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Lisle, Illinois

Four Columns at Morton Arboretum

A tribute to one granddaughter's old apartment which now represents the whims of each visitor.
Elmhurst, Illinois

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Museum dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stones.
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.
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.
El Paso, Texas

Wyler Aerial Tramway

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

La Equis (The X)

A giant "X" symbolizes the blood spilled from the brutal Juarez drug wars.
Culberson County, Texas

Guadalupe Peak

The highest point in Texas is capped by a big silver pyramid.
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.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
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.
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.
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.
Baldwin, Michigan

Shrine of The Pines

This log cabin gallery is one man's gnarly, hand-carved tribute to his favorite type of tree.
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.
South Bend, Indiana

East Race Waterway

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

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
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.
Adak, Alaska

Adak "National Forest"

America's smallest "national forest" has only 33 trees.
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

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

Sanjūsangen-dō

1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.