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Des Plaines, Illinois

Maine North High School

Where a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel, and a recluse met one Saturday and changed their lives forever.
Stanhope, New Jersey

Waterloo Village

Historic town settled in the 19th century because of its convenient location along a popular coal transport route.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tanglefoot Building

Where most of the world's flypaper was made.
Clarksville, Indiana

Colgate Clock

The massive, original Colgate Clock is mounted on a defunct factory building that was once a prison.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
Louisville, Kentucky

Gallop to Glory

This hidden jockey “walk of fame” celebrates the winning riders of the Kentucky Derby.
Lombard, Illinois

Lilacia Park

This botanical garden outside Chicago boasts an array of over 300 varieties of lilacs.
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded.
Oak Park, Illinois

Park Grove Manor

Pumpkin-like gargoyles and grotesques peer down from the rooftop of this unassuming apartment building in Illinois.
Chicago, Illinois

Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace

A chance to follow in the footsteps of the word's most legendary animator.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium

Chicago's North Park Village was once the largest municipal sanatorium in the country.
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Painted Rainbow Bridge

A flamboyantly decorated bridge signals diversity and fellowship at the entry to Indianapolis' Broad Ripple Village.
Indianapolis, Indiana

'Twisted House'

Nature and art meet in this curvy creation
Wilmington, Illinois

Joliet Army Ammunition Plant

This national park dedicated to the tallgrass prairie ecosystem still displays its military past.
Chicago, Illinois

Noble–Seymour–Crippen House

The oldest house in Chicago certainly doesn't look the part and there are some who say it doesn't deserve its title either.
Niles, Illinois

Leaning Tower of Niles

Half-sized replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa built to honor Galileo.
Evanston, Illinois

Evanston Garage Door Gallery

The murals have transformed a residential alley into a vibrant drive-through gallery.
Winnetka, Illinois

The 'Home Alone' House

Recognized the world over as the home of the McCallisters in the 1990 movie Home Alone.
Joliet, Illinois

Joliet Iron and Steel Works (Joliet Iron Works Park)

What was once the second largest steel mill in the US is now a sprawling complex of modern ruins.
Chicago, Illinois

95th Street Bridge

This urban drawbridge gained eternal pop culture fame when the Blues Brothers jumped it while it was raised.
Baldwin, Michigan

World’s Largest Brown Trout Sculpture

This enormous fish commemorates the unplanned release of brown trout into a Michigan river.
Chicago, Illinois

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.
Geneva, Illinois

Sacred Heart Seminary Shrine

A hidden grotto on the grounds of the Kane County Government Center.