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Arvada, Colorado

Cold War Horse

A stark reminder of the huge nuclear weapons plant that once stood on the site and its effect on the surrounding area.
Racine, Wisconsin

The Golden Rondelle

The spaceship-like theater, which is still in use, was one of the most popular exhibits at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Hubertus, Wisconsin

Holy Hill

According to the legend, this strikingly beautiful hill has miraculous healing powers.
Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Pagoda Fine Jewelry

The building was originally a gas station built to resemble a Japanese tea house.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's final works was this UFO church.
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Shorewood Ghost Train

A circus of light and sound forms a sensory ode to an iconic train that will never pass through town again.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

North Point Water Tower

What appears to be a wizard's lair in Milwaukee actually houses a massive water pipe.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright's Burnham Block

Six tiny houses built for working class people form the largest intentional cluster of Wright homes anywhere.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ladybug Building

The bugs crawling down the front of this office building are almost as big as a '68 VW Beetle.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Congressional Fallout Shelter at the Greenbrier Resort

America's post-nuclear-attack chambers of Congress.
Chicago, Illinois

Merz Apothecary

An antiquated German apothecary on Chicago's North Side, with a branch in the Palmer House Hotel downtown.
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
Phoenix, Arizona

Curious Nature

In this small Phoenix taxidermy emporium, you can find everything from a squid in a jar to a freeze-dried toad.
Morrisville, Pennsylvania

Lower Trenton Bridge

This Delaware River bridge is emblazoned with a catty slogan from a more prosperous time.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
Wilmington, Delaware

Ebright Azimuth

The highest point in Delaware is located under a trailer so this marker across the street will have to do.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant Ants

Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.