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Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
La Puente, California

Donut Hole

“It's the quality” (but probably also the drive-through donut tunnel) that has attracted diners since 1968.
Redlands, California

Lincoln Memorial Shrine

The only museum and archive west of the Mississippi that is dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town—occupied for only 12 years—was once home to more than 500 silver mines.
Yermo, California

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner & Diner-Saur Park

Like a kitschy mirage in the Mojave, this eatery serves up classic 50s-style diner meals and a dinosaur sculpture garden.
Arcadia, California

Denny's Windmill

A relic from a forgotten bakery chain still spins atop a diner.
Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood's oldest hotel is the site of the first Academy Awards, the birthplace of Marilyn Monroe's career, and the home of Montgomery Clift's ghost.
Edina, Minnesota

Southdale Center Shopping Mall

Opened in 1956, the first modern indoor shopping mall in the world was inspired by the shopping arcades found in European cities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Owamni

The dishes at this restaurant by The Sioux Chef celebrate indigenous heritage.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Curator's Office

A Borgesian work of art that may blur the line between fiction and reality a little too convincingly.
Kyoto, Japan

Nishiki Market

This 700-year-old street food market features baby octopus and soy donuts.
Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

F. Scott Fitzgerald House

The home where a lovestruck Fitzgerald wrote his first published novel, "This Side of Paradise."
Saint Paul, Minnesota

"Princess Kay of the Milky Way" Butter Heads

Each year, one talented artist puts on a show sculpting twelve butter-based busts of dairy princesses.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year.
Alexandria, Minnesota

Big Ole

America's largest viking stands in a Minnesota city that believes it was visited by the ancient nords.
Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo Wood Chipper

"...I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?"
Regent, North Dakota

Enchanted Highway Sculptures

One man's quest to save his town with a trail of record-breaking sculptures.
New Salem, North Dakota

Salem Sue

The world's largest Holstein cow.
Worden, Montana

Pompey's Pillar

The last physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark trail is one of their autographs etched into this giant rock.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washburn Park Water Tower

Eight "Guardians of Health" protect this art deco water tower from pollutants and bacteria.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Red Wing, Minnesota

World's Largest Boot

Inside this museum resides a boot fit for a giant.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pavek Museum

Explore the History & Technology of Electronic Communication