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Stone Man of Bowman Family Crypt
Who is this marble man, perpetually creeping up the steps of his own mausoleum?
Added by natick169
Heritage Hills, New York
Memorial to America’s First Circus Elephant
This high-perched pachyderm marks the memory of not one, but two elephants gunned down in small New England towns.
Added by Richard Peevers
The Center of the Universe
An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
New Harmony, Indiana
The Roofless Church
This open air cathedral invites all faiths to worship under the only roof big enough to fit them all: the sky.
Added by geographeratlarge
Gaffney, South Carolina
The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Added by lewblank
Seven Magic Mountains
Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
Added by Stephanie Vermillion
The Black Mailbox
Mysterious meeting place for UFO hunters near Area 51.
Added by zackofalltrades
Brooklyn, New York
The humble fort that saved Washington.
Added by Mordy
Deep Throat Parking Garage
Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Monument to a brutal, ineffectual US bombing campaign and a sobering reminder of the human cost of the Vietnam War.
Added by Greg Jones
Prattsville, New York
Pratt Rock - New York's Mount Rushmore
Believe It or Not, Ripley once called this chiseled mountainside “New York’s Mount Rushmore”.
Added by luciditea
Alabama has a fiberglass Stonehenge—and with apologies to Spinal Tap, this one is full-size.
Added by argusfoto
Windows For Peace
On a winding Vienna side street, one museum has turned their windows into a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes.
Added by kaila
African Renaissance Monument
This tallest statue in Africa was created by a mixture of corruption, Stalinist architecture, and North Korean manpower.
Added by Dylan
The Bones of the Wawel Dragon
Real bones which are said to have belonged to a Polish dragon.
Added by TravelTourist
An ever-growing field of footwear invites legends and more shoes.
Added by samreeve
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
This psychedelic tourist trap is a leisurely descent into madness.
Added by deni367
Långholmen Crash Site
A steel paper plane is all that remains of a crashed aircraft that caused an amazingly small amount of damage.
Added by hrnick
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