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Alexandria, Virginia

Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

An original apothecary from 1792
38.8042, -77.0427
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers
38.6330, -90.2001
Urubamba, Peru

The Stonework of Machu Picchu

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers
-13.1631, -72.5455
Clayton, Georgia

"Eye of God" rapid, Chattooga River

A curious whirlpool formation supposedly capable of entangling or engulfing branches, tree trunks, or whole rafts full of hapless tourists
34.8543, -83.2583
Belleview, Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants
37.6546, -90.6886
The Collider Detector at Fermilab.
Aurora, Illinois

Fermilab

World's second largest particle accelerator, where nature reveals its secrets
41.8319, -88.2572
Medrese.
Istanbul, Turkey

Miniaturk

Large miniature theme park with 100-plus models
41.0646, 28.9551
The world's largest bottle of catsup.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
38.6629, -89.9823
Monks Mound at Cahokia.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned
38.6570, -90.0587
Outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (ncindc/Flickr)
Washington, District of Columbia

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America
38.9335, -77.0007
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators
38.8959, -77.0715
Buggy rides at Rockome Gardens (Flickr/Пероша)
Arcola, Illinois

Rockome Gardens - An Amish Themepark

Challenge a chicken to tic-tac-toe
39.6709, -88.3905
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors
-13.2581, -72.2633
Once owned by President Ulysses S. Grant during the mid-1800s, Grant's Farm is now cared for by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri

Grant's Farm

What was once a presidential estate is now an exotic menagerie and home to the Budweiser Clydesdales
38.5460, -90.3510
St. Louis' Old Courthouse was the scene of the Dred Scott Decision, which served as a catalyst in the eradication of slavery in the United States.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline
38.6249, -90.1863
The pin point impression wall gives spectators of all ages the chance to create 3D works of art.
St. Louis, Missouri

The Magic House

The Magic House provides a beautiful and creative environment for curious youngsters to get their knowledge on.
38.5739, -90.4053
Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec Caverns

400 million-year old limestone caverns nestled in the Ozarks served as shelter and a hideout for cultures throughout North American history
38.2453, -91.0905
Florissant, Missouri

St. Valentine's Relics in Missouri

Old St. Ferdinand Church is the guardian of a St. Valentine's relic
38.7967, -90.3337
The Front of the Lemp Mansion, built in 1868. There have been three suicides in the walls of this house.
St. Louis, Missouri

Lemp Mansion

A historic house in St. Louis was plagued by a series of suicides committed by family members involved in a successful brewery
38.5932, -90.2158
The illusive (and mythical) Piasa Bird
Alton, Illinois

Piasa Bird

A mythical bird etched into the face of a rock doubles as the mascot for a nearby school
38.8982, -90.1991
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360 degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War
39.8112, -77.2247
St. Louis, Missouri

World Chess Hall of Fame

The world's most classic game gets an update with this celebratory hall of fame
38.6443, -90.2612
The stairs at night
Washington, District of Columbia

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist
38.9055, -77.0702
Summertime view of restored windmill
Batavia, Illinois

Fabyan Windmill

Arguably the best example of an authentic Dutch windmill in the United States, rivaling its counterparts in the Netherlands
41.8770, -88.3035