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The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

A museum celebrating the self-taught artist-environment builder.
43.7525, -87.7101
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Rhinestone Cowboy House at the JMK Arts Center

A bedazzeld house and crown "jewel" of outsider artist Loy Allen Bowlin.
43.7526, -87.7107
The Golden Rondelle.
Racine, Wisconsin

The Golden Rondelle

The spaceship-like theater, which is still in use, was one of the most popular exhibits at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
42.7153, -87.7907
Mars Cheese Castle's iconic sign stands 80 feet tall
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
42.6150, -87.9528
The Mary Nohl art environment in 2009.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mary Nohl House

A house and yard adorned with bizarre concrete sculptures in a Milwaukee suburb.
43.1503, -87.8922
During the daytime, there are enough swings beneath the bridge that there's usually an open seat!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Swing Park

An off-the-beaten-path place to literally hang beneath Milwaukee's Holton Street Bridge.
43.0537, -87.9035
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Bronze Fonz

Statue dedicated to the star of an old television show.
43.0410, -87.9098
The church's former interior, now a garden space.
Chicago, Illinois

Zion Evangelical Lutheran 'Ghost Church'

One-of-a-kind preserved ruins of an abandoned 1880s church in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood.
41.8570, -87.6480
59 Rivoli in 2005.
Paris, France

59 Rivoli

Notorious artist squat renovated into legal studios.
48.8592, 2.3458
La Conciergerie
Paris, France

La Conciergerie

This former “ante-chamber to the guillotine” has been refurbished to illustrate the brutal history of French justice.
48.8555, 2.3459
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
Bunnies!
Altadena, California

The Bunny Museum

"The Hoppiest Place in the World" holds the world’s largest collection of bunny memorabilia and is a singular testament of a couple's devotion to all things Leporidae.
34.1905, -118.1316
Metaphor: The Tree of Utah
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
40.7332, -113.5509
Salt Lake City, Utah

Gilgal Sculpture Garden

A hidden garden of stones engraved with scriptures, a Joseph Smith Sphynx, and all carved by one man.
40.7593, -111.8695
Two lumberjacks
Phillips, Wisconsin

Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park

An oddly poignant roadside attraction celebrating American folklore.
45.6715, -90.3909
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture.
33.6592, -118.0009
The Biggest Board at the International Surfing Museum
Huntington Beach, California

World's Largest Surfboard

This monster board rode a monster wave to break two world records.
33.6592, -118.0008
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
33.5019, -117.6628
Don the Beachcomber interior.
Huntington Beach, California

Don The Beachcomber

This midcentury LA bar was the birthplace of tiki culture.
33.7255, -118.0790
Pasadena City Hall Facade
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
34.1476, -118.1435
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
34.1453, -118.1630
Just a small section of the museum's vast collection
Evanston, Illinois

The American Toby Jug Museum

More than 8,000 drinking jugs say “Cheers!” to a guy named Toby.
42.0347, -87.6798
The front of the store. (Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop)
Evanston, Illinois

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop

Shop of curiosities with a dinosaur museum tucked in its basement.
42.0342, -87.6811
Chicago, Illinois

Rosehill Cemetery

Chicago's largest cemetery is full of beautiful Victorian monuments and more than a few ghost stories.
41.9865, -87.6752