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Tanglefoot, north wall. (Daniel Postellon/Flickr)
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tanglefoot Building

Where most of the world's flypaper was made
42.9571, -85.6865
Fisherman at the dam in the distance.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Forest's Rest

On the right bank of the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a plaque remembers an imaginary painter who once awaited his youth
42.9737, -85.6760
Fish Ladder Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fish Ladder Park

An angular maze of concrete in Grand Rapids acts both as public art and as a staircase for fish traveling upstream
42.9747, -85.6764
Explosives found at the scene.
Bath Township, Michigan

Bath School Massacre Memorial

A park and memorial dedicated to the victims of the deadliest school massacre in American history
42.8187, -84.4486
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80 foot tire which looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair
42.2706, -83.2091
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass
47.6510, -122.3473
Island Lamp at night, intersection of Madison Road and Edwards Road
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Yellow Lamps

An obsolete, vanishing traffic device warns Cincinnati drivers away from middle-of-the-road obstructions.
39.1065, -84.5193
A gift from Mussolini to the city of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Twin Lakes Capitoline Wolf

Mussolini gave Cincinnati a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling at a wolf's teats.
39.1176, -84.4879
The Vent Haven Museum.
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Vent Haven Museum

A museum that houses the world's largest collection of ventriloquism dummies.
39.0530, -84.5519
Lexington's Biblical Miniature Golf. (Creative Commons)
Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington's Biblical Miniature Golf

Three courses accompanied by Christian Rock
37.9975, -84.4564
Kentucky Floral Clock
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky Floral Clock

This huge clock made of flowers and simple machinery was once used a political weapon
38.1860, -84.8764
U.S.S. Albacore
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

U.S.S. Albacore

Once the future of underwater combat, this old sub is now open for visitors to muck around in.
43.0819, -70.7676
A classic Marktown house
East Chicago, Indiana

Marktown Historic District

This old steel industry company town has a tradition of parking cars on the sidewalk so people can walk in the narrow streets.
41.6588, -87.4694
Chicago, Illinois

Nuclear Energy

This bronze sculpture on a former squash court marks the secret origins of the Atomic Age
41.7921, -87.6018
As there are no street signs on Carroll Avenue, people spray paint both locations and overhead cross streets to keep others from getting lost
Chicago, Illinois

Carroll Avenue

A little-known subterranean street runs under some of the best-known buildings in Chicago's River North
41.8885, -87.6325
Chicago, Illinois

Former location of Polish Daily Zgoda newspaper

The faint remains of a Polish news empire still linger
41.9036, -87.6666
Chicago, Illinois

Chopin Theater

Theater has had many different incarnations but has survived the ravages of time
41.9033, -87.6668
Chicago, Illinois

Nelson Algren Memorial Fountain

Odd, decrepit fountain honors Chicago author who had mixed feelings about his hometown
41.9036, -87.6671
Ashland st. Entrance at Walsh Park.
Chicago, Illinois

The 606 aka Bloomingdale Trail

The 606 is a decade in the making.
41.9142, -87.6676
Chicago, Illinois

Former location of The Hothouse

A long lost multi-cultural music venue used to reside in the bottom floor of Chicago's Flat Iron Building
41.9099, -87.6768
Chicago, Illinois

Last residence of author Nelson Algren

"No writer ever gave more to a city and got back less” 
41.9063, -87.6763
Chicago, Illinois

Flat Iron Building

41.9104, -87.6770
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream
41.9099, -87.6769
TWA Flight Center original concourse
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

A futuristic airport terminal built in the 1960s, abandoned for years, and soon to be reopened as a hotel.
40.6458, -73.7776