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Providence, Rhode Island

'Untitled (Lamp/Bear)'

This blue behemoth of a bear is a colorful homage to Brown University's mascot.
Providence, Rhode Island

Gun Totem

This 3,500 pound obelisk was constructed with more than 1,000 reclaimed guns.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
St. Louis, Missouri

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

A big museum full of little worlds.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Evanston, Illinois

Grosse Point Lighthouse

A historic beacon built in the aftermath of the worst maritime disaster on the Great Lakes.
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
Boston, Massachusetts

Fort Independence (Castle Island)

On a former island, this old fortification once used to protect the Boston Area and started Edgar Allan Poe in his military career.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mount Auburn Cemetery

This peaceful Massachusetts graveyard was one of the first "garden-style" cemeteries in America.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Lampoon Building

The headquarters of one of the world’s longest-running humor magazines bears a noticeable resemblance to a head wearing a Prussian helmet.
Boston, Massachusetts

Salada Tea Doors

The history of the tea trade is told in bas-relief on this historic pair of Boston doors.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Somerville, Massachusetts

Museum of Bad Art

Museum dedicated to awful artwork.
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
San Antonio, Texas

The Berlin Bear

The quirky gift from West Berlin for the 1968 World's Fair still stands in Hemisfair Park.
Berkeley, California

UC Berkeley's Nobel Laureate Parking Spaces

The Laureates here get something even more coveted than a Nobel Prize: free parking for life.
Boston, Massachusetts

Caffe Vittoria

The oldest Italian cafe in Boston, this spot also serves as a veritable museum of vintage coffee ephemera.
Boston, Massachusetts

World's Largest Air-Insulated Van de Graaff Generator

The massive machine creates cracking displays of indoor lightning.
Portland, Oregon

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Casually threatening atmosphere with dessert and coffee to die for.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!