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Eveleth, Minnesota

Paul Wellstone Memorial

A memorial to the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone, who died at this location, along with seven others, in a plane crash in 2002.
Sioux City, Iowa

Sergeant Floyd Monument

America's first National Historic Landmark is a 100-foot tall obelisk and gravesite dedicated to the only casualty of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
Sibley, Iowa

Hawkeye Point

The highest point in Iowa, while not that impressive to mountain states, has earned its own monuments.
Kinney, Minnesota

Republic of Kinney

This tiny Minnesota city tried to secede from the Union as a last-ditch effort to fix its crumbling water system.
Hibbing, Minnesota

Hull–Rust–Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine

Nicknamed the "Grand Canyon of the North," this open-pit mine in Minnesota has a much shorter history.
Ranier, Minnesota

Big Vic Voyageur Statue

This 25-foot-tall statue was built as a protest to a property dispute.
International Falls, Minnesota

Smokey Bear Park

Home to a 26-foot-tall statue of an American icon.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Buffalo Ridge 1880 Cowboy Town

This Wild West attraction is alive with glitching automatons.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Falls Park

More than 7,000 gallons of water pour over these cascading red quartzite waterfalls every second.
Good Thunder, Minnesota

Arnie Lillo

This metal shop's yard is filled with cutout art including an Eiffel Tower replica and Noah's Arch.
Silver Bay, Minnesota

Rocky Taconite

This friendly fellow was built to honor an advancement in mineral processing.
Hinckley, Minnesota

Hinckley Fire Museum

Its collection contains relics from the devastating disaster that set the town ablaze.
Toledo, Ohio

Art Tatum Celebration Column

A 30-foot stack of piano keys memorializes one of the greatest keys players in jazz history.
Toledo, Ohio

Jimmy Carter's Hot Dog Bun

This restaurant proudly displays bread signed by the 39th president.
Denton, Texas

Goatman's Bridge

A registered historic landmark shrouded in unsettling local legends.
Hibbing, Minnesota

Greyhound Bus Museum

An abandoned bus station transformed into a museum dedicated to the history of Greyhound Lines, in the place where it all began.
Bowie, Texas

World’s Largest Bowie Knife

A town pays homage to its namesake.
Wichita Falls, Texas

Newby-McMahon Building

World's smallest skyscraper, the product of a remarkable con.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Housed in a century-old building, this museum's dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Cisco, Texas

Site of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery

Where Santa Claus held up a Texas bank and started a statewide manhunt.
Sweetwater, Texas

National WASP WWII Museum

A tribute to the little-known group of women who were the first ever to fly aircraft in the U.S. military.
Amarillo, Texas

The Second Amendment Cowboy

This constitutionally sound Muffler Man harkens back to the days these attractions were a must-see.
Bastrop, Texas

The Gas Station

The pit stop from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" now serves beef and pork barbecue, not people.