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The Green Mound
Ponce Inlet, Florida

The Green Mound

One of the largest Native American shell middens stands 30 feet tall.
29.1137, -80.9500
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
46.0519, 14.5102
Chicago, Illinois

North Avenue Baths Facade

Former bath house turns gastropub.
41.9104, -87.6790
Chicago, Illinois

Rainbo Club

Beloved bar home to musicians of all eras and reputations.
41.9028, -87.6774
Tin Man at Oz Park.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This Oz-themed public park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
41.9209, -87.6457
Chicago, Illinois

American Science and Surplus

A science teacher's dream.
41.9769, -87.7697
Chicago, Illinois

Former Home of MTV’s “The Real World Chicago"

Location of the Real World's disastrous, and protested, eleventh season.
41.9106, -87.6764
Niles, Illinois

Leaning Tower of Niles

Half-sized replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa built to honor Galileo.
42.0125, -87.7841
Entrance to Bohemian National Cemetery. (Wikimedia Commons)
Chicago, Illinois

Bohemian National Cemetery

Cemetery featuring rare glass-fronted columbarium.
41.9763, -87.7282
Chicago, Illinois

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's "Hot Dog" Stand.
41.9321, -87.6976
Chicago, Illinois

The Empty Bottle

A beloved Chicago music venue offering cold beer and lots of “Friendly."
41.9004, -87.6868
Chicago, Illinois

Puerto Rican Flag Sculptures

Huge abstract sculptures of the Puerto Rican Flag.
41.9030, -87.6870
McDonald's First Store Museum
Des Plaines, Illinois

McDonald's First Store Museum

Despite its name, this fast food museum is actually a replica of the ninth McDonald's store.
42.0461, -87.8861
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded.
41.8927, -87.7951
Schaumburg, Illinois

The Awaking Muse

The face of a woman pushes its way through the earth.
42.0268, -88.0677
Jospeh F. Lizzadro, Sr. holding a 675 carat blue topaz
Elmhurst, Illinois

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Museum dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stones.
41.8953, -87.9424
St. Charles, Illinois

Al Capone's Hideaway & Steakhouse

A onetime gangsters' hideaway where you can dine on steaks, fine wines, and cigars just like they once did.
41.9679, -88.3075
The Farnsworth House
Plano, Illinois

The Farnsworth House

Tour the luxe "glass cage" that inspired and unnerved the architecture world upon its debut.
41.6350, -88.5357
The Viking today.
Geneva, Illinois

The Viking

A replica viking ship from the Chicago World's Fair is still in dry dock in an Illinois park.
41.8933, -88.2906
Batavia, Illinois

Fabyan Windmill

Arguably the best example of an authentic Dutch windmill in the United States, rivaling its counterparts in the Netherlands.
41.8770, -88.3035
The Collider Detector at Fermilab.
Batavia, Illinois

Fermilab

World's second largest particle accelerator, where nature reveals its secrets.
41.8319, -88.2572
Cruger-dePeyster Sugar Mill Ruins
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Cruger-dePeyster Sugar Mill Ruins

Despite being made of a seashell mortar, the crumbling remains of this historic Florida mill are still standing.
29.0258, -80.9270
Ponce Inlet Light
Ponce Inlet, Florida

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

The third tallest lighthouse in America once guided author Stephen Crane to safety.
29.0806, -80.9281
Squirrel (pattern) trapped in a petrified tree at Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
46.9489, -120.0028