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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980s.
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Devil's Kettle

Half of a waterfall goes into the river while the other half seems to disappear.
Baltimore, Maryland

Mr. Trash Wheel

This bug-eyed water wheel uses the power of the Sun to clean up Baltimore Harbor.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Center for Lost Objects

An unusual assortment of art, furniture, and other curiosities.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Herbivorous Butcher

A butcher shop in Minneapolis that has all the meats and cheeses you’d expect from any of its kind - except that all the products are vegan.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

House of Balls

Funhouse of found art and participatory sculpture.
Shafer, Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park

Community arts organization that hosts a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace)

World's largest carved onyx figure stands as a tribute to enduring peace.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
Fountain City, Wisconsin

Prairie Moon

A curious sculpture garden and museum in Cochrane, Wisconsin.
Austin, Minnesota

Spam Museum

Ever wanted to can Spam?
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Curator's Office

A Borgesian work of art that may blur the line between fiction and reality a little too convincingly.
Fountain City, Wisconsin

The Rock in the House

This punny mirror of another Wisconsin attraction is exactly what it sounds like.
Washington, D.C.

Dumbarton Oaks

The Byzantine, pre-Columbian, and medieval art at this stately mansion are some of the most under-appreciated collections in D.C.
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
Berlin, Germany

Georg-von-Rauch-Haus

Named after a militant urban guerilla, this famous former squat is a graffiti-covered stronghold of leftist culture.
Baltimore, Maryland

Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Eighteen miniature death-scene dioramas.
Washington, D.C.

Congressional Cemetery

The privately owned cemetery that holds room for Washington's finest when they step down from life.
Washington, D.C.

Rayburn House Office Building

One critic described it as "middle Mussolini, early Ramses, and late Neiman-Marcus." Another called it an architectural "natural disaster."
Washington, D.C.

The Capitol Stones

Enormous piles of historically significant stones, dumped by Congress in a forest, and abandoned for 60 years.
Washington, D.C.

Summerhouse

A hidden gem on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Air Conditioning Towers

"Congress may voluntarily remain in session throughout the summer, in order that our Congressmen may be protected from the intolerable discomforts and dangers of the ordinary outdoor weather!”
Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Card Catalog

A nostalgic bibliographic gem.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.