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Danbury, Connecticut

John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant

After the comedian dissed a Connecticut town on his show, they named a sewage treatment plant after him.
Madison, Wisconsin

Lamp House

Hidden away in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a nearly forgotten home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for a childhood friend.
Madison, Wisconsin

Old Abe

A renowned Civil War veteran, this Bald eagle now presides over the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Madison, Wisconsin

Badger Sculpture of the USS Wisconsin

Comprised of Spanish war cannons, this sculpture once graced the bow of a WWI warship.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Hot Springs presents to you "the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing."
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
Eglon, West Virginia

Our Lady of the Pines

This claimant to the title of "smallest church in the 48 states" doubles as an equally tiny, quasi-post office.
Eglon, West Virginia

Hoye-Crest

The highest point in Maryland is only accessible by hiking through another state.
Washington, D.C.

George Washington University's River Horse

The hippo that stands on this university campus was once a drunken flea market purchase.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Birthplace of the Steamboat

A monument marks the location of the first successful steamboat demonstration.
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned hospital that sparks interest for lovers of the supernatural.
St Paul, Minnesota

Western Sculpture Park

An underappreciated sculpture garden just a few blocks from the capitol building.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

School Patrol Flagpole

This plaque marks the spot where the first crossing guards helped get kids safely to school.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

'Miracle on Ice' Statue

This statue of Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks immortalizes one of the greatest moments in American sports history.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Owamni

The dishes at this restaurant by The Sioux Chef celebrate indigenous heritage.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Rathskeller Cafe

A 115-year-old restored German dining hall awaits those who venture beneath the Minnesota State Capitol.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Walnut Grove, Minnesota

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Pageant

Elaborate drama imparts an appreciation for 19th century hardships.
Montrose, South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park

A roadside collection of over-sized iron creations that are a bit more macabre than most.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Falls Park

More than 7,000 gallons of water pour over these cascading red quartzite waterfalls every second.
Pipestone, Minnesota

Giant Pipe of Pipestone

A town honors its legacy of traditional American Indian pipe carving with one gigantic pipe.