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Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
Rockwood, Michigan

Battle of Brownstown

Although outnumbered, the Tecumseh Confederacy defeated a large regiment of United States troops.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Animals of the Huron River Statues

These statues pay homage to the "green corridor" of parks and wetlands.
Leland, Michigan

Leland Champion Cottonwood Tree

A preserved stump is all that remains of the once-mighty hardwood.
Eau Claire, Michigan

International Cherry Pit-Spitting Championship

A Michigan farm has hosted the fierce competition since 1974.
Cadillac, Michigan

Cadillac's KISS Monument

This monument honors the band's impromptu performance at Cadillac highschool's homecoming decades ago.
Gladstone, Michigan

Hoegh Pet Casket Company

World's largest pet casket company brings in up to $5 million per year in revenue.
L'Anse, Michigan

Bishop Baraga Shrine

This missionary's legacy looms large over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan—literally.
Traverse City, Michigan

Cherry Growers Weigh Station

This vacant station is a relic of harvest processing techniques of the mid-20th century.
Grayling, Michigan

Hartwick Pines Logging Museum

This museum in the woods evokes the work and lives of Michigan's 19-century lumberjacks.
Lansing, Michigan

World's Largest Lug Nut

Perched atop a brick smokestack, this enormous lug nut symbolizes the local minor league baseball team.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

'Forest's Rest'

On the right bank of the Grand River a plaque remembers an imaginary painter who once awaited his youth.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Banded Iron Formation Stone

A physical reminder of Earth's ancient past, this rock results from the photosynthetic processes of some of the oldest forms of life.
Williamsburg, Michigan

Spirit of the Woods Museum

Part taxidermy workshop, part natural history museum this Michigan destination shows off its dead animals and helps you mount your own.
Traverse City, Michigan

Protected Indian Trail Marker Tree

This tree was warped centuries ago to serve as a botanical wayfaring tool.
Garden, Michigan

Fayette Historic Townsite

This 19th-century ghost town offers a stunning view of Lake Michigan and a journey through the region's industrial past.
Skanee, Michigan

Mount Arvon

The honor of highest point in Michigan was almost given to the wrong peak before this mountain won out by 11 inches.
Carp Lake, Michigan

Ruins of the Waugoshance Light Station

During WWII the U.S. Navy conducted primitive drone strikes on this Lake Michigan lighthouse.
Detroit, Michigan

Southwestern High School

This empty Detroit high school was too expensive to maintain or destroy.
Cass City, Michigan

Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historical Park

Ancient petroglyphs discovered only after a massive fire swept across Michigan in the 1880s.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.