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Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Powell Memorial

A monument to the one-armed geologist who led the first documented expeditions through the Grand Canyon.
Newberry Springs, California

Rock-A-Hoola Waterpark

The "Fun Spot of The Desert" is now a haunting ruin acting as a reminder that putting a water park in a desert is a bad idea.
Phoenix, Arizona

Her Secret Is Patience

A striking public art installation named for a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote.
Tucson, Arizona

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Miniature art that tells an enormous story.
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
Mobile, Alabama

Africatown

This tiny Alabama town was founded by the last known people smuggled into the US as slaves.
Orem, Utah

Roots of Knowledge Stained Glass

An absolutely beautiful 200-foot stained glass installation traces the evolution of knowledge.
Tulelake, California

Lava Beds National Monument

Trails through lava-carved tube-caves display sparkling bacteria and a rich history.
Portland, Oregon

The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

An emporium for the weird, creepy, rare, and just plain gross.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Leavenworth, Washington

Wellington Avalanche Site

Train debris from the deadliest avalanche in United States history can still be found in the ravine where so many perished.
Wallace, Idaho

Center of the Universe Manhole

The mayor made the declaration in 2004.
Spokane, Washington

Greenwood Cemetery

Local legend has it that an old, decaying staircase outside this cemetery is haunted by dozens of ghosts.
Post Falls, Idaho

Treaty Rock

A wild west land agreement was etched right onto this historic Idaho stone.
Ekalaka, Montana

Medicine Rocks State Park

This beautiful ancient site dotted with unusual perforated sandstone pillars was considered sacred by American Indian tribes.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
New Salem, North Dakota

Salem Sue

World's largest Holstein cow.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Elkhart, Indiana

The Elkhart Tooth Brick

A concrete block embedded with thousands of pulled teeth was created by a local dentist to memorialize his dog.
Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

An abandoned stretch of highway, deteriorating next to the operational one.
Elkhart, Indiana

RV/MH Hall of Fame

The evolution of recreational vehicles and motorhomes is on display in the “RV capital of the world."
Washington, D.C.

The Mansion on O Street

With over 100 jam-packed rooms to explore plus elaborate tea services and events, the Mansion on O Street is a hidden treasure.