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Yucca, Arizona

Area 66

Private former home in the desert shaped like a huge golf ball.
34.8600, -114.1459
The Chapel has a commanding presence (Flickr/Nick Humphries)
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
34.8321, -111.7667
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
35.6536, -112.1385
View of south side of museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
39.0451, -94.5810
Tom Mix Museum
Dewey, Oklahoma

Tom Mix Museum

This small-town museum is dedicated to the original western movie mega-star.
36.7983, -95.9382
West Mineral, Kansas

Big Brutus

The Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, or "Big Brutus", the largest existing electric shovel in the world.
37.2826, -94.9228
Springfield, Missouri

Fantastic Caverns

The show pony of cave systems, Fantastic Caverns manages to live up to its name.
37.2878, -93.3591
Joplin, Missouri

The Ozark Spooklight

A mysterious light of unknown origin on the backroads of Missouri.
37.0845, -94.5135
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

Haunted hotel, built on natural springs, once served as a hospital for a quack doctor promising cancer cures.
36.4085, -93.7374
Christ of the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Christ of the Ozarks

This monumental Jesus is often referred to as "Our Milk Carton With Arms."
36.3945, -93.7125
This would be very hard to move. We'll just leave that there.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
-0.0021, -78.4558
Hand of the Desert
Chile

Hand of the Desert

A sculpture of a giant hand reaches for the stars in the middle of the Atacama desert.
-24.1585, -70.1564
The Elevators of Valparaiso
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin.
-33.0337, -71.6302
Santiago, Chile

Parque Quinta Normal Greenhouse

A beautiful deserted greenhouse in the middle of a park.
-33.4430, -70.6812