Sometimes the simple, quirky things in life create the most interesting experiences.

There's plenty to see and do in the U.S. on a vacation, but if you have a taste for things offbeat, off the beaten path, or off-cast, these might interest you.

Some of these places are in big cities and popular destinations, others are a bit out of the way, but have become destinations in their own right. You can work them in if you're in the area or taking a road trip.

Here are some unusual places to visit in the U.S.: A neon boneyard, a burning city, a park in the sky, and a castle made of corn, to name just a few.

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(photo: Skydeck Chicago)

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.