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Completed Japanese balloon is inflated for laboratory tests at a California base, recovered in 1945.
Omaha, Nebraska

Site of a Japanese Balloon Bomb Explosion

These experimental weapons brought World War II to Nebraska as well as 26 other U.S. states.
41.2649, -95.9905
"Earth as the Life-giver."
Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska State Capitol Mosaic Floor

An ornate Art Deco tile mosaic representing Nebraskan life, both modern and prehistoric.
40.8081, -96.6997
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Britten's leaning tower in Groom
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
35.1981, -101.0819
Downtown Mackinac
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
45.8681, -84.6289
Shrine of the Pines
Baldwin, Michigan

Shrine of The Pines

This log cabin gallery is one man's gnarly, hand-carved tribute to his favorite type of tree.
43.8598, -85.8483
The Toy and Action Figure Museum
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

The Toy and Action Figure Museum

The world's only museum devoted solely to the art and collection of action figures.
34.7401, -97.2196
Spam Museum - new location is 101 3rd Ave NE and is due to open April 22, 2016 in Austin, MN
Austin, Minnesota

Spam Museum

Ever wanted to can Spam?
43.6693, -92.9745
Munitions.
Kansas City, Missouri

Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

Two hundred tons of pioneer artifacts were painstakingly recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Missouri River.
39.1094, -94.5815
First Arthur County Courthouse
Arthur, Nebraska

First Arthur County Courthouse and Jail

This Nebraska museum was once the smallest courthouse in America.
41.5699, -101.6903
There are two full columns and two halves
Lincoln, Nebraska

Pioneers Park Pillars

Four ionic columns from the Treasury Department building ended up in a park in Nebraska.
40.7791, -96.7571
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
48.6950, -113.8169
Inside the bordello.
Havre, Montana

Havre Beneath the Streets

After Havre burned down, the best place to build was under the ashes.
48.5491, -109.6791
Helena, Montana

Cathedral of St. Helena

Modeled after a famous church in Vienna, Austria—but in Helena, Montana.
46.5907, -112.0333
Anaconda Smoke Stack
Anaconda, Montana

Anaconda Smelter Stack

A smoke stack so large, the Washington Monument could fit inside!
46.1099, -112.9145
Butte, Montana

The Berkeley Pit

New fungal and bacterial species call this deadly lake home.
46.0600, -112.4906
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
45.2938, -111.9461
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Photo by James Woodcock.
Bozeman, Montana

American Computer Museum

See the computer’s history revealed over the course of 20,000 years.
45.6590, -111.0548
Pikes Peak Summit House
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
38.8153, -105.0557
Nebraska National Forest
Chadron, Nebraska

Nebraska National Forest

America's largest man-made forest was planted in an effort to bring back the past.
42.7096, -102.9436
American Wind Power Center
Lubbock, Texas

American Wind Power Center

This Texas windmill field celebrates the power and majesty of the very winds that blow.
33.5794, -101.8233
World's Largest Peanut
Durant, Oklahoma

World's Largest Peanut

No matter what the plaque under this massive legume says, this is not the world's largest peanut.
33.9926, -96.3777