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Harlan, Kansas

Statue of Liberty Replica

This roadside prairie Statue of Liberty replica is one of the foremost examples of the Boy Scouts of America's "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty" campaign.
Wilmington, Delaware

'The Gumball Machine'

In Wilmington's hip Trolley Square neighborhood, a utility box has been repainted to resemble a classic gumball machine.
Miami, Florida

'Dollar a Gallon III'

This sculpture in the Miami Design District is one of the few public works of Virgil Abloh, an internationally recognized fashion designer and creative.
El Paso, Texas

Rosa's Cantina

One of El Paso's oldest dives may have inspired the classic Marty Robbins song.
Great Bend, Kansas

Jack Kilby Square

In this rural town square, a unique statue honors the inventor of the microchip.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Denver Avenue Station

In Tulsa's Oil Capital historic district, even the bus station is "fauxback" Art Deco.
Palm Beach, Florida

Worth Avenue Clock Tower

This 25-foot tall clock tower commemorates the start of one of America's foremost shopping districts and the end of the historic Palm Beach Pier.
Miami Beach, Florida

The Rainbow Crosswalk

This Ocean Drive crosswalk has been paved in rainbow colors to honor the LGBTQ+ community and the man who brought pastel to Miami Beach.
Casper, Wyoming

The 'M' Building and Tower

Locally known as the "Onion” and the "Egg Beater,” Casper’s most recognizable buildings are beloved local landmarks to many, and eyesores to others.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

'Arc of Dreams'

This soaring sculpture and Sioux Falls landmark represents the leap of faith taken to make one's dreams come true.
Jackson, Mississippi

Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home

This ranch house in Jackson's Elraine neighborhood was home to the civil rights icons and the site of a shocking assassination.
Tacoma, Washington

Fireboat No. 1

This landmark vessel dry-berthed in Tacoma's harbor served in emergencies and ceremonies for more than 50 years.
Evanston, Wyoming

Roundhouse & Railyards

Evanston's historic railroad complex saved this rail town from reaching the "end of the line."
Thermopolis, Wyoming

Hot Springs State Park

The world's largest mineral hot springs is home to a herd of bison, a free public bath house, beautiful mineral formations, and a terrifying swinging bridge.
Camp Verde, Arizona

World's Largest Kokopelli

This oversized flute-playing Ancestral Puebloan deity is also a landmark of Southwestern kitsch.
Phoenix, Arizona

First Christian Church

This striking church was built from a Frank Lloyd Wright design more than a decade after the master architect's death.
Glendora, Mississippi

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

Young Emmett Till's tragic story, which sparked America's civil rights movement, is retold near the site where it occurred.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Main Gate Park

This building is a recreation of the gatehouse that separated Los Alamos from the outside world during the era of the Manhattan Project.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Jim Thorpe Museum

This small museum inside a larger sports complex honors the first Native American to win an Olympic gold medal for the U.S., and his life of achievement and struggle.
Bisbee, Arizona

Warren Ballpark

One of America's oldest stadiums was also the site of one of the most brutal anti-labor acts in American history.
Tacoma, Washington

Japanese Language School Memorial

This site was a school and a center of Japanese-American life before internment.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Union Station

Tacoma's historic Beaux-Arts train station is now a federal courthouse featuring large-scale glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly.
Laughlin, Nevada

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Museum

The gambling entrepreneur who built a city was also an avid collector of classic cars.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Strawbery Banke

New Hampshire's first neighborhood is now preserved as a historic village with live action role players.