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Nebraska City, Nebraska

Kregel Windmill Factory Museum

Over a million artifacts fill this factory-turned-museum that explores the history of American windmill production.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Cathedral Treasury (Riznica Katedrale)

A wunderkammer of gold and silver reliquaries and ancient saintly bones.
Washington, D.C.

Cutts-Madison House

After James Madison's death, his wife and former First Lady Dolley Madison lived in this yellow building near the White House.
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Spag's Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to a once popular but now defunct discount Shrewsbury department store.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Grain Belt Bottle Cap Sign

This landmark honoring a local beer brand is an iconic part of the Minneapolis skyline.
Pozzuoli, Italy

Lake Avernus

Smack-dab in Campania’s volcanic fields, this scenic lake was once thought to be the gate of hell.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Jasper Knob

A small mountain made entirely of banded iron stone overlooking downtown Ishpeming.
Thermopolis, Wyoming

Hot Springs State Park

The world's largest mineral hot springs is home to a herd of bison, a free public bath house, beautiful mineral formations, and a terrifying swinging bridge.
Boston, Massachusetts

George Middleton House

Historic home of a Black veteran of the American Revolution and one of the earliest civil rights activists in the United States.
Naples, Italy

Via Port’Alba

This 17th-century passageway is home to numerous bookshops, a witch legend, and the oldest pizzeria in the world.
Chicago, Illinois

Meigs Field Tower and Terminal

The last remnants of a lakeside airport that was bulldozed overnight by the mayor of Chicago.
Fall River, Massachusetts

Battleship Cove

The world's largest collection of historic U.S. military naval vessels.
Washington, D.C.

Fort Stevens

This American Civil War-era fort still stands near the border between Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Clear Lake, Iowa

Surf Ballroom

The last location where Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson played before their tragic deaths.
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.