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Jefferson, Texas

Union Missionary Baptist Church

This historic Civil War church has survived over a century of racial turmoil but still stands as a reminder of the town's roots.
Grand Saline, Texas

The Salt Palace

A small "palace" and museum made of, and devoted entirely, to salt.
San Antonio, Texas

Rosita's Bridge

An ivy-covered arch bridge dedicated to Tejano music singer and legend Rosita Fernandez.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Durant, Oklahoma

World's Largest Peanut

No matter what the plaque under this massive legume says, this is not the world's largest peanut.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.
Wichita Falls, Texas

Newby-McMahon Building

World's smallest skyscraper, the product of a remarkable con.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers that collect the sun's rays to light up the night.
Carthage, Texas

Last Remaining Boundary Marker for the Republic of Texas

The only international border marker within the United States.
Hazard, Kentucky

Mother Goose House

An enormous goose sits atop this nest-shaped home.
Clayhole, Kentucky

Troublesome Creek

Origin of the blue-skinned Fugates of eastern Kentucky.
Junction, Texas

Deer Horn Tree

A curious cone-shaped structure made of wire and covered with antlers.
Oak Hill, West Virginia

Hank Williams Death Monument

A humble plaque marks the site where the country music legend was found dead in his Cadillac.
Miamisburg, Ohio

Miamisburg Mound

The largest ancient burial mound in Ohio.
Vandalia, Illinois

The Kaskaskia Dragon

Buy a token from the liquor store and you can make this beast spew flames on command.
Springfield, Illinois

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

One of the largest carillons in the world, this giant instrument has 67 cast-iron bells played by a keyboard.
Springfield, Illinois

Proud Raven Totem Pole

Abraham Lincoln's likeness rests at the top of this giant totem pole.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Springfield, Illinois

Mr. Accordion's Grave

The empty tomb that houses the memories of Roy Bertelli's revenge.
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
Peoria, Illinois

Uniroyal Gal

This rare female version of the Muffler Man has its clothes removed each summer to signal the start of pool season.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
St. Louis, Missouri

1904 World's Fair Flight Cage

What was meant to be a temporary exhibit is now a permanent fixture at the St. Louis Zoo filled with beautiful birds.