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Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
St. Louis, Missouri

USS Inaugural (1993-2013)

A floating museum that was sunk by a flood and left to rot in the tides.
Kansas City, Missouri

Dalí Collection at Hallmark Visitors Center

The famous greeting card maker owns a collection of paintings by the famed surrealist.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Art Alley

Thanks to a loophole in the property ownership this alleyway has become a cacophonous street gallery.
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Eagle Mountain

Minnesota's highest point is a scenic vista marked by a plaque and armies of mosquitoes.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
Des Moines, Iowa

Fong's Pizza

A popular pizza place that chose not to replace the original tenant's Chinese restaurant decor.
Madrid, Iowa

High Trestle Trail Bridge

Half a mile long and 13 stories high, the bridge over the Des Moines River Valley lights up the wide night vista.
Essex, Illinois

Jack Barker's Metal Art Sculpture Garden

Moving, mind-blowing metal sculpture work of an outsider artist.
Chicago, Illinois

The Museum of Holography

A Museum of Holography frozen in 1974.
Oak Park, Illinois

Park Grove Manor

Pumpkin-like gargoyles and grotesques peer down from the rooftop of this unassuming apartment building in Illinois.
Chicago, Illinois

The Hub

Once an ornate movie theater remade by Catholic Charities.
Chicago, Illinois

Rosenberg Statue

A goddess-topped water fountain in Chicago was created thanks to the dreams of a thirsty newsboy.
Chicago, Illinois

Pullman Historic District

First planned industrial community in the United States.
Chicago, Illinois

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

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

Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities

This morbid, delightful curiosity shop offers everything from animal bones to human teeth.
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Man Mound

The remains of a enormous earthen figure of unknown origins cuts across a rural Wisconsin road.
Rudolph, Wisconsin

Rudolph Grotto Gardens

Five acres of divinely inspired folk art.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Safe House

A place to eat for on-the-run agents and espionage enthusiasts.
Franklin, Kentucky

Octagon Hall Civil War Museum

A unique home built by Andrew Jackson Caldwell that also served as a military hospital.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of the few surviving "Wigwam"-themed motels.