There are more than 19,000 recognized cities, towns and villages, and hundreds more “unincorporated places” in the United States. In the quest to give each community a unique name, some states ended up with some truly weird and wacky city names.

Some were named in jest, others by lazy officials. Some were named after oddly monikered people or foreign words that sound silly, while others chose a bizarre name on purpose to make themselves a tourist destination. Whatever the reason, these cities are worth a visit just to get a picture of the ridiculous road sign on the way into town.