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Cincinnati, Ohio

Statue of Abraham Lincoln at Lytle Park

One of the few beardless depictions of Lincoln, George Grey Barnard's 1917 was denounced by many—including Lincoln's own son.
Budapest, Hungary

Paul Street Boys Monument

A scene from one of Hungary's most famous novels.
Jersey City, New Jersey

JSQ Lounge

Prank calls to this place, originally the "Tube Bar," inspired the creation of a Simpsons character.
Denver, Colorado

Big Blue Bear

Overlooking the Colorado Convention Center is this giant sculpture made from thousands of triangles.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava Old Town Hall's Cannonball

Launched by Napoleon's soldiers more than 200 years ago, a cannonball remains embedded in the tower wall.
Asheville, North Carolina

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar.
Washington, D.C.

Laogai Museum

The first museum in the U.S. to address human rights issues in China.
Schwangau, Germany

MarienBrücke (Maria Bridge)

A unique bridge with an equally unique view.
West Terre Haute, Indiana

Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

A wartime promise becomes a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes.
Terre Haute, Indiana

'Crossroads of Kymaerica'

In an alley not far from where two great highways meet, byways of a very different sort are honored.
Terre Haute, Indiana

Smith Memorial Labyrinth

Modeled after the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, this small-town Indiana memorial labyrinth sits half a world away.
Bloomington, Indiana

Captain Janeway Statue

It's a unique monument honoring a great character who inspired a generation of young women to be more and pursue their dreams.
Bloomington, Indiana

Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection

The world's largest collection of mechanical puzzles is a cornucopia of analog bafflers.
Bloomington, Indiana

Brain Sculpture

The world's largest anatomically-accurate brain sculpture.
Bloomington, Indiana

Kinsey Institute Gallery

A lesser-known part of the Kinsey Institute is this impressive collection of art relating to human sexuality.
Bloomington, Indiana

The Garret

Ornate limestone building now filled with geologic specimens, and more.
Nashville, Indiana

The Sock Barn

Where hikers on the Tecumseh Trail can exchange a dirty sock for a free geode.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Moon Tree

A 30-year-old Sycamore tree grown from a seed taken to the moon and back.
Washington, D.C.

Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain

A spectacular tribute to statesman and philanthropist Andrew Mellon.
Washington, D.C.

Capital Pool Checkers

The former home of elite checkers battles of the Capital Pool Checkers Club.
Washington, D.C.

'Encore'

Washington D.C.'s most famous pianist, composer, and bandleader still tickles the ivories outside Howard Theater.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Canoe Club

This historic boathouse was constructed using salvaged lumber from burned barns.
Valparaiso, Indiana

Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University

This midcentury chapel is a bold architectural statement and a symbol of Indiana's Lutheran heritage.
Wheatfield, Indiana

Dunn’s Bridge

This bridge was constructed from the remains of the first Ferris wheel.