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Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
Poughkeepsie, New York

Bridge Music

This sound-art installation features songs composed using only the Mid-Hudson Bridge as an instrument.
Boston, Massachusetts

Ted Williams Tunnel Plaque

A dedication plaque on this Boston tunnel is a microcosm of a massive, controversy-laden construction project.
Norfolk, Virginia

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial

An 83-foot tall granite obelisk honors the legacy of Dr. King in the heart of Norfolk's Black community.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Black Horse Tavern

This large stone residence served as a field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg between stints as a tavern.
Holbrook, Arizona

'Highway of Dreams' 1932 Studebaker

This rusted car found in Petrified Forest National Park's Route 66 exhibit may be the most photographed abandoned car in the country.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnehaha Falls

This small, but beautiful waterfall has attracted visits from artists, composers, and two United States presidents.
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Peavey-Haglin Experimental Concrete Grain Elevator

This unassuimng grain elevator, commonly confused for a smokestack, helped inspire the modern architecture movement.
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Kelly Slater Statue

A tribute to a hometown hero and surfing legend.
Suffolk, Virginia

Great Dismal Swamp

An out-of-the-way wildlife haven with a rich and storied past of harboring thousands of fugitive slaves, or "Maroons" during the mid 1800s.
Christmas, Florida

Swampy the Alligator

Measuring approximately 200 feet long, Swampy is the world's largest alligator-shaped building.
Ironwood, Michigan

Copper Peak Ski Jump

The largest ski jump in the Western Hemisphere hasn't hosted skiers in decades.
Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii Thermopolium

Before it was buried by volcanic ash, this fast-food restaurant fed the hungry hordes of ancient Rome.
Milford, Connecticut

Simon Lake's Explorer

The last vessel built by a submarine pioneer stands as a monument to his legacy.
Concord, Massachusetts

Old North Bridge

The phrase "the shot heard around the world" was coined after a skirmish at this bridge.
Middletown, Connecticut

Wangunk Statue

In a Connecticut park, a statue pays tribute to the Indigenous people of this land.
Newport, Rhode Island

Queen Anne Square’s “Meeting Room”

Designed to not only to represent the history of the local community but also, the future.
Yorktown, Virginia

Surrender Field

The location where the American Revolution ended.
Salem, Massachusetts

Salem Witch Trials Memorial

A simple but powerful tribute to the 20 victims of the 1692 witch trials.
Ranier, Minnesota

Big Vic Voyageur Statue

This 25-foot-tall statue was built as a protest to a property dispute.
Newport, Rhode Island

Gravelly Point

The site of the largest mass execution in Rhode Island history, haunted by the ghosts of hanged pirates.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.