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A polished Petoskey Stone.
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Petoskey State Park

A popular place to pick up prehistoric coral fossils from the time when Michigan was an ocean.
45.4019, -84.9072
Much of District 12 followed the path of Interstate 85
Mooresville, North Carolina

North Carolina's 12th Congressional District

Formerly the most gerrymandered district in the U.S., it twisted and turned along racial borders.
35.5871, -80.7082
Maryland's 3rd Congressional District.
Halethorpe, Maryland

Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

A winding district gerrymandered into the shape of a mantis.
39.2389, -76.6812
Adams family crypt beneath the United First Parish Church.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Abigail Adams' Grave

The nation's second-ever First Lady urged the founding fathers to "remember the ladies."
42.2529, -71.0023
Lake Michigan's Bermuda Triangle
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Lake Michigan Triangle

Paranormal activity on the great lakes.
44.0886, -87.6576
135 ft Peachoid water tower
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
35.0953, -81.6859
The Evoluon glowing at night.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Evoluon

A UFO-shaped event building originally intended to be a science museum showcasing the future.
51.4435, 5.4469
Meyers Ace Hardware.
Chicago, Illinois

Meyers Ace Hardware

An unassuming store hides relics of its former life as the jazz club that hosted some of the best black performers of the 1920s and '30s.
41.8309, -87.6186
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
49.3592, -0.8532
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery

Chicago's largest cemetery is full of beautiful Victorian monuments and more than a few ghost stories.
41.9865, -87.6752
Perimeter of the garden
Arlington, Virginia

The Graves of Robert E. Lee's Garden

Soldiers were buried next to Lee's house in the center of Arlington Cemetery to dissuade the general from reclaiming his property after the war.
38.8811, -77.0726
Central sculpture in front of wall bearing internment camp names
Washington, D.C.

Memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism in World War II

An unassuming, powerful monument north of the U.S. Capitol bears witness to the resilience of Japanese Americans during a time of grave injustice.
38.8946, -77.0106
The Watergate Steps.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Steps

Decades before the scandal, this staircase on the river was a literal "water gate."
38.8893, -77.0526
Zero Milestone
Washington, D.C.

Zero Milestone

A monument in Washington D.C. marks the spot from which all other roads were supposed to stem.
38.8951, -77.0366
(Flickr/dcmaster)
New York, New York

Titanic Memorial

Lower Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown.
40.7076, -74.0037
The Jungle Room at Graceland.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
35.0460, -90.0230
Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
35.1393, -90.0377
One of the Peabody Ducks takes the stage.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.
35.1427, -90.0518
Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
41.8925, -87.6313
As there are no street signs on Carroll Avenue, people spray paint both locations and overhead cross streets to keep others from getting lost
Chicago, Illinois

Carroll Avenue

A little-known subterranean street runs under some of the best-known buildings in Chicago's River North.
41.8885, -87.6325
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
41.8822, -87.6283
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
41.8789, -87.6363