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Lebanon, Tennessee

Cedars of Lebanon State Park

This park contains one of the largest concentrations of cedar glades, a unique and rare ecosystem.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Lightning Rod

The monument's pointy aluminum tip has been melted down by repeated lightning strikes.
Cloquet, Minnesota

Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station

The famed architect designed this Minnesota gas station of the future with a lookout tower.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

3M Birthplace Museum

This institution celebrates the happy accidents of uncommon sticktoitiveness.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

The Painted Church

A priest with no formal artistic training used basic house paint to create gorgeous religious scenes inside this historic church.
Traverse City, Michigan

The River Guardian

A 12-foot sculpture serves as a constant reminder of the importance of protecting and restoring the Boardman River.   
Traverse City, Michigan

Doug Murdick’s Rooftop Box of Fudge

For more than 50 years, an iconic sign has greeted visiting “fudgies” to the Traverse City area.
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that inspired a Chippewa legend.
Leland, Michigan

Wreck of the Francisco Morazan

The rusted remains of an ill-fated freighter lie just off the coast of South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan.
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of the few surviving "Wigwam"-themed motels.
La Pointe, Wisconsin

Apostle Island Sea Caves

These Great Lakes sea caves accessible by boat in the summer turn into temples of ice reachable by foot in the winter.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Split Rock Lighthouse

This picturesque cliffside beacon no longer calls to sailors but shines once a year in honor of a famous shipwreck.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Iona's Beach

The pink rocks tinkle like millions of tiny bells at this "singing" beach.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

White House Taping System

The origin of the Nixon tapes is rooted in technological incompetence as much as secrecy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fish Ladder Park

An angular maze of concrete in Grand Rapids acts both as public art and as a staircase for fish traveling upstream.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Handfuls of Small Stones

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, a marker honors the creation story of a proud fictional culture.
Douglas, Michigan

New Singapore

In the fictional Kcymaerxthereal times, an island nation ran aground at this spot and those rescued were brought to these, the halcyon shores of Lake Kalamazoo.
Holland, Michigan

Nozoimi

Outside Hope College in Holland, Michigan, a marker honors a University without people from the fictional Kcymaerxthaereal times.
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.