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Four Columns at Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois

Four Columns at Morton Arboretum

A tribute to one granddaughter's old apartment which now represents the whims of each visitor.
41.8126, -88.0673
Jospeh F. Lizzadro, Sr. holding a 675 carat blue topaz
Elmhurst, Illinois

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Museum dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stones.
41.8953, -87.9424
Nestled in the caves
Magdalena, New Mexico

Gila Cliff Dwellings

These ruins of a pre-Columbian cliff village are among the most beautiful and well preserved in New Mexico.
33.2238, -108.2428
A road sign directing you to Truth or Consequences.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
33.1284, -107.2528
Wyler Aerial Tramway
El Paso, Texas

Wyler Aerial Tramway

This mountain tram provides stunning views while hanging from a single, steel thread.
31.8094, -106.4782
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

La Equis (The X)

A giant "X" symbolizes the blood spilled from the brutal Juarez drug wars.
31.7368, -106.4730
Guadalupe Peak
Culberson County, Texas

Guadalupe Peak

The highest point in Texas is capped by a big silver pyramid.
31.8912, -104.8605
Reveille Cemetery; C. Matthew Pyryt/Photographer
College Station, Texas

Reveille Mascot Cemetery

Resting place of the Texas A&M canine mascots, who watch the game from the grave with their own miniature scoreboard.
30.6136, -96.3425
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
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
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
42.6946, -74.4087
Lightning the Diving Horse
Lake George, New York

Magic Forest

This throwback amusement park is home to America's only diving horse show AND the world's largest Uncle Sam.
43.3971, -73.7019
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80 foot tire which looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair.
42.2706, -83.2091
Sweep of the lakefront with perched dunes in distance
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that inspired a Chippewa legend.
44.8825, -86.0411
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
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.
42.7875, -86.1089
East Race Waterway
South Bend, Indiana

East Race Waterway

The first man-made white water course in America cuts right through an Indiana city.
41.6769, -86.2446
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
USS Recruit
San Diego, California

USS Recruit

Not truly a ship nor a building, the Navy's first and last "landship" is now abandoned due to clerical issues.
32.7255, -117.2239
Adak, Alaska

Adak "National Forest"

America's smallest "national forest" has only 33 trees.
51.9144, -176.5881
The Demarcation Line marking the border between the two countries
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
37.9556, 126.6766
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
35.0323, 135.7213
Kyoto, Japan

Sanjūsangen-dō

1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face.
34.9882, 135.7717
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142