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Rock with the devil's footprint imprinted in its surface
Manchester, Maine

Devil’s Footprint

A strange mark in the stone fence of a cemetery fabled to have been made by the Devil himself.
44.3635, -69.8693
The Kettle House in Galveston, Texas
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
29.2045, -94.9444
Hatch Show Print at dusk
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.
36.1582, -86.7768
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
36.1497, -86.8132
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

A 90-year-old underground water reservoir offers a more industrial kind of tranquility.
29.7624, -95.3764
Great blue heron taxidermy
Anniston, Alabama

Anniston Museum

A natural history museum with an extensive collection of bird dioramas.
33.6961, -85.8158
Anniston, Alabama

The Gigantic Chair of Anniston

What Better Place to Take a Seat?
33.6526, -85.8295
Anniston, Alabama

Berman Museum of World History

A strange history museum, with items accumulated by a pair of globe trotting spies.
33.6949, -85.8191
Ballard Carnegie Library, 2013, home to its latest tenant, Kangaroo & Kiwi
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

Always a new use for this old building.
47.6689, -122.3834
Untitled (Johnson Pit #30)
Kent, Washington

Untitled (Johnson Pit #30)

Tasked with beautifying a disused stretch of industrial land one artist filled a hole with grass.
47.4072, -122.2840
Carl S. English Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens

A young botanist's horticultural vision realized through a lifetime of planting, tending, and collecting seeds.
47.6667, -122.3975
Viewing windows in the lock.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again.
47.6667, -122.3981
Seattle, Washington

Hi-Life / Fire Station No. 18

Seasonal, Pacific Northwest cuisine served in a 101 year old firehouse.
47.6684, -122.3830
Bop Street Records
Seattle, Washington

Bop Street Records

A vinyl-lover's Shangri-La.
47.6688, -122.3857
Fremont Bridge
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
47.6476, -122.3498
Seattle, Washington

Bergen Place Park and Mural

A commemorative mural in this tiny Ballard park honors the neighborhood's rich Scandinavian ties, particularly with Seattle's Norwegian sister city Bergen.
47.6680, -122.3847
Ballard bell tower
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

A 1,000 pound brass bell commemorates a time when this small maritime neighborhood was actually its own separate city.
47.6676, -122.3847
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
47.6042, -122.3390
The zebra family
Mentor, Ohio

Judy's Jungle

A fiberglass jungle, deep in the wilds of the Cleveland suburbs.
41.6806, -81.3299
The Cleveland Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Arcade

Funded by John D. Rockefeller, this is one of the earliest, and most beautiful, shopping arcades in America.
41.5000, -81.6903
The line in the sand.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
29.4260, -98.4861
Cowboy Church
Waxahachie, Texas

Cowboy Church of Ellis County

Baptisms in troughs and post-sermon rodeos at the world's biggest cowboy church.
32.4281, -96.8643
Cinnamon Kandy
San Antonio, Texas

Cinnamon Kandy the Circus Elephant

For over 75 years, this cute stone statue has warmed the hearts of San Antonio.
29.4617, -98.4673
The massive wooden nickel.
San Antonio, Texas

Old Time Wooden Nickel Company

A 2,500-pound wooden nickel makes this woodworking museum easy to spot from the road.
29.4565, -98.4563