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Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
Chicago, Illinois

Union Stock Yard Gate

One of the few remaining relics of the meatpacking hub that made Chicago the "hog butcher to the world."
Geneva, Illinois

Sacred Heart Seminary Shrine

A hidden grotto on the grounds of the Kane County Government Center.
Batavia, Illinois

Fabyan Windmill

Arguably the best example of an authentic Dutch windmill in the United States, rivaling its counterparts in the Netherlands.
Bartlett, Illinois

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha Mandir Chicago

This elaborate Hindu temple is located in a Chicago suburb, but looks like it was transported directly from India.
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky Floral Clock

This huge clock made of flowers and simple machinery was once used a political weapon.
Frankfort, Kentucky

Grave of Daniel Boone

This grave marks the final resting place of a legendary frontiersman... unless it doesn't.
Geneva, Illinois

The Viking

A replica viking ship from the Chicago World's Fair is still in dry dock in an Illinois park.
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded.
Berwyn, Illinois

World's Largest Laundromat

The clothes-washing king doubles as a community center with some unusual features, including an aviary filled with finches.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Chicago, Illinois

Nelson Algren's Last Residence

"No writer ever gave more to a city and got back less.”
Chicago, Illinois

Beer Baron Row

These mansions date back to Chicago's days as a brewer's paradise.
Chicago, Illinois

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Orthodox church partially financed by Tsar Nicolas II.
Chicago, Illinois

Wooden Block Alley

All of Chicago's wood-paved streets are long gone but two alleys remain.
Chicago, Illinois

International Museum of Surgical Science

A monument to the art of slicing people open.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor’s Fairy Doors

The city is full of whimsical portals to another world.
Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Beaux Art aquarium boasts a vast collection of saltwater and freshwater fish on an island in the Detroit River.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Miami, Florida

Monkey Jungle

Where monkeys run wild and the humans are caged.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.