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Garretson, South Dakota

Devil's Gulch

The ravine where Jesse James supposedly performed an impossible jump to evade capture.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls Michelangelos

One devoted couple has donated multiple recreations of Michelangelo's sculptures to this South Dakota town.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Buffalo Ridge 1880 Cowboy Town

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

Porter Sculpture Park

A roadside collection of over-sized iron creations that are a bit more macabre than most.
Dickeyville, Wisconsin

The Dickeyville Grotto

A tribute to the twin ideals of religion and patriotism, built by a Catholic priest from rocks, glass, and innumerable found items.
Dyersville, Iowa

Field of Dreams Movie Site

A pop-culture attraction outside of Dyersville, Iowa, hits a home run.
Eldon, Iowa

American Gothic House

Home with Gothic windows featured in a famous painting.
Winterset, Iowa

John Wayne's Birthplace

This simple home was the beginning of a long journey for the iconic Western film star.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

A bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
Dubuque, Iowa

Fenelon Place Elevator

For just a few bucks, this Iowa funicular will let you feel like an 1800s fat cat.
Chicago, Illinois

The DNA Discovery Center

At Chicago's revered Field Museum, visitors are invited to learn about and literally explore DNA.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

This massive stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
Waukegan, Illinois

Dead River

A river with some unusual, and occasionally dangerous, habits.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
Frankfort, Kentucky

Grave of Daniel Boone

This grave marks the final resting place of a legendary frontiersman... unless it doesn't.
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour

All you ever needed or wanted to know about America's favorite whiskey, but not a drop to drink.
Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

Eight rare Corvettes are swallowed up by a sinkhole in Kentucky's National Corvette Museum.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal cross is just short enough to avoid the FAA.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta White House

3/4-scale model of the White House in Atlanta, Georgia.
Montgomery, Alabama

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The former home of the hard partying literary power couple is now one of the only museums devoted to their story.
Millbrook, Alabama

Spectre Set Ruins

The remains of an idyllic small town built for the film "Big Fish" still stand around a rundown main street.