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McLean, Texas

1929 Phillips 66 Station

This refurbished gas station is one of the oldest in Texas, located on the original Route 66.
Palm Coast, Florida

The Rocks - Washington Oaks State Park

A secret, rocky playground hidden amongst the plain white beaches of the Florida coast.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia

Huge masonic hall in Philadelphia with lavishly themed rooms.
Bluff, Utah

17 Room Ruin

A well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan ruin tucked beneath a desert cliff.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Botanical Building and Lily Pond

Built for an exposition in 1915, these horticultural displays have stood the test of time.
Honolulu, Hawaii

The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

On Waikīkī Beach, a monument to four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirits who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawai'i.
Gardner, Illinois

2 Celled Jail

This tiny historic jail along Route 66 is the perfect fit for exactly one criminal and their partner-in-crime.
Wilmington, Illinois

Gemini Giant

This historic Illinois "Muffler Man" has been converted from axe-touting lumberjack to rocket-wielding space ace.
Washington, D.C.

U.S. Mint Coin Store

Coins and medals straight from the mint await visitors to this shop in the nation's capital.
Michigan City, Indiana

Mysterious Sinkholes of Mt. Baldy

A chilling disappearance (and rescue) of a child uncovers a geological mystery.
Chesterton, Indiana

City West Ghost Town

The site of a 19th century "dream city" that almost rivaled Chicago before being swallowed by the Indiana sand dunes.
Cleveland, Ohio

Church of the Holy Parking Structure

On the upper deck of this church-owned parking garage stand eight pillars topped with different Catholic saints.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The First Telephone in Las Vegas

The so-called "Father of Las Vegas" had the city's first telephone installed in his office in 1907.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Pluto Discovery Telescope

A planet-hunting astrograph built in the 1920s to seek out the so-called "Planet X" beyond Uranus.
Hillsboro, Ohio

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

How did a massive marine arthropod find its way to landlocked Ohio?
Evansville, Indiana

Bosse Field

The third-oldest baseball stadium in the United States is in a league of its own.
Newport, Rhode Island

Commodore Matthew Perry Monument

Dedicated to the explorer who opened Japan to the West.
Encinitas, California

Encinitas Boat Houses

These unusual houses look like giant boats that washed ashore on a residential street.
San Diego, California

El Campo Santo Cemetery

This historic graveyard was partially paved over to create a streetcar line.
Poland, Maine

Maine State Building

This World's Fair showpiece was built in Chicago, but shipped to Maine.
Halchita, Utah

Forrest Gump Point

The location where the iconic movie character declared it was time to go home.
Rome, New York

Fort Stanwix National Monument

An interesting look into 18th-century American history.
Rome, New York

Alley Oop Soldier

A 10-foot-tall concrete Alley Oop statue left over from World War II now stands on the side of the road.
Towaoc, Colorado

Ute Mountain Tribal Park

Ute tour guides have been sharing the ancient dwellings and rock art inside this large park with visitors for more than 40 years.