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Chicago, Illinois

The Wieners Circle

A hot dog stand where the heads are just as hot as the dogs.
Chicago, Illinois

Puerto Rican Flag Sculptures

Huge abstract sculptures of the Puerto Rican Flag.
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park

Once called the "Polish Gold Coast" it is an icon of the neighborhood that bears its same name.
Chicago, Illinois

The 606 aka Bloomingdale Trail

The 606 is a decade in the making.
Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
Chicago, Illinois

Flat Iron Building

Not to be confused with the iconic New York City skyscraper, this Chicago building is a vibrant hub for artists.
Chicago, Illinois

North Avenue Baths Facade

Former bath house turns gastropub.
Chicago, Illinois

Inez Clarke Monument

A strange and haunting monument of unknown origin in the historic Graceland Cemetery.
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery

An enormous park-like oasis, full of famous Chicagoans' graves.
Chicago, Illinois

Eternal Silence

A haunting statue called "Eternal Silence" has quite the reputation among visitors with active imaginations.
Chicago, Illinois

Green Mill Jazz Club

A century-old hotspot for jazz, frequented by everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Al Capone.
Chicago, Illinois

Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities

This morbid, delightful curiosity shop offers everything from animal bones to human teeth.
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery

Chicago's largest cemetery is full of beautiful Victorian monuments and more than a few ghost stories.
Chicago, Illinois

Merz Apothecary

An antiquated German apothecary on Chicago's North Side, with a branch in the Palmer House Hotel downtown.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium

Chicago's North Park Village was once the largest municipal sanatorium in the country.
Chicago, Illinois

American Science and Surplus

A science teacher's dream.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
Huntsville, Alabama

MPTA-098

A propulsion engine testbed that paved the way for the Space Shuttle launch sits without recognition at this rocket center.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
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.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ugly Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

One Confederate statue that accurately reflects the ugliness of its subject.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."