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The Whispering Arch
St. Louis, Missouri

Whispering Arch at Union Station

Speak to a companion on the other side of the room loud and clear through this architectural anomaly.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
A horsehead gatepost
Prairie Village, Kansas

Lawrin Gravesite

A tiny racehorse graveyard in the middle of a quiet Kansas City suburb.
38.9820, -94.6332
Vermeer Windmill
Pella, Iowa

Vermeer Windmill

This Iowa town celebrates its heritage with the tallest Dutch windmill in North America.
41.4059, -92.9147
"Other Arts Follow" (Agricultural panel)
Ames, Iowa

Grant Wood Murals

The “American Gothic" artist's largest works hang in an Iowa State University library.
42.0279, -93.6481
Tucker's Treehouse
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tucker's Treehouse

A treehouse assailed by the elements and the government, now gone.
44.9488, -93.3409
The Fireplace of States now at the Bemidji Tourist Information Center.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Fireplace of States

This ambitious attraction was the brain child of a lake resort impresario, and built by the WPA.
47.4708, -94.8789
Front view of Glensheen.
Duluth, Minnesota

Glensheen Historic Estate

This posh mansion began as a family's estate and ended as the site of a murder ripped from the pages of a pulp novel.
46.8152, -92.0511
Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
47.4708, -94.8789
Spam Museum - new location is 101 3rd Ave NE and is due to open April 22, 2016 in Austin, MN
Austin, Minnesota

Spam Museum

Ever wanted to can Spam?
43.6693, -92.9745
Exterior in color
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building

Marvel at this turn-of-the-century masterpiece that has been turned into a rather stately supermarket.
41.5000, -81.6861
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
One of the "Guardians of Health."
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washburn Park Water Tower

Eight "Guardians of Health" protect this art deco water tower from pollutants and bacteria.
44.9108, -93.2842
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The Oldest Bridge in Minneapolis.
44.9845, -93.2555
NWA inflatable plane balloon
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

The Midwest's reigning king of surplus stores is full of nothing you need and everything you want.
44.9559, -93.1693
Birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The literary king of the Jazz Age was born in this lovely Minnesota home which still honors his legacy.
44.9454, -93.1205
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
Deli counter at Ingebretsen's
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts

Hub of Scandinavian culture in a Minneapolis deli.
44.9483, -93.2512
The long view of Cooper's Row
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
51.5108, -0.0766
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

Incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
36.1013, -115.1305
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
The bridge project was completed in 2011.
Madrid, Iowa

High Trestle Trail Bridge

Half a mile long and 13 stories high, the bridge over the Des Moines River Valley lights up the wide night vista.
41.8669, -93.8686
Cheesman Park.
Denver, Colorado

Cheesman Park

A downtown park built on top of unclaimed graves.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Memorial Undercroft

A cavernous three-story, 43,800-square-foot basement that was forgotten about for 60 years.
38.8891, -77.0498
The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
55.6929, 12.5992