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The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

A museum celebrating the self-taught artist-environment builder.
43.7525, -87.7104
Geological (it should be Geographical) Marker
Athens, Wisconsin

45 X 90 Geographical Marker

The center of the only hemisphere that awards visitors with a commemorative coin
44.9992, -90.0040
Devil's Kettle. (derusha/Flickr)
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Devil's Kettle

Half of a waterfall goes into the river; the other half disappears
47.7972, -90.1137
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hidden Beach

Secret hideaway for an alternative beach experience
44.9589, -93.3152
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's
44.9706, -93.2890
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight
44.9787, -93.2570
Mars Cheese Castle's iconic sign stands 80 feet tall
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94
42.6150, -87.9528
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Science & Surplus

Robots, Lasers, and Whoopee Cushions. Oh My!
42.9877, -87.9990
Fort Collins, Colorado

Swetsville Zoo

This "zoo" is a cross between a junkyard and a sculpture garden, featuring animals you won't see anywhere else
40.5227, -104.9874
Outside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining"
40.3830, -105.5190
The Mary Nohl "Witch's House", Fox Point, WI.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Nohl House

A house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb
43.1503, -87.8922
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
Pacific Grove, California

Kissing Rock

Two rocks in a perpetual kiss and one of "the most romantic spot in America."
36.6344, -121.9246
San Francisco, California

Forbes Island

Floating man-made island and upscale restaurant
37.8106, -122.4125
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Bronze Fonz

Statue dedicated to the star of an old television show
43.0410, -87.9098
Years ago, I saw a child almost plummet out the Emergency Exit (and it would need to be a dire emergency, to knowingly venture out there that high off the ground,) near this high area of the house. The door's opening set off an alarm but staff didn't even raise an eyebrow. Scary place!
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections
43.0970, -90.1349
San Francisco, California

Leroy King Carousel

A still functioning vaudeville carousel that has operated for over a century boasts a colorful menagerie and past
37.7834, -122.4021
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona
34.8158, -109.8649
The sign. Simple.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
34.0094, -118.4973
Poised to go sledding at White Sands National Monument.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it
32.8364, -106.0558
Middleton, Wisconsin

Mustard Museum

Over 5000 contemporary and "historic" mustards from around the world.
43.0954, -89.5114
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

Bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings
43.0086, -89.7385
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets
43.0385, -87.8975
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Safe House

A place to eat for on-the-run agents and espionage enthusiasts
43.0404, -87.9101