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Mount Dora, Florida

Art Alley

A small strip of artistic displays is tucked away in a flea market.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Wichita, Kansas

The Wichita Troll

A mysterious and terrifying public art goblin seemingly meant to inspire local legend.
Liberal, Kansas

Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

A house turned museum is the real-life "home" of the fictional main character of The Wizard of Oz.
Astoria, Oregon

The Astoria Column

A Roman-style column in Oregon hides a spiral staircase inside.
Seaside, Oregon

Elsie Cemetery

This small, rural pioneer cemetery is full of interesting grave markers.
Dyersville, Iowa

Field of Dreams Movie Site

A pop-culture attraction outside of Dyersville, Iowa, hits a home run.
Blackfoot, Idaho

Idaho Potato Museum

This museum glorifies the humble potato.
Kent, Washington

Untitled (Johnson Pit #30)

Tasked with beautifying a disused stretch of industrial land one artist filled a hole with grass.
Des Moines, Washington

Landmark on the Sound

A historic Masonic building overlooking the Puget Sound.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh Maiden

This early version of the guillotine was used to execute the man responsible for its construction.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witchery

Near the former site of numerous witch burnings, this lavish Edinburgh mainstay pays homage to Scotland's brutal history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Magdalen Chapel

The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
Aberfoyle, Scotland

Doon Hill and Fairy Knowe

This enchanting hill is home to fairy lore and a sinister local mystery.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Binns Clock

This historic timepiece was a popular meeting place for romantic rendezvous in the 1960s.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Manuscript of Monte Cassino'

This sculpture of disembodied body parts forms a poignant memory of the horrors of World War II.
Edinburgh, Scotland

‘A Canine Connection’

This sculpture commemorates Edinburgh's sister city and their respective celebrity dogs.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scotsman Steps

The colorful stairs are made with marble from the world's major quarries.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Blair Street Underground Vaults

A labyrinthine network of chambers with a storied past hides below Edinburgh's South Bridge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

St Giles' Cathedral Thistle Chapel

The 20th-century chapel’s intricate woodwork includes amazing details, most notably angels playing bagpipes.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charles II Statue

Edinburgh's oldest statue hides within a parking lot behind the city's iconic cathedral.