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West Lafayette, Indiana

The Smoking Fence

Purdue students would lean over this iron fence to skirt campus rules against smoking and courting.
West Lafayette, Indiana

Fort Ouiatenon

Historians and hobbyists head to this former French outpost for the annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon.
Chicago, Illinois

Calumet Fisheries

One of Chicago's last seafood smokehouses perfects a dying breed of fishcraft.
Valparaiso, Indiana

Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University

This midcentury chapel is a bold architectural statement and a symbol of Indiana's Lutheran heritage.
Anegada, British Virgin Islands

Anegada Conch Middens

A mountain of conch shells created by centuries of fishermen.
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Blackbeard's Castle

Rumored to be the famed pirate's lookout tower, this historic stone structure is now just watching for tourists.
Wilmington, Illinois

Joliet Army Ammunition Plant

This national park dedicated to the tallgrass prairie ecosystem still displays its military past.
Chicago, Illinois

Lawndale Theater

A theater sits abandoned on Roosevelt Road, once majestic in splendor, now majestic in decay.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

This massive stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
Dayton, Ohio

The Avrocar

A real flying saucer, contracted by the U.S. Air Force.
Logan, Ohio

The Caves of Hocking Hills State Park

Rare recess caves fill this unbelievably beautiful Ohio park.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This whimsical Oz-themed park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
Leeward Settlement, Turks and Caicos Islands

Iguana Island

Uninhabited islet in the Caribbean is the sanctuary of giant lizards.
Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands

The Baths

This huge pile of volcanic boulders hides a stunning network of secret grottoes.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.