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Places visited in Arcola, Illinois
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wizard Quest

A theme park attraction designed to turn your children into LARPers.
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

Cave-In-Rock

River pirates, murderous bandits, and serial killers used this Illinois cave as their debauched hideout.
Carbondale, Illinois

Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park

In the loving memory of a tragically deceased role-player this Illinois park is decked out with both dungeons and dragons.
Arcola, Illinois

Hippie Memorial

This folk art wall claims to be the world's one and only memorial to the bygone age of hippies.
Arcola, Illinois

Rockome Gardens - An Amish Themepark

You were once able to challenge a chicken to tic-tac-toe at this park, which is now converted into the Aikman Wildlife Adventure.
St. Louis, Missouri

World's Largest Amoco Sign

This titanic oil company sign is a reminder of the Americana boom of the 70's and also its commoditization.
St. Louis, Missouri

Cotton Belt Freight Depot

An abandoned factory along the Mississippi coated by a giant mural.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
Alto Pass, Illinois

Bald Knob Cross of Peace

Even with its slightly risible name this colossal cross is still able to inspire awe.
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal crucifix is just short enough to avoid the FAA.