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Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

Circus cemetery for all the “showmen under God’s big top.”
33.9987, -95.5012
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Grave of Elmer McCurdy

A funhouse dummy that turned out to be a real life mummy, Elmer McCurdy is an urban legend come true.
35.8979, -97.4067
Rotary Jail Museum
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Rotary Jail Museum

The first spinning jail built in the United States is the only one that still turns.
40.0428, -86.9015
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
37.2136, -86.1548
Rheinturm
Dusseldorf, Germany

Rheinturm

This futuristic German television spire is actually the world's largest digital clock.
51.2179, 6.7617
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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980
Buffalo herd in the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

American bison herd descending directly from a Bronx Zoo breeding program that saved the species from extinction.
34.7109, -98.6140
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Womb

Psychedelic arts center founded by the frontman of the Flaming Lips.
35.4773, -97.5133
The Toy and Action Figure Museum
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

The Toy and Action Figure Museum

The world's only museum devoted solely to the art and collection of action figures.
34.7401, -97.2196
Blue Mustang
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
39.8342, -104.6759
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rodeo Animal Cemetery

Behind the Cowboy Hall of Fame is a burial ground for good horses and a famed rodeo bull.
35.5352, -97.4831
Galloping Bugle Boy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Sitting in the arguable birthplace of the Wild West, this museum holds the largest collection of bronco busting bric-a-brac in the world.
35.5357, -97.4833
The American Pigeon Museum
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The American Pigeon Museum

Celebrate the history of the rich and truly misunderstood relationship between man and pigeon.
35.5361, -97.4703
Lincoln Tomb
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
39.8232, -89.6558
Lake Michigan's Bermuda Triangle
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Lake Michigan Triangle

Paranormal activity on the great lakes.
44.0886, -87.6576
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.
42.7875, -86.1089
Dayton, Ohio

"Stumpy" John Silver

This stuffed pigeon of war had the very serious name "John Silver" until he lost a leg in battle.
39.7811, -84.1101
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Auburn, Indiana

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

A singular collection of hand-built art deco cars are held in a building with style to match.
41.3558, -85.0575
President Obama visits the Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Indiana, thought by some to be the source of the hum.
Kokomo, Indiana

Kokomo Hum

Low-frequency noise compared to an idling train can only be heard by some of this industrial town's residents.
40.4864, -86.1336
Photo of one of the lions from J.H. Patterson's book "The Man-eaters of Tsavo", 1907
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
41.8662, -87.6186
U-505
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum.
41.7906, -87.5831
A view from the top of the dune.
Michigan City, Indiana

Mysterious Sinkholes of Mt. Baldy

A chilling disappearance (and rescue) of a child uncovers a geological mystery.
41.7112, -86.9250
Studebaker National Museum
South Bend, Indiana

Studebaker National Museum

This museum collects over a century of automobile history including the iconic car from The Muppet Movie.
41.6746, -86.2618
East Race Waterway
South Bend, Indiana

East Race Waterway

The first man-made white water course in America cuts right through an Indiana city.
41.6769, -86.2446