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Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
The Whispering Arch
St. Louis, Missouri

Whispering Arch at Union Station

Speak to a companion on the other side of the room loud and clear through this architectural anomaly.
38.6281, -90.2080
Plaque, date, and wheel mark this iconic moment in thievery
Adair, Iowa

Site of the First Train Robbery in the West

Lured here by the promise of tens of thousands in gold, Jesse James started a quintessentially American trend of robbing trains in-motion.
41.4836, -94.6757
Nova, War Eagle VII.
Auburn, Alabama

Auburn War Eagle

Auburn's iconic eagle flight goes back to a 19th century eagle that dropped dead on the field after inspiring the football team to victory.
32.6006, -85.4865
Creve Coeur, Missouri

Saint Louis Abbey

Famous church recognized for both its unique design and disciplined monks that live according to the Benedictine discipline.
38.6444, -90.4788
Brasstown Bald Historical Marker
Blairsville, Georgia

Brasstown Bald

Georgia's highest point was given its strange name thanks to a simple translation error.
34.8742, -83.8107
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Cyclorama

The Battle of Atlanta in 360 degrees, featuring Clark Gable as a corpse.
33.7341, -84.3722
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460
Etowah Indian Mounds
Cartersville, Georgia

Etowah Indian Mounds

These ancient ritual mounds are our best window into the culture of the ancient Mississippians.
34.1251, -84.8077
Crowley Mausoleum
Decatur, Georgia

Crowley Mausoleum

Developers built a Walmart around one family's plot and constructed a mausoleum in the parking lot.
33.7572, -84.2656
Alpharetta, Georgia

The Dwarf Castle

A Man's Home is His Castle.
34.0888, -84.3607
The Rainbow Hall
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
34.9740, -85.3504
The World's Largest Amoco Sign
St. Louis, Missouri

World's Largest Amoco Sign

This titanic oil company sign is a reminder of the Americana boom of the 70's and also its commoditization.
38.6330, -90.3045
St. Louis' Old Courthouse was the scene of the Dred Scott Decision, which served as a catalyst in the eradication of slavery in the United States.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
38.6249, -90.1863
The World Chess Hall of Fame.
St. Louis, Missouri

World Chess Hall of Fame

A chessmaster's dream destination.
38.6443, -90.2612
Times Beach, Missouri
Eureka, Missouri

Times Beach, Missouri

This former small town was destroyed not by the motor oil it sprayed the ground with but by the toxic waste that was added.
38.5029, -90.5935
Weldon Spring Disposal Site
St. Charles, Missouri

Weldon Spring Disposal Site

Entombed in this strange, white stone hill are the deadly remains of radioactive weapons production.
38.6979, -90.7284
An inglorious end to a once-proud ship.
St. Louis, Missouri

USS Inaugural (1993-2013)

A floating museum that was sunk by a flood and left to rot in the tides.
38.6115, -90.1881
Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec Caverns

400 million-year old limestone caverns nestled in the Ozarks served as shelter and a hideout for cultures throughout North American history.
38.2745, -91.1057
The pin point impression wall gives spectators of all ages the chance to create 3D works of art.
St. Louis, Missouri

The Magic House

The Magic House provides a beautiful and creative environment for curious youngsters to get their knowledge on.
38.5739, -90.4053
Once owned by President Ulysses S. Grant during the mid-1800s, Grant's Farm is now cared for by Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri

Grant's Farm

What was once a presidential estate is now an exotic menagerie and home to the Budweiser Clydesdales.
38.5460, -90.3510
Turtle Playground.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
38.6315, -90.2924
The Front of the Lemp Mansion, built in 1868. There have been three suicides in the walls of this house.
St. Louis, Missouri

Lemp Mansion

A historic house in St. Louis was plagued by a series of suicides committed by family members involved in a successful brewery.
38.5932, -90.2158
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
38.6330, -90.2001