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Seen here against the backdrop of the Monon Trail bridge, Rainbow Bridge is the main method of transit for cars crossing White River via Broad Ripple Village
Indianapolis, Indiana

Painted Rainbow Bridge

A flamboyantly decorated bridge signals diversity and fellowship at the entry to Indianapolis' Broad Ripple Village.
39.8713, -86.1429
Lincoln Highway Memorial
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
41.2369, -105.4363
Road Trip / EchoR9
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
40.7997, -113.8000
The snow sheds.
Truckee, California

Donner Pass Summit Tunnels

The now-abandoned tunnels were built for the transcontinental railroad on the route where the first wagon train entered California.
39.3156, -120.3207
Pyramid Lake
Reno, Nevada

Pyramid Lake

This Nevada lake holds not only its titular natural pyramid but if the legends are true, a number of baby ghosts as well.
40.0129, -119.5572
The Loneliest Road in America
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
39.4671, -117.0021
Metaphor: The Tree of Utah
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
40.7332, -113.5509
The original Saltair
Tooele, Utah

Saltair

This concert pavilion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake has been destroyed by fire, water, and disinterest but keeps coming back.
40.7471, -112.1882
Little America, Wyoming

Little America

Surrounded by a hundred mile radius of billboards, Little America is a roadside attraction whose primary appeal is hospitality.
41.5436, -109.8263
The concrete tower of Clingman's Dome.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
35.5629, -83.4985
Brevard White Squirrels
Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard White Squirrels

This Transylvania County city is home to a rare white squirrel population that is descended from an escaped carnival animal.
35.2334, -82.7343
The Jungle Room at Graceland.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
35.0460, -90.0230
Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
35.1489, -90.0528
Monarch Wine Company Ruins, June 2016
Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelleys Island Winery Ruins

These beautiful wineries were at the center of Lake Erie's "grape belt" back when the Midwest dominated American wine production.
41.6014, -82.7294
http://rayewing.com/projects/the-ancient-world-in-america-current/
Munfordville, Kentucky

Kentucky's Stonehenge

The creator relocated nearly every large rock he could find over 1000 acres in order to create his masterpiece.
37.2772, -85.8998
Wigwam Village No. 2. (Wikimedia Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of few surviving themed motels on Route 66.
37.1449, -85.9452
Chairs from Guntown's original chairlift lay rusty below it.
Cave City, Kentucky

Funtown Mountain

An abandoned theme park with a strange and tumultuous past.
37.1366, -85.9790
Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky. (Creative Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.
37.1358, -85.9830
Dead Children's Playground
Huntsville, Alabama

Dead Children's Playground

What else would you call a playground hidden in Alabama's oldest and largest cemetery?
34.7315, -86.5652
Spectre Set Ruins
Millbrook, Alabama

Spectre Set Ruins

The remains of a fairytale small town built for the film "Big Fish" still stand around a run down main street.
32.4480, -86.3316
Monongahela Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The country’s oldest funicular railway has been gliding up and down steepest Pittsburgh for nearly a century and a half.
40.4314, -80.0058
Moundsville, West Virginia

New Vrindaban Palace of Gold

Despite its lavish ornamentation, and wholesome lifestyle of its devotees, this mountain commune has faced its share of issues.
39.9668, -80.6067
One of the TNT Area's distinctive "igloo" bunkers
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

TNT Area

Scene of some of the infamous Mothman sightings.
38.9256, -82.0721
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out you were wrong.
38.1127, -86.9173