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East Chicago, Indiana

Marktown Historic District

This old steel industry company town has a tradition of parking cars on the sidewalk so people can walk in the narrow streets.
Chicago, Illinois

Bubbly Creek

This cheerfully-named branch of the Chicago River is the fetid result of years of blood, entrails, and meatpacking waste.
Chicago, Illinois

95th Street Bridge

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

Calumet Fisheries

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

The Plant

Former meatpacking facility turned vertical farm and sustainable business complex.
Chicago, Illinois

The Fountain of Time

A hollow cement depiction of time's inexorable effect on the human body.
Chicago, Illinois

Nuclear Energy

This bronze sculpture on a former squash court marks the secret origins of the Atomic Age.
Chicago, Illinois

Oriental Institute Museum

This surprising gem is a world-class archeological museum hidden at the University of Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
Chicago, Illinois

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's "Hot Dog" Stand.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This whimsical Oz-themed park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
Chicago, Illinois

Wooden Block Alley

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

Chicago Water Cribs

These chunky stone towers out in Lake Michigan are the key to Chicago’s drinking water.
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
Rancho Santa Fe, California

Heaven's Gate Suicide House

The cheapest mansion on the block, there's just one catch...
Carlsbad, California

Craftsmanship Museum

This large collection of tiny things revels in the art of fine machinery well made.
Niland, California

East Jesus

An off-grid art installation that encourages its visitors to imagine a world without waste.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Calipatria, California

Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field

Burping, gurgling geothermal mud pots by the Salton Sea.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
La Quinta, California

Big Metal Roadrunner

A giant desert bird that once swung music fans at Coachella now has a home in a nearby traffic circle.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea History Museum

A museum dedicated to a sea that should have never been.
Palm Desert, California

Smiler's Point

This simple highway curve has become a comedic pilgrimage site.