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Windsor, Illinois

Tower of Baa-Goat

A 30-foot-tall goat tower in southern Illinois is home to a flock of Swiss ungulates.
Sponsored by The Illinois Office of Tourism
Chester, Illinois

Popeye Museum and Spinach Can Collectibles

A museum and gift shop in a small Illinois town commemorates the work of E.C. Segar and the local figures on whom he based his characters.
Sponsored by The Illinois Office of Tourism
Franklin Grove, Illinois

Nachusa Grasslands

This 4,000-acre restored grassland in northern Illinois is home to a range of native flora and fauna, from clovers to plovers to a herd of bison.
Sponsored by The Illinois Office of Tourism
Pomona, Illinois

Pomona Natural Bridge

A natural sandstone bridge nestled within a mature forest in southern Illinois.
Sponsored by The Illinois Office of Tourism
Winter Park, Florida

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

An Orlando museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Sponsored by Visit Orlando
Orlando, Florida

Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar

One of the oldest restaurants in Orlando is a no-frills seafood shack still shucking fresh oysters by the bucket.
Sponsored by Visit Orlando
Apopka, Florida

Rock Springs

Approximately 65,000 gallons of crystal clear water pour out of this headspring every minute.
Sponsored by Visit Orlando
Winter Garden, Florida

Central Florida Railroad Museum

An unsuspecting brick building outside Orlando houses decades of train ephemera.
Sponsored by Visit Orlando
Orlando, Florida

Lake Nona Sculpture Garden

A public, open-air art exhibit featuring world-renowned sculptures hides in plain sight on the outskirts of Orlando.
Sponsored by Visit Orlando
Tampa, Florida

Ybor City Museum

Restored historic buildings, machinery, and a Mediterranean garden tell the story of a vibrant multicultural neighborhood in the heart of Tampa.
Tampa, Florida

Jose Gasparilla II

The country’s largest boat parade honors an infamous Spanish pirate—who never actually existed.
Tampa, Florida

La Segunda Central Bakery

This century-old bakery produces 18,000 loaves of traditional Cuban bread every day.
Tampa, Florida

J.C. Newman Cigar Factory

Tour the oldest family-owned cigar-rolling factory in the country—then learn how to roll your own.
Tampa, Florida

Tampa Baseball Museum

The childhood home of a Tampa sports legend now houses 135 years of baseball memorabilia.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma National Stockyards

The largest cattle market on earth holds live auctions open to the public every week.
Sponsored by Visit Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Railway Museum

A crew of die-hard train buffs spent decades turning a defunct stretch of railway in Oklahoma City into a museum now home to over 50 antique and restored trains.
Sponsored by Visit Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

First Americans Museum

The largest single-building tribal cultural center in the U.S. is an expansive museum in Oklahoma City.
Sponsored by Visit Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Plaza Theatre

After being abandoned for decades, Oklahoma’s first air-conditioned theatre was reborn in the new century.
Sponsored by Visit Oklahoma City
Punta Gorda, Florida

End of the Line Mural

This outdoor mural is one stop on a walking trail that weaves art and history together to tell a tale of local history.
Placida, Florida

White Pelican Island

Every winter, this tiny islet on Florida’s Gulf Coast is swarmed by some of the largest birds on the continent.
Wilmington, Delaware

Enchanted Woods at Winterthur Gardens

An award-winning children’s garden enchants visitors at the intersection of natural beauty and fairy tales.
Milton, Delaware

Milton Theatre

This unassuming brick building has survived fires, storms, and more to bring entertainment to one Delaware town.
Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington & Western Railroad

This heritage rail line meanders through Delaware’s Red Clay Valley.
Lake Powell, Utah

Cathedral in the Desert

The damming of the Colorado River buried an iconic geologic formation before record-breaking drought brought it back.