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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
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through
39.8657, -123.7142
New York, New York

Empire State Building Disaster

A little known disaster that tested the Empire State Building's structural integrity
40.7487, -73.9872
Boldt Castle
Wellesley Island, New York

Boldt Castle

A castle built for love, and abandoned due to heartbreak
44.3443, -75.9227
Tin man junk art
Chloride, Arizona

Chloride Ghost Town

All of the 20 occupied houses in this mostly abandoned town feature some curious display of junk art.
35.4140, -114.1986
Burro in front of the Oatman Hotel
Oatman, Arizona

Oatman Ghost Town

This Wild West ghost town on Route 66 is filled with wild burros.
35.0264, -114.3836
Navajo Loop
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos"
37.5968, -112.2085
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

The remains of a community that was forced to move for a dam that never materialized still rot in this Pennsylvania park.
41.0772, -75.0264
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

The world's tallest doric column is this Ohio monument to a naval victory in the War of 1812
41.6529, -82.8130
The site of the old Post Office as it is today
Keeseville, New York

Ausable Chasm

This sandstone gorge in Upstate New York is known as the "Little Grand Canyon of the East."
44.5237, -73.4606
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the USA

A monument marking the idea of reaching inaccessible places
24.5465, -81.7975
Conch displays.
North Fort Myers, Florida

The Shell Factory

The largest retailer of seashells in the world also claims the largest collection of taxidermy in North America.
26.7055, -81.8980
Moorish architectural details
Tampa, Florida

Henry B. Plant Museum

Step back into the glory days of Florida's nascent tourism industry at this Gilded Age palace.
27.9464, -82.4641
Inside John Davis' home.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Mountain Farm Museum

Step back in time on this preserved 1800s farm.
35.5131, -83.3061
Tunnel at the end of the road
Bryson City, North Carolina

The Road to Nowhere

This road in the Great Smoky Mountains was supposed to assuage a displaced community, but ended up a $58 million dead end.
35.4591, -83.5379
Cotton Belt Freight Depot
St. Louis, Missouri

Cotton Belt Freight Depot

Abandoned factory along the Mississippi resurrected by a giant mural
38.6393, -90.1828
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
One of the Peabody Ducks takes the stage.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.
35.1427, -90.0518
H.U. Lee International Gate
Little Rock, Arkansas

H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

A beautiful South Korean gate and garden in Little Rock honors American Taekwondo.
34.7482, -92.2693
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts
31.7120, -110.0652
An original sign
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in the ghost town of Tombstone, Arizona provides a window into the Wild West
31.7199, -110.0702
I-19, America's Only Metric Interstate
Green Valley, Arizona

I-19, America's Only Metric Interstate

After a short-lived attempt to bring America in line with the rest of the world, this road was left in metric
31.7738, -111.0315
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
34.6116, -111.8351
Casa Grande Ruins
Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins

Some of the tallest ancient American ruins continue to inspire awe and curiosity
32.9778, -111.5176