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St. Louis, Missouri

The Magic House

The Magic House provides a beautiful and creative environment for curious youngsters to get their knowledge on.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
Chicago, Illinois

Shit Fountain

A giant bronze coil of feces is both a tribute to doggie defecation and a reminder to pick it up.
Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture.
Chicago, Illinois

Rainbo Club

Beloved bar home to musicians of all eras and reputations.
Chicago, Illinois

The Empty Bottle

A beloved Chicago music venue offering cold beer and lots of “Friendly."
Brookfield, Illinois

Galloping Ghost Arcade

What may be America's largest classic video game arcade lurks inconspicuously in a Chicago suburb.
Oak Park, Illinois

Park Grove Manor

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

Underground Railroad Memorial at McDonald's

A plaque marks a former safe house on the secret route, now hidden next to a McDonald's.
Forest Park, Illinois

Haymarket Martyrs Monument

Chicago’s incendiary role in the labor movement.
San Francisco , California

Yoda Fountain

There is no trying to fall in love with this Star Wars fountain, you just do or do not.
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-foot-diameter hole is touted as "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

45th Parallel Marker

Almost half-way between the Equator and North Pole.
Iron Mountain, Michigan

Pine Mountain 500

Largest outdoor staircase in the United States.
Iron River, Michigan

Iron County Historical Museum

Large pioneer village showcasing life during boom times.