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Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Monterey, California

Monterey's Custom House

The oldest U.S. Government building in California, and it's State Historic Landmark #1.
Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Playground

This municipal playground was co-created by the father of one of the most playful characters ever.
Salinas, California

Fort Ord

Once America’s most beautiful army base, this abandoned military fort on the coast of Monterey Bay has been left to the elements.
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.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

This recently restored timepiece has stood all around Kansas City.
Cádiz, Spain

Electricity Pylons of Cadiz

The world's most elegant power lines.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

U.S.S. Albacore

Once the future of underwater combat, this old sub is now open for visitors to muck around in.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Earth Eagle Brewings

One of the few brewers in the U.S. experimenting with hop-free beers.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska State Capitol Mosaic Floor

An ornate Art Deco tile mosaic representing Nebraskan life, both modern and prehistoric.
Omaha, Nebraska

Site of a Japanese Balloon Bomb Explosion

These experimental weapons brought World War II to Nebraska as well as 26 other U.S. states.
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
Grass Valley, California

Home of Lola Montez

The modest home of the very immodest dancer who cost a king his crown.
Grass Valley, California

Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine is "one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines in California."
Rough and Ready, California

Rough and Ready

The first U.S. town to secede from the Union, only to vote themselves right back in.
Sacramento, California

St. George Hotel Marker

Where the first "expert riders, willing to risk death daily" for the Pony Express were recruited.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Fort Sill

Final resting place of Geronimo, Quanah Parker, and the first atomic gun ever fired.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

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

Holy City of the Wichitas

This little slice of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma is the evolution of a 90 year old passion play.
Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant

Restaurant in Northern Wisconsin comes with a unique feature: a grassy roof covered in living goats.
Washington Island, Wisconsin

Schoolhouse Beach

This pebble beach is so beautiful that even taking the rocks is against the law.