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Places visited in South Bend, Indiana
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Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

Circus cemetery for all the “showmen under God’s big top.”
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.
Crawfordsville, Indiana

Rotary Jail Museum

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

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Dusseldorf, Germany

Rheinturm

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

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

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

The Womb

Psychedelic arts center founded by the frontman of the Flaming Lips.
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

The Toy and Action Figure Museum

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

Blue Mustang

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

Rodeo Animal Cemetery

Behind the Cowboy Hall of Fame is a burial ground for good horses and a famed rodeo bull.
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.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The American Pigeon Museum

Celebrate the history of the rich and truly misunderstood relationship between man and pigeon.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

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

Lake Michigan Triangle

Paranormal activity on the great lakes.
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

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

"Stumpy" John Silver

This stuffed pigeon of war had the very serious name "John Silver" until he lost a leg in battle.
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.
Kokomo, Indiana

Kokomo Hum

Low-frequency noise compared to an idling train can only be heard by some of this industrial town's residents.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum.
Michigan City, Indiana

Mysterious Sinkholes of Mt. Baldy

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

Studebaker National Museum

This museum collects over a century of automobile history including the iconic car from The Muppet Movie.
South Bend, Indiana

East Race Waterway

The first artificial white water river course in North America cuts right through an Indiana city.