jeanne Gang features unusual terraces to encourage neighborly interactions.

#9 Maine

portland head light

The federal government took over the construction and maintenance of Cape Elizabeth’s Portland Head Light in 1790. It was finished within a year. There is a museum there that you can visit.

#10 Maryland

visionary art museum

The American Visionary Art Museum is located in Baltimore. Several juvenile delinquents created the exterior mosaics. Self-taught artists’ work can be found inside.

#11 Minnesota

weisman art museum building

Free admission to the popular Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. It was discovered at the University of Minnesota. Frank Gehry designed it, and it opened in 1993.

#12 Missouri

arch gateway

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is the tallest accessible building in the state and the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. From atop this 630-foot monument, take in the views.

#13 Nevada

olympus digital camera

The sprawling Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas has a decidedly unusual appearance. This is yet another architectural landmark designed by Frank Gehry.

#14 New York

new york museum

The well-known Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1943, was specifically intended to be “unlike any other museum in the world.” In 1990, it was designated as a New York City landmark.

#15 North Carolina


George Vanderbilt built Asheville’s 250-room Biltmore Mansion in 1889. It was supposed to be a country house. Visit this house. It has gardens as well as a winery.

#16 Ohio

longaberger basket building

The basket-shaped Longaberger Basket Building, also known as the “World’s Largest Basket,” was built in Newark to serve as the basket company’s headquarters. It recently went for $1.2 million.

#17 Pennsylvania


Fallingwater was Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1935 masterpiece. It was given this name because it was built partly over a waterfall. This helped the house blend in with its surroundings.

#18 Tennessee

grand guitar

The Grand Guitar, located in Bristol, was completed in 1983. It was once a music museum and is a massive replica of a Martin Dreadnought guitar.

#19 Wisconsin


Burke Brise Soleil at the Milwaukee Art Museum is a 217-foot sunscreen at the museum that unfolds twice daily.

#20 Wyoming

old trail town

In Cody, the popular Old Town Trail leads to the famous Yellowstone National Park. It is a well-known historic site that features several different reconstructed frontier structures. Each comes with authentic furnishings as well.

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