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Quite a collection
Winamac, Indiana

World of Motorcycles Museum

A large collection of motorbikes with some impressive gems.
41.1579, -86.7725
Treasury Street.
St. Augustine, Florida

Treasury Street

St. Augustine's record-setting narrow street was designed to protect against pirates.
29.8936, -81.3129
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

This Spanish fort is made entirely of seashell and concrete.
29.7174, -81.2309
Ruins of the Bulow Plantation
Flagler Beach, Florida

Bulow Plantation Ruins

The ruins of this ante-bellum sugar plantation are the end result of a Seminole attack during the Florida Wars of 1836.
29.4351, -81.1423
St. Augustine, Florida

Old Spanish Trail Zero Milestone

In this case, 'zero' marks the spot where the iconic Old Spanish Trail ends.
29.8984, -81.3144
The proud legacy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
29.9068, -81.3149
Times Beach, Missouri
Eureka, Missouri

Times Beach, Missouri

This former small town was destroyed not by the motor oil it sprayed the ground with but by the toxic waste that was added.
38.5029, -90.5935
The interior of Shaker's Cigar Bar
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Shaker's Cigar Bar

Once a speakeasy operated by Al Capone, this Milwaukee cigar bar is now a haven for ghost hunters.
43.0268, -87.9125
"Time for Fun", Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida

Time for Fun

This statue inspired by Renoir's famous painting embodies the jovial spirit of Key West.
24.5584, -81.8068
Rooster Cemetery.
Key West, Florida

Blue Heaven Rooster Cemetery

A small poultry graveyard in the courtyard of a popular Key West watering hole.
24.5517, -81.8028
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Musical Legends Park
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
29.9558, -90.0684
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
29.3614, -98.4783
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park, built in 1915.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park)

Home to the Amorphophallus titanum "Corpse Flower," which is among the largest flowers in the world and also smells powerfully of rotting flesh when in bloom.
44.9798, -93.1480
Coke fountain at Schimpff’s
Jeffersonville, Indiana

Schimpff's Confectionery

This candy shop has been serving up sweets to the Louisville area since the 1850s.
38.2726, -85.7414
American Gothic Barn from northwest
Mount Vernon, Iowa

American Gothic Barn

A hidden barn-sized rendition of Grant Wood's most famous, and most parodied, painting.
41.9174, -91.4894
View from the south bank looking north at Mays Island where Cedar Rapids City Hall and Linn County Courthouse are located.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids Municipal Island

One of just a few cities in the world to base their center of government on an island. Others: Paris and Osaka.
41.9756, -91.6702
Mansion Exterior
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pabst Mansion

A giant, Gilded Age mansion that once belonged to the beer baron of Milwaukee.
43.0392, -87.9380
The Sinclair Dinosaur of the Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, Illinois

Brookfield Zoo's Sinclair Dinosaur

It was originally part of a "terrible lizards" collection at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
41.8350, -87.8336
Aerial view of the Rockies, Plaines and Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
41.7910, -87.5829
Ecclesiastical angels by Tiffany Studios at the Driehaus Museum of Stained Glass.
Chicago, Illinois

Stained Glass at Navy Pier

A display of magnificent stained glass windows is the first exhibit of its kind.
41.8917, -87.6085
Wilson Avenue crib
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Water Cribs

These chunky stone towers out in Lake Michigan are the key to Chicago’s drinking water.
41.8918, -87.5665
Twin Arrows Trading Post
Flagstaff, Arizona

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins

A pair of giant roadside arrows are all that remains of a former Route 66 trading post.
35.1611, -111.2793
Standin' On the Corner Park
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town.
35.0235, -110.6977