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Top Atypical Things to Do in Adelaide - For the unique travel experiences

Adelaide has an array of things to do and places to see for its visitors. No matter what your age is, there will always be something eccentric to see when in Adelaide.


The Grave of the Tamam Shud Man

On the morning of December first, 1948, the body of an unidentified man was discovered relaxing against a seawall on an Adelaide shoreline, dead from obscure causes. As agents dug further into the mystery death they came up with more questions than answers, leaving a dead end case including verse and Cold War codes that remain parts unsolved right up until today.


South Australian Museum

The biggest accumulation of Indigenous Australian ornaments on the planet, the museum also has an uncommon historical centre where wood-and-glass cupboards have intuitive displays. There is a regularly expanding pressure among common history galleries to "get up to date" and exchange their dioramas and high quality shows for PC screens and intelligent video cuts. Gratefully, the South Australian Museum has not capitulated to this pressure yet.


The Butterfly Room

The food is tasty and much lauded, yet what really takes this eatery to another plane is its stylistic theme. With warm lighting shining from suspended lampshades and inclined sky facing windows, the sparkling mounted tortoise shells and the eyes of different taxidermy large animals flash splendidly as you taste the food on your table. Reminiscent of the Victorian time, the Singapore Room resembles venturing into a storybook. Regardless of its numerous charms, nothing is additionally beguiling to a few, and irritating to others, then the Butterfly Room. Many walls containing a splendid shading range of dead butterflies look down at you with the dead insect eyes as you walk around the place. Emphasized in warm gold and red, these butterflies are divided in numerical bunches and leave you flooded with the vibe which belongs to an era of British Colonialism in Asia, or some other who are nauseous, a thousand bug eyes watching them eat.


The Old Gum Tree

In 1836, during a sweltering day with temperatures coming to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a gathering of around 200 pilgrims and a portion of the neighbourhood Kaurna populace assembled close to a remarkably angled gum tree to hear the declaration formally building up South Australia as a British province. Every year since, the exact date the incident occurred, the South Australians come back to the site and watch Proclamation Day, and the present senator rehashes the decree made by the inaugural representative, Captain John Hindmarsh, in 1836. The first gum tree is dead now, yet the rotted husk was covered in a concrete back in 1963 to protect its shape for the upcoming generations of South Australians.


The Toy Factory

This Toy Factory has the world's biggest rocking horse, at 18 meters high. Santa Clause's workshop in the down under, the Toy Factory produces wooden toys of every kind imaginable: doll houses, jigsaw riddles, trucks, and melodic instruments. Located close to many an accommodation in Glenelg the likes of Oaks Plaza Pier, the factory is open for visits, and the best part is that they let you climb the giant horse. Nobody goes home with nothing in their endeavours; the Toy Factory will display an endorsement of accomplishment to all who finish the climb to the highest point of the stallion.

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