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An abandoned café in Glenrio.
San Jon, New Mexico

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.
35.1784, -103.0430
Britten's leaning tower in Groom
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
35.1981, -101.0819
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Womb

Psychedelic arts center founded by the frontman of the Flaming Lips.
35.4773, -97.5133
Illinois Woodhenge
Collinsville, Illinois

Illinois Woodhenge

Fresh wooden posts have been added to ancient holes to recreate a primitivein henge clock.
38.6589, -90.0443
Monks Mound at Cahokia.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
38.6570, -90.0587
Lake Norman
Troutman, USA

Lake Norman

A Nessie-like monster supposedly lurks in this lake.
35.6725, -80.9326
Much of District 12 followed the path of Interstate 85
Mooresville, North Carolina

North Carolina's 12th Congressional District

Formerly the most gerrymandered district in the U.S., it twisted and turned along racial borders.
35.5871, -80.7082
UFO Welcome Center
Bowman, South Carolina

UFO Welcome Center

This set of rickety spaceships are prepared to give alien travelers a place to relax and go to the bathroom.
33.3518, -80.6846
Savannah, Georgia

The Paris Market

This quirky curiosity shop takes its cues from the world's bazaars.
32.0792, -81.0929
The echoing X. (Photo via Waymarking.com)
Savannah, Georgia

Rousakis Plaza Echo Square

"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza.
32.0809, -81.0872
Savannah, Georgia

Grave of Corinne Elliot Lawton

This haunting tombstone comes complete with a heartbreaking story of love and loss.
32.0564, -81.0479
Neptune keeps time, as long as the sun is shining
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

King Neptune Sundial

On Hilton Head Island this bronze King of the Sea rules all things briny—and lets you know if you’re late for lunch.
32.1805, -80.7287
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Yemassee, South Carolina

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Despite being burnt down by multiple generals on the march, the ruins of this South Carolina church are still standing strong.
32.6392, -80.7991
Busted Plug Plaza
Columbia, South Carolina

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
34.0075, -81.0327
Tunnelvision
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
34.0072, -81.0325
Neverbust Chain
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

This titanic steel chain linking two buildings was installed without permission but instantly beloved.
34.0056, -81.0350
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
28.5248, 77.1850
Rosicrucian Park
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park.
37.3340, -121.9226
One of the four mummies
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
37.3340, -121.9226
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art.
39.2801, -76.6068
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Hammering Man close-up
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
47.6070, -122.3381
Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Renton, Washington

Jimi Hendrix Memorial

The final resting place of one of the most sensational guitar players of all time was only created after his father got the rights to his music.
47.4865, -122.1740