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Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
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Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
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Britten's leaning tower in Groom
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
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The only non-bug on display.
Panhandle, Texas

VW Slug Bug Ranch

Small car graveyard sits in the shadow of the famous Cadillac Ranch.
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Visitors Center in front, dwelling in back
Auburn, Kentucky

South Union Shaker Village

The remains of this visionary community can still be found much as it was a century ago.
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A sad sight for car collectors everywhere
Bowling Green, Kentucky

National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

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

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
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Albino Squirrels of Olney, Illinois
Olney, Illinois

Albino Squirrels of Olney, Illinois

The mysterious white squirrels of this Illinois city are treated like sacred cows.
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Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out, you were wrong.
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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln City, Indiana

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

The farm where one of America's greatest leaders was raised is now a well appointed landmark.
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The King Neptune Memorial
Anna, Illinois

King Neptune Memorial

This simple gravestone remembers a pig who single-hoofedly raised $19,000,000 for the Navy.
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Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
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Part of abandoned historic downtown Cairo, Illinois.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River port town has transformed into an eerie, mostly abandoned ghost town.
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Galloping Bugle Boy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Sitting in the arguable birthplace of the Wild West, this museum holds the largest collection of bronco busting bric-a-brac in the world.
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Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum

This museum holds not just a world class collection of firefighting artifacts and gear but even the region's first fire station itself.
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Pops
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops

The future of roadside attractions is this sci-fi soda mecca that is home to a 66-foot tall neon pop bottle.
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Tom Mix Museum
Dewey, Oklahoma

Tom Mix Museum

This small-town museum is dedicated to the original western movie mega-star.
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Totem Pole Park
Chelsea, Oklahoma

Totem Pole Park

This historic folk art garden contains a nightmare tower that claims to be the world's largest concrete totem pole.
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Smiling blue whale of Catoosa
Catoosa, Oklahoma

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Nature's biggest mammal swims in landlocked Oklahoma.
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Washington Irving, cast in bronze
Bixby, Oklahoma

Washington Irving Memorial Park

One of New York's most iconic authors is strangely honored by this Oklahoma park.
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Praying Hands
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Praying Hands

These massive mitts are made of 30 tons of devotional bronze.
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The Center of the Universe, Tulsa OK.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
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