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San Francisco, California

Hang Ah Tea Room

The oldest dim sum restaurant in the United States is a nostalgic jewel.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Café Lafitte in Exile

One of the oldest continuously-operated gay bars in the United States is allegedly haunted by Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.
Cordele, Georgia

Titan I Missile

A real (but thankfully not live) missile stands tall as a monument to the United States military in the small town of Cordele.
Ashburn, Georgia

Giant Peanut Monument

Sometimes there's only one way to prove how proud you are of something so small—build a monument to tell the world.
Nashville, Tennessee

President James K. Polk's Tomb

The grave of America's 11th president is not in some grand monument but instead it's hidden away on the grounds of the Tennessee Capital.
Bellefontaine, Ohio

Campbell Hill

In this relatively flat state the highest point is an honored place.
Lynn, Indiana

Hoosier Hill

The highest point in Indiana is curated by an Eagle scout but may be in danger of losing its record to a nearby garbage pile.
Centerville, Indiana

Warm Glow Candle Outlet

A giant lumpy candle serves as a beacon for this highly scented pit stop.
Canton, Ohio

William McKinley Memorial

The 25th President's marble casket can be visited in this classical Ohio tomb.
Canton, Ohio

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Mausoleums, astronomy, and animatronic dinosaurs at this memorial to an assassinated American president.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

James A. Garfield's Memorial and Tomb

The only presidential monument to display a late POTUS's actual casket.
Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House and Museum

The home made famous by the 1983 holiday classic is now a perfectly preserved shrine to the movie.
Marion, Ohio

President Warren G. Harding's Tomb

This presidential tomb was not dedicated until years after Harding's death due to personal controversy.
Valparaiso, Indiana

Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University

This midcentury chapel is a bold architectural statement and a symbol of Indiana's Lutheran heritage.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Banded Iron Formation Stone

A physical reminder of Earth's ancient past, this rock results from the photosynthetic processes of some of the oldest forms of life.
Indianapolis, Indiana

John Dillinger's Grave

The body of one of the world's most famous outlaws is covered in cement and iron to prevent it from being stolen.
Indianapolis, Indiana

'Twisted House'

Nature and art meet in this curvy creation
Louisville, Kentucky

Heigold House

This 19th century mansion façade adorned with immigrant patriotism is a symbol of Louisville’s history.
Hamilton, Ohio

Hollow Earth Monument

A memorial for an outsider theorist who believed that the planet is actually hollow.
Fairfield, Ohio

Jungle Jim's International Market

An unusual, super-sized grocery adventure awaits in an Ohio suburb.
North Bend, Ohio

President William Henry Harrison's Monument and Tomb

This tower-tomb honors a president who only held office for a little over a month but dedicated his life to his country.
Mitchell, Indiana

Virgil I. Gus Grissom Rocket Monument

This memorial to the Mercury Seven astronaut stands at the site of his former elementary school.
Casey, Illinois

World Records of Casey, Illinois

The world's largest collection of the world's largest objects is in one small Illinois town.
Iowa City, Iowa

World’s Largest Wooden Nickel

This 16-foot-diameter wooden coin has been standing in Iowa City since 2006.