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Chicago, Illinois

Monadnock Building

The last masonry skyscraper ever built reveals a transitional moment in architectural history.
Chicago, Illinois

300 South Wacker Drive

A 400-foot-tall tall map of Chicago makes this once-ignored building stand out.
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park

Once called the "Polish Gold Coast" it is an icon of the neighborhood that bears its same name.
Chicago, Illinois

Narwhals at the Field Museum

To find the "unicorns of the deep" you've got to go downstairs.
Chicago, Illinois

Flat Iron Building

Not to be confused with the iconic New York City skyscraper, this Chicago building is a vibrant hub for artists.
Chicago, Illinois

Calumet Fisheries

One of Chicago's last seafood smokehouses perfects a dying breed of fishcraft.
Chicago, Illinois

Haymarket Square

Home to a protest movement, a bombing, and a dramatic change in labor history.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Chicago, Illinois

Wooden Block Alley

All of Chicago's wood-paved streets are long gone but two alleys remain.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This whimsical Oz-themed park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
Oneida, New York

Cross Island Chapel

Possibly the smallest church in the world floats in the middle of a pond.
Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Poet's Seat Tower

This tall Massachusetts folly got its name thanks to all of the purple prose its vistas inspired.
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

Where Eunice Williams was murdered by natives, and where locals say her ghost still haunts.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Macon, Georgia

The Big House (Allman Brothers Museum)

The house that Southern rock built now stands as a monument to one of the genre's favorite families.
Tacoma, Washington

Bob's Java Jive

Tacoma’s 25-foot coffee pot music spot has served up over 80 years of concrete kitsch.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Statue of Elvis Presley

A homage to "The King" at the hotel where he revived his career.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bugsy Siegel Monument

An overlooked monument to the celebrity gangster who helped put the sin in Sin City.