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The Farnsworth House in Plano, IL during the winter of 1971
Plano, Illinois

The Farnsworth House

Tour the luxe "glass cage" that inspired and unnerved the architecture world upon its debut.
41.6350, -88.5357
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Fort Washington, Maryland

Woodrow Wilson Bridge

This rare triple-jurisdiction drawbridge passes through Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
38.7934, -77.0317
The Fireplace of States now at the Bemidji Tourist Information Center.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Fireplace of States

This ambitious attraction was the brain child of a lake resort impresario, and built by the WPA.
47.4708, -94.8789
An Egyptian god and "Mother Earth"
Chatham, New York

Taconic Sculpture Park

Three acres of mythology-inspired sculptures visible from the highway.
42.3247, -73.5702
Charlevoix's pie pan
Charlevoix, Michigan

Former World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan

There's more contention than one might expect from cherry pie pans.
45.3015, -85.2816
Historic Pullman Center.
Chicago, Illinois

Pullman Historic District

First planned industrial community in the United States.
41.6926, -87.6094
The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
40.7751, -73.9665
Doullet Houses Levee 17 Nov 05
New Orleans, Louisiana

Doullut Steamboat Houses

A prime example of New Orleans' unique architecture these early 20th century homes were built to look like steamboats.
29.9558, -90.0217
Various clocks
Spillville, Iowa

Bily Clocks Museum

Elaborate hand-carved wooden clocks two brothers made in their spare time are on display at this handsome little museum.
43.2019, -91.9510
Memorial garden
Carthage, Missouri

Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens

An adorably sweet display of sculpted Hummel figurines.
37.1118, -94.3452
Mmmm
Hurricane, Utah

109-Year-Old Fruitcake and 70-Year-Old Bacon

A museum has some wedding cake dating to the Teddy Roosevelt administration, and some bacon from FDR's.
37.1764, -113.2889
Many breeds of dog.
Shell Lake, Wisconsin

Museum of Woodcarving

The world's largest woodcarving collection includes dozens of Bible scenes and a wooden bestiary, all carved by one man.
45.7326, -91.9300
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337
The clock is at the Nippon TV tower in Shiodome, Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

The Giant Ghibli Clock

Tokyo’s only Vaudeville-cuckoo clock–steampunk-Victorian curio cabinet time piece.
35.6645, 139.7602
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Ecclesiastical angels by Tiffany Studios at the Driehaus Museum of Stained Glass.
Chicago, Illinois

Stained Glass at Navy Pier

A display of magnificent stained glass windows is the first exhibit of its kind.
41.8917, -87.6085
1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
41.8807, -87.6242
Tucker's Treehouse
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tucker's Treehouse

A treehouse assailed by the elements and the government, now gone.
44.9488, -93.3409
One of the "Guardians of Health."
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washburn Park Water Tower

Eight "Guardians of Health" protect this art deco water tower from pollutants and bacteria.
44.9108, -93.2842
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
Aerial view of the Rockies, Plaines and Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
41.7910, -87.5829
Wonder Cave Entrance.
Rudolph, Wisconsin

Rudolph Grotto Gardens

Five acres of divinely inspired folk art.
44.4987, -89.8016
Trading room circa 1894
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room

Once at the center of U.S. finance, the historic Trading Room was meticulously recreated piece by piece and rebuilt in the Art Institute.
41.8797, -87.6213
Bronze plaque showing Larado Taft's seated Statue of Liberty
Chicago, Illinois

Heald Square Monument's Statue of Liberty

The iconic Chicago sculpture hides a beautiful and easily overlooked plaque on the backside.
41.8872, -87.6268