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Sparky Park
Austin, Texas

Sparky Park

A former electrical substation is now home to an eccentric junk art masterpiece.
30.2990, -97.7322
Johnson's Shut-Ins panorama
Lesterville, Missouri

Johnson's Shut-Ins

Erosion and time have created a naturally-formed water park.
37.5445, -90.8465
May Natural History Museum
Colorado Springs, Colorado

May Natural History Museum

Hidden beyond a kitschy giant beetle is this remarkably sprawling collection of preserved insects.
38.7091, -104.8480
Houston Maritime Museum Exterior
Houston, Texas

Houston Maritime Museum

This seaworthy collection was sparked by one man's passion for sailing.
29.7056, -95.4098
Houston, Texas

Museum of Health and Medical Science

A health museum containing a 27’’½-foot intestine.
29.7217, -95.3859
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

A 90-year-old underground water reservoir offers a more industrial kind of tranquility.
29.7624, -95.3764
Pittock Mansion
Portland, Oregon

Pittock Mansion

This sandstone mansion was the home of two of Oregon's most important pioneers.
45.5252, -122.7163
Amarillo, Texas

Helium Time Columns Monument

A time-capsule monument reminding future generations of the importance of efficient and effective use of natural resources.
35.1996, -101.9133
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
"Ozymandias on the Plains", pictured with the sock vandalism.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
35.1018, -101.9091
Lighthouse Peak
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
34.9846, -101.7011
Webb Gallery. (Press Photo)
Waxahachie, Texas

Webb Gallery

Specializes in outsider art and artifacts of secret societies.
32.3853, -96.8490
Texas Woofus
Dallas, Texas

The Texas Woofus

A mythical chimera first sculpted in 1936 as a mix of the main animals of Texas livestock.
32.7806, -96.7574
The Traveling Man
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
32.7858, -96.7885
The Palace Light bulb
Fort Worth, Texas

The Palace Light Bulb

The world's second-longest burning light bulb.
32.7895, -97.3466
Exchange Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
32.7903, -97.3461
Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum
San Antonio, Texas

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

A master plumber has turned his love of art and toilets into a folk museum that's not taking the piss.
29.4818, -98.4697
2nd Sunday of every month - Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the largest in the world
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
34.1610, -118.1675
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
40.6687, -73.9647
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript.
41.3115, -72.9271
Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Yerkes Observatory

Home to the world's largest refracting telescope and the birthplace of modern astrophysics.
42.5703, -88.5561
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Telegraph Island
Oman

Telegraph Island – Jazirat al Maqlab

This remote British Imperial telegraph relay outpost drove men insane.
26.2018, 56.3473