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Madison, Wisconsin

Forest Products Laboratory

Where experiments are conducted on all things wood.
Madison, Wisconsin

Lost City Forest

The arboretum whose marshy soil sucked up the dreams of housing developers.
Madison, Wisconsin

Annie Stewart Memorial Fountain

A largely forgotten and touching neoclassical marble fountain overlooking a bear mound effigy.
Madison, Wisconsin

L.R. Ingersoll Physics Museum

A hundred-year-old museum filled with giant physics toys and experiments designed by grad students.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

King Neptune Sundial

On Hilton Head Island this bronze King of the Sea rules all things briny—and lets you know if you’re late for lunch.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Savannah, Georgia

Rousakis Plaza Echo Square

"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Clarksville, Indiana

Colgate Clock

The massive, original Colgate Clock is mounted on a defunct factory building that was once a prison.
Louisville, Kentucky

The Witches' Tree

Locals place their offerings on this nightmarish gnarled tree so the witches won't summon another storm.
Louisville, Kentucky

Shrine of Saints Magnus and Bonosa

The only building in Louisville (hopefully) that contains two ancient holy skeletons.
Louisville, Kentucky

Belle of Louisville

The oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat still navigates the Ohio River.
Louisville, Kentucky

Golden Statue of David

The Midwestern United States' tribute to Michelangelo is a foam statue sprayed with gaudy gold paint.
Kearney, Missouri

Watkins Woolen Mill

One of America's first planned communities is preserved in a state park.
Falls City, Nebraska

Veteran’s Memorial Park

A eclectic collection of military memorabilia.
St. Joseph, Missouri

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The history of the treatment of mental illness, illustrated in all its gory detail, and housed in an asylum.