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Sister Bay, Wisconsin

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant

Restaurant in Northern Wisconsin comes with a unique feature: a grassy roof covered in living goats.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Blythe, California

Blythe Intaglios

Ancient human, animal, and geometric figures drawn in the earth.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

Roadside America

An indoor miniature village and labor of love for Laurence Geiringer, a model railroad enthusiast.
Gimli, Manitoba

Narcisse Snake Dens

The largest single concentration of harmless garter snakes in the world is a writhing Canadian serpent orgy.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg the Bear Statue

A statue in a Canadian zoo remembers the WWI origins of the beloved character Winnie-the-Pooh.
Gimli, Manitoba

New Iceland

Icelandic settlement in Manitoba established in 1875.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Buffalo Ridge 1880 Cowboy Town

This Wild West attraction is alive with glitching automatons.
Walnut Grove, Minnesota

Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Pageant

Elaborate drama imparts an appreciation for 19th century hardships.
Garretson, South Dakota

Devil's Gulch

The ravine where Jesse James supposedly performed an impossible jump to evade capture.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Quigley's Castle

The Ozarks' strangest dwelling.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

Haunted hotel, built on natural springs, once served as a hospital for a quack doctor promising cancer cures.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Christ of the Ozarks

This monumental Jesus is often referred to as "Our Milk Carton With Arms."
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
Divide, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Boulder, Colorado

NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock

The clock that sets them all.
Freeport, Illinois

Little Cubs Field

A mini Wrigley Field for mini baseball players.
Dubuque, Iowa

Fenelon Place Elevator

For just a few bucks this Iowa funicular will let you feel like a 1800s fat cat.