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Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Arcadia is home to a haven for nature geeks and 80s TV lovers alike.
San Marino, California

Carnivorous Plants at the Huntington Gardens

Bug-devouring flora are the stars of a special wing of the glass conservatory.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Los Angeles, California

Robinson's Liberty Bells

Large but largely ignored, these 42 life-size Liberty Bell replicas were a peculiar, unexplained feature on the facade of a Macy's department store.
Simi Valley, California

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

An eccentric folk art landmark made out of discarded bottles by an inspired "grandma."
Detroit, Michigan

Heidelberg Project

One man's attempt to create an artistic wonder on a run-down block in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Beaux Art aquarium boasts a vast collection of saltwater and freshwater fish on an island in the Detroit River.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Tesla Monument in New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions overlooks the falls which inspired him.
Manistique, Michigan

Kitch-iti-kipi

Freshwater spring fills with 10,000 gallons per minute.
Seney, Michigan

The Seney Stretch

"The Most Boring Road in the State."
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Legs Inn

Legs Inn provides Polish food, a cornucopia of Native American artwork, wood carvings, and mounted deer heads.
Williamsburg, Michigan

Music House Museum

Full-sized barn houses many restored instruments.
Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City State Hospital

Former self-sufficient mental institution now a planned community.
Cass City, Michigan

Sanilac Petroglyphs State Historical Park

Ancient petroglyphs discovered only after a massive fire swept across Michigan in the 1880s.
Bridgeport Charter Township, Michigan

Junction Valley Railroad

A quarter-scale locomotive wonderland built by one man and his family.
Frankenmuth, Michigan

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

World's largest Christmas store.
Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Space and Science Center

Center filled with hands-on displays served as a tribute to several astronauts with connections to the state.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor’s Fairy Doors

Whimsical portals to another world.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wave Field

These grassy undulations on a stretch of University of Michigan campus aren't bad landscaping, they're art.