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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.
Ray, Ohio

Leo Petroglyph

A slab of sandstone covered with mysterious 1,000-year-old rock carvings from a vanished North American culture.
Bellefontaine, Ohio

Campbell Hill

In this relatively flat state the highest point is an honored place.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
Waco, Texas

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Official museum, hall of fame, and repository of the Texas Rangers.
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
Llano, Texas

Baby Head Cemetery

This grimly-titled Texas cemetery is all that remains of a Wild West settlement with possibly the worst name.
Waxahachie, Texas

Munster Mansion

A Victorian mansion, painstakingly reproduced to appear just as the the Munster's family home did on TV.
Waxahachie, Texas

Cowboy Church of Ellis County

Baptisms in troughs and post-sermon rodeos at the world's biggest cowboy church.
Denton, Texas

Goatman's Bridge

A registered historic landmark shrouded in unsettling local legends.
Meade, Kansas

Dalton Gang Hideout & Museum

This Wild West attraction is probably more fiction than history, but that doesn't mean it's not awesome.
Clarksville, Texas

Becknell Cemetery

The final resting place of Captain William Becknell, the Old West frontiersman who forged the Santa Fe Trail.