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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Nohl House

A house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb.
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only a handful worldwide.
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery

Chicago's largest cemetery is full of beautiful Victorian monuments and more than a few ghost stories.
Chicago, Illinois

Eternal Silence

A haunting statue called "Eternal Silence" has quite the reputation among visitors with active imaginations.
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery

An enormous park-like oasis, full of famous Chicagoans' graves.
Chicago, Illinois

Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities

This morbid, delightful curiosity shop offers everything from animal bones to human teeth.
Chicago, Illinois

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Nonprofit art center that promotes outsider, intuitive, and self-taught art.
Chicago, Illinois

Garfield Park Conservatory

A green oasis in Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This whimsical Oz-themed park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
Chicago, Illinois

International Museum of Surgical Science

A monument to the art of slicing people open.
Mount Carroll, Illinois

Raven's Grin Inn

Former hotel turned into haunted playground.
Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Gravity Hill in Wisconsin

A remote hill on a stretch of country road where the laws of physics are defied... or so it seems.
Brandon, Iowa

Iowa's Largest Frying Pan

The Iowa state contender for largest pan in the world oddly only comes in second or so.
Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque Shot Tower

This long unused shot tower on the Mississippi remains a point of pride for a small city in Iowa.
Anamosa, Iowa

Stone City

Remnants of a quarry company town still stand on the banks of the Wapsipinicon River.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids Municipal Island

One of just a few cities in the world to base their center of government on an island. Others: Paris and Osaka.
Anamosa, Iowa

Hula Hoop Tree

Two hula hoops appeared on the tree after a storm, and the collection kept growing.
Mount Vernon, Iowa

American Gothic Barn

A hidden barn-sized rendition of Grant Wood's most famous, and most parodied, painting.
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
Columbus Junction, Iowa

Lover's Leap Swinging Bridge

A warning to the weak-kneed: This narrow bridge does its swinging eight stories high.
Burlington, Iowa

Snake Alley

While there are no actual snakes in the history of this crooked road, there may be a number of dead horses.
Ware, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

The largest body of water in Massachusetts annihilated four small towns just to slake Boston's thirst.
Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.