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Owning a business is anything but boring, and that’s even more true if you are willing to think outside the box when considering purchase opportunities.

Lots of business ideas can seem bizarre at first glance, but it’s often the unique idea that nets the most profit.

Here are four of the most unusual businesses currently for sale on

Love thrills? 

Own your own roller coaster! The tallest wooden roller coaster in Florida, affectionately known as 'Woody', needs a new home. The highly-sought-after 18 acres of land on which the coaster sits in Dania Beach that borders I-95 is being sold for higher use.  

The 100 foot tall Hurricane coaster cost $5 million to build in 2000 and is estimated to cost $3 million to take down, rebuild and re-track. As it would cost approximately $10 million to rebuild a duplicate of this coaster now, a savvy investor could potentially move the Hurricane, reassemble it and be operational in 6-8 months for less than half the cost to build a new coaster. It’s one of only 112 wooden coasters in the United States and could be a historic and fun addition to an entertainment venue, beachside landmark or mountain retreat. 

Tea for One

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a cozy, kooky business in the mountains, The Only Tea Room in Wyoming is up for sale. Located just 52 miles from Yellowstone National Park in Cody, this tea room caters to both local clientele and tourists. It’s been in business for 10 years with a five-star Urbanspoon rating. The owner, who is retiring, will help you get set up and provide all of training you need for a turnkey transition.

Marina with benefits

Well, this is more than just a business - in fact it's about 3 in one! Aptly named Fat Daddy's Resort - this ample enterprise, based in Dover, Tennessee, includes a marina complex with over 80 boat slips, a floating bar (The Tiki - with over 5000 square foot of seating) and a waterside campsite with 29 fully hooked up bays and two furnised rental cabins. The complex already has a great staff, including many local college students. Selling themselves as 'A Little of the Keys in Tennessee', Fat Daddy's boasts happy customers who return year-on-year and offers a complete lifestyle change. The current owners offer to 'train until you are comfortable'. What's not to like?

What Happens in Vegas...

This artificial plant business has lots of growth opportunity! Located in Las Vegas, the company is the premier design build firm for commercial interior and exterior artificial landscapes in the United States. This company is a leader in its industry, featuring innovate lifelike installations of artificial plants, trees and floral accents. In business since 1977, the company has installed over 6000 projects both domestically and internationally. With both commercial and wholesale sales, this business offers growth potential and excellent market position. It’s only one of four national companies in this specific industry.

These four businesses are just a small sample of many interesting opportunities available on If you think you would like to own your own business, take a look at our listings; you may just find a bizarre, yet perfect fit.

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