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Tulsa, Oklahoma

BOK Tower

A half-size replica of the World Trade Center towers above Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Outsiders House Museum

Once in disrepair, the house where the 1983 film was shot has been restored and turned into a museum.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Church Studio

Songwriter Leon Russell transformed this church into a recording studio used by many legendary musicians.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom

Standing at 21-feet tall, this space cowboy adds to the legacy of Route 66's muffler men.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

The fifth tallest statue in the United States is a shirtless monument to the oil worker.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Boston Avenue Methodist Church

One of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Abundant Life Building

This abandoned, windowless concrete block is one of the strangest buildings in Tulsa.
Carthage, Missouri

Boots Court Motel

This historic motel standing at the "crossroads of America" offers a radio in every room and was saved by local protesters.
Carthage, Missouri

Red Oak II

When he found his hometown was no more, Lowell Davis decided to recreate a "new" ghost town from scratch.
St. Louis, Missouri

Wainwright State Office Building

One of the world's earliest skyscrapers.
St. Louis, Missouri

Eros Bendato

A creepy sculpture of a decapitated head invites viewers to see St. Louis through its empty eyes.
Cuba, Missouri

Former World's Largest Rocking Chair

The world's second largest rocking chair is found on Route 66 in Cuba... Missouri.
Gardner, Illinois

2 Celled Jail

This tiny historic jail along Route 66 is the perfect fit for exactly one criminal and their partner-in-crime.
Wilmington, Illinois

Gemini Giant

This historic Illinois "Muffler Man" has been converted from axe-touting lumberjack to rocket-wielding space ace.
Joliet, Illinois

Joliet Correctional Center

A historic and oft-filmed prison stands in a Chicago suburb.
Lyons, Illinois

Hofmann Tower

A source of civic pride, though the reason for its construction is unknown.
Atlanta, Illinois

Paul Bunyon

While he no longer has an eatery to give him context, this off-brand Paul Bunyan still holds his giant hot dog with pride.
Lincoln, Illinois

Phone Booth on a Roof

Today this bizarre rooftop phone booth seems like a piece of kitsch but it was once used to spot disastrous storms.
Lincoln, Illinois

Railsplitter Covered Wagon

The world's largest covered wagon is piloted by a giant Lincoln lawyer.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Springfield, Illinois

Mr. Accordion's Grave

The empty tomb that houses the memories of Roy Bertelli's revenge.
Springfield, Illinois

Vachel Lindsay Home

The poet’s boyhood home is now dedicated to celebrating his life and legacy.