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Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Capitol Cupola

Journey up the capitol building's cupola for an amazing view of Topeka.
Berryville, Arkansas

Home-Built Razorback Hog

Giant papier mache hog sits on private property.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Christ of the Ozarks

This monumental Jesus is often referred to as "Our Milk Carton With Arms."
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Pivot Rock Park

This century-old roadside attraction is full of bizarre rock formations.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Basin Park Hotel

An extravagant western hotel where every floor is the "ground floor."
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

Haunted hotel, built on natural springs, once served as a hospital for a quack doctor promising cancer cures.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
Ridgedale, Missouri

Bat Bar in Lost Canyon Cave

If there's another drive-through golf-cart bar in a bat-filled cave on top of a mountain, we don't know about it.
Kansas City, Missouri

Boy and Frog Fountain

A beloved, quirky little fountain featuring a large frog spitting water at a naked boy.
Washington, D.C.

Ben's Chili Bowl Mural

A gorgeous mural outside a beloved D.C. restaurant pays homage to famous Black Americans.
Washington, D.C.

USS Missouri Model Ship

The U.S. Navy’s preposterously detailed mini battleship took 77,000 hours to complete.
Washington, D.C.

Man Controlling Trade

A muscular Art Deco monument represents the struggle between regulators and unbridled markets.
Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Center Point

A little marble compass above George Washington's (empty) tomb in the Capitol marks where D.C.'s four quadrants intersect.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

This recently restored timepiece has stood all around Kansas City.
Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Temple United Methodist Church

This church built atop a gas station promises to "equip you for the next stage in your life’s journey."
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
Washington, D.C.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

The national park was once a plantation estate.
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Boston Avenue Methodist Church

One of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Point Roberts, Washington

Point Roberts

An American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula where strict adherence to the "49th parallel rule" became problematic.