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Anoka, Minnesota

Anoka State Hospital

For over a century, it was a crucial center of mental health treatment and also the source of many local legends.
Belgrade, Minnesota

World's Largest Crow

This Minnesota town celebrated the state's 100-year anniversary by creating a massive ode to nature's smartest bird.
Dassel, Minnesota

The Mushroom Building

The fungus-shaped vintage gas station has served multiple purposes over its lifetime, and now serves ice cream.
Brainerd, Minnesota

Old Crow Wing

This once prosperous community was home to European settlers and the Ojibwe.
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Val's Rapid Service

This lone survivor of a regional franchise still slings delicious burgers and colossal servings of fries.
St. Joseph, Minnesota

The Saint John's Bible

The first hand-illuminated, hand-written bible since the invention of the printing press.
Alexandria, Minnesota

Kensington Runestone

14th century Norse artifacts in Northwestern Minnesota could have proved a Viking landing before Columbus.
Alexandria, Minnesota

Big Ole

America's largest viking stands in a Minnesota city that believes it was visited by the ancient nords.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Broken Down Dam Park

A riverside park built around the ruins of a massive dam that collapsed in 1909.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fergus Falls State Hospital

This sprawling building built in 1890 was one of Minnesota’s earliest and largest mental health facilities.
Rothsay, Minnesota

World’s Largest Prairie Chicken

The statue honors the booming birds Rothsay, Minnesota, is famous for.
Moorhead, Minnesota

Hjemkomst Viking Ship

This replica of an 8th century burial ship actually sailed to Norway before returning home to Minnesota.
Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo Wood Chipper

"...I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?"
Jamestown, North Dakota

Legendary Albino Buffalo

Three legendary, living albino buffalo roaming their pastures for all to see.
Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
Antelope, Oregon

Rajneesh Invasion Plaque

Post office plaque commemorates local resistance to a cult invasion.
Touchet, Washington

Twin Sisters

Legend says that these tall basalt pillars are the petrified wives of a trickster god.
New Salem, North Dakota

Salem Sue

The world's largest Holstein cow.
Worden, Montana

Pompey's Pillar

The last physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark trail is one of their autographs etched into this giant rock.
Three Forks, Montana

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

For thousands of years, Native American hunters drove buffalo straight off this cliff in Montana's Yellowstone Country.
Three Forks, Montana

Bleu Horses

These giant metal horses graze on a hilltop near the Montana highway.
Butte, Montana

Our Lady of the Rockies

High in the Rockies the third largest statue in the U.S. opens her welcoming arms, and lights up the night sky.
Butte, Montana

The Auditor Statues

Multiple monuments to a grizzled old mutt that survived the landscape of Butte's treacherous Berkeley Pit.
Whitehall, Montana

Ringing Rocks of Montana

The rocks of a certain area of Butte, Montana give off a musical ring when hit.