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Marshall, Missouri

Jim the Wonder Dog Memorial Garden

A small town garden dedicated to a psychic dog with the most soulful eyes.
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Hall of Waters

This art deco masterpiece was once a miracle spring mecca but is now simply a government office building.
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

SubTropolis

The "World's Largest Underground Business Complex," a 55,000,000-square-foot city underneath Missouri.
Independence, Missouri

Vaile Mansion

A remarkably opulent mansion with a tragic history.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Giant Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
St. Joseph, Missouri

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The history of the treatment of mental illness, illustrated in all its gory detail, and housed in an asylum.
Columbia, Missouri

University of Missouri Columns

The iconic remains of the original Academic Hall that burned down in 1892.
Fulton, Missouri

National Churchill Museum

A gem in the small Missouri town where Winston Churchill coined the term "Iron Curtain" and effectively began the Cold War.
Kansas City, Kansas

Sauer Castle

This Italianate Villa-style castle is pretty to look at, just keep off the private property.
Overland Park, Kansas

1950s All-Electric House

This retro-future model home is packed to the gills with electrical oddities.
Des Moines, Iowa

Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

This zombie-themed restaurant stands out in the heart of corn country.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
St. Louis, Missouri

1904 World's Fair Flight Cage

What was meant to be a temporary exhibit is now a permanent fixture at the St. Louis Zoo filled with beautiful birds.
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.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Jefferson City, Missouri

Missouri State Penitentiary

The maximum security facility was once thought to have "the bloodiest 47 acres in America."
Camdenton, Missouri

Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

European castle ruins in an American state park are actually the product of death and grief.