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Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Times They Are A-Changin'

This kaleidoscopic mural shows Bob Dylan throughout his transition from young troubadour to Nobel laureate.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Casket Arts Building

A Building for Your (Former) Funerary Needs.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

Downtown Minneapolis mixed art and function by turning some of their sewer covers into works of art.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alpine Asphalt's Wall of Skis

A fence constructed completely of skis on Monroe Street.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architectural Antiques

A Warehouse for All of Your Architectural Details.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The oldest bridge in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's.
Helena, Montana

Stonehouse in Reeder's Alley

One home in the historic strip hides secret compartments and the ghostly songs of long-gone canaries.
Helena, Montana

Cathedral of St. Helena

Modeled after a famous church in Vienna, Austria—but in Helena, Montana.
Helena, Montana

Guardian of the Gulch

The old fire tower is one of the last of its kind in the United States.
Mitchell, Oregon

Painted Hills

Oregon's unexpected high desert, displaying layers of time in a colorful show.
Hermiston, Oregon

Umatilla Chemical Depot

A stunning landscape with bunker after bunker of chemical weapons as far as the eye can see.
West Yellowstone, Montana

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

The residents at this Yellowstone wildlife park will certify your cooler as "bear-proof."
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
Madison, Wisconsin

John Muir's Alarm Clock Desk

Before he was America’s most famous conservationist, John Muir was an ingenious mechanical inventor.
Polson, Montana

Miracle of America Museum

With over 340,000 artifacts and counting, there is something for everyone at the "Smithsonian of the West."
Wallace, Idaho

Center of the Universe Manhole

The mayor made the declaration in 2004.
Cottonwood, Idaho

Dog Bark Park Inn

Sweet Willy, at 30 feet tall, is the world's biggest beagle.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.