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Germantown, Maryland

Earthoid Water Tank

The whole world in one water tank.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

A morbid gateway to an Alaskan town prides itself on the hunting history it represents.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
Cornish, New Hampshire

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The summer home and later final residence of acclaimed American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Homer, Alaska

Salty Dawg Saloon

Buy your friend a drink or staple some cash to the wall for the next guy at the Salty Dawg Saloon.
Skagway, Alaska

The Golden North Hotel

A classic gold rush hotel can be expected to pick up some ghosts along the way, and the Golden North is no exception.
Gustavus, Alaska

Glacier Bears of Glacier Bay National Park

A rare kind of blue bear can be found chiefly in the national park that shares its name.
Washington, D.C.

Chinatown Barnes Dance

The unique traffic pattern named for an influential urban planner is also known as the Pedestrian Scramble.
Rockport, Texas

The Big Tree

The tree is thought to be the oldest oak in Texas and was once crowned state champion for its monumental size.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

The titular fictional logger only inhabits this otherwise historically focussed museum via a piece of fiberglass kitsch.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S.S. Cairo

This iron and wood Civil War city-ship was the first vessel to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo.
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Military Aviation Museum

A museum dedicated exclusively to aircraft used in the military.
Fitzgerald, Georgia

Jefferson Davis Capture Site

The site where Confederate president Jefferson Davis was finally taken down has been marked with a bust that leaves that part out.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Alma, Arkansas

Popeye Statue

Bronze statue marks the spinach capital of the world.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Coliseum

A historic arena where The Beatles played their first concert in the U.S.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions.
Washington, D.C.

Water Gate at the Watergate Complex

Before Nixon, "watergate" meant canals.
Tilden, Texas

Boot Hill Cemetery

"They died with their boots on."
Sarasota, Florida

Pinecraft

This Florida resort community is where the Amish come to have fun in the sun.
Kissimmee, Florida

Monument of States

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, rocks and fossils from every U.S. state were collected into a pyramid of national unity.