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A tag for a Warner's Coraline corset.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Warner Brothers Corset Factory

This factory made "health corsets" that were a step towards liberating women's bodies.
41.1676, -73.1882
Bude, England

Bude Castle

A quirky "castle" formerly belonging to a famous British inventor
50.8280, -4.5474
United Kingdom

St. Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text
50.1168, -5.4776
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Buffalo Ridge 1880 Cowboy Town

This Wild West attraction is alive with glitching automatons.
43.6057, -96.8875
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes
43.9933, -102.2418
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over
43.8368, -103.6244
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devil's Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States
44.5904, -104.7147
Prospect Park with a view of the tower
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year
44.9689, -93.2125
Chief Leather Lips Statue.
Powell, Ohio

Chief Leatherlips Monument

A Native American chief known for never breaking a promise met his end after signing a deal with white settlers.
40.1180, -83.1110
Cornhenge
Dublin, Ohio

Cornhenge

The inventor of a number of hybrid corn species is immortalized with a field of giant corn.
40.0855, -83.1228
Standin' On the Corner Park
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town
35.0235, -110.6977
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
Exchange Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots
32.7903, -97.3461
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District
29.9286, -90.0843
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak Tree

The Southeast's oldest living organism
32.7155, -80.0850
The Old Slave Mart Museum
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history
32.7778, -79.9284
Helen's Bridge
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother
35.5945, -82.5404
State Street
Bristol, Virginia

State Street

One street divides a single town that stands in two US states
36.5950, -82.1831
Baltimore's Phoenix Shot Tower.
Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Shot Tower

Once America's tallest building, now a Baltimore landmark.
39.2907, -76.6055
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360 degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War
39.8112, -77.2247
Darth Vader grotesque on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
38.9304, -77.0716
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
View of the Watergate Exxon in 2016
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Gas Station

This seemingly out-of-place gas station by the Watergate hotel was once described as the most expensive gas station in the world.
38.9004, -77.0567
The Watergate Steps.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Steps

Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate."
38.8893, -77.0526