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Exterior view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
28.5863, -80.6513
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
Del Monte Forest, California

Ghost Trees of Pescadero Point

Haunting and beautiful trees, doomed to die.
36.5608, -121.9516
Lemon Grove, California

The Giant Lemon of Lemon Grove

The Giant Lemon of Lemon Grove.
32.7423, -117.0310
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
33.1247, -117.3176
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Ice Museum

Mind-blowing carvings and fantasy ice scenes grace the largest year-round ice environment in the world.
64.8738, -147.1421
Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. (Creative Commons)
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
64.7552, -147.3445
Weeki Wachee 60th Anniversary, 2007.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
28.5167, -82.5739
Photo of Skunk Ape captured by Dave Shealy.
Ochopee, Florida

Skunk Ape Research Headquarters

In the depths of the Florida Everglades, one man has dedicated his life to studying the elusive Skunk Ape.
25.8926, -81.2798
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
42.3287, -83.0445
Sign at the entrance to Christmas Lane. (Wikimedia Commons)
Frankenmuth, Michigan

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

World's largest Christmas store.
43.3146, -83.7390
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The oldest structure used as a bar in the United States.
29.9606, -90.0639
Fouke, Arkansas

Boggy Creek Monster

Legend of a local monster still haunts this small town.
33.2617, -93.8852
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
51.1644, -115.5619
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
47.6042, -122.3390
Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
47.2620, -122.5419
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
Phantom Ship Rock
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
42.9331, -122.1956
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
33.3936, -104.5228
The Healing Garden
Crestone, Colorado

UFO Watchtower

One woman's UFO themed campground complete with self-built "energy vortexes, UFO themed weddings, and magic bushes."
37.8077, -105.8009
Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
41.5046, -124.0706
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
37.5968, -112.2085