Baltimore’s Bizarre Attractions

These three unusual spots make for a wackadoodle day of fun in Charm City. Check out the best of Baltimore’s bizarre and take a gander at these top sights.

The Book Thing

via Flickr user jennifer yin

via Flickr user jennifer yin

The world has turned, and today the word “free” seems ultimately suspicious, but free is exactly The Book Thing’s MO. Stop by the 7,000 square foot book shop on a Saturday or Sunday, when volunteers open the shop and can help guide you to the best of the books, all gratis and made available by donations.

You can find The Book Thing at 3001 Vineyard Ln.

Wheaton Station Escalator

via Flickr user cometstarmoon

via Flickr user cometstarmoon

A quick jaunt outside Baltimore, the suburb of Wheaton offers a hidden bit of bizarre inside its metro station. Measuring up as the longest moving staircase in the Western Hemisphere, the Wheaton Station Escalator gives a touch of vertigo with its inching ascent from the deep bowels of the station. Ride the escalator’s 230-foot length, and be sure to look down!

You can find the Wheaton Station Escalator at 11171 Georgia Avenue.

National Museum of Dentistry

via Flickr user Navy Medicine

via Flickr user Navy Medicine

The National Museum of Dentistry makes a delightfully offbeat stop on the road to uncovering the weird side of Baltimore. George Washington’s ivory dentures sit on exhibit, the crowning glory of displays detailing the history of the dental sciences, including a range of toothbrushes covering the years from 1800 to the present.

You can find the National Museum of Dentistry at 31 S Greene St.

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