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Minnesota

Iona's Beach

When waves crash onto this section of beach, the rocks sing a song.
La Pointe, Wisconsin

Apostle Island Sea Caves

These Great Lakes sea caves accessible by boat in the summer turn into temples of ice reachable by foot in the winter.
Duluth, Minnesota

Tom's Logging Camp

This quirky roadside attraction provides insight into Minnesota's logging history.
Duluth, Minnesota

Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum

The watery grave of an impractical idea.
Cloquet, Minnesota

Frank Lloyd Wright Gas Station

The famed architect designed this Minnesota gas station of the future with a lookout tower.
Chicago, Illinois

Lucent

A shining sculpture made of 3,115 lights, the number of visible stars in the Northern Hemisphere.
Tucson, Arizona

El Tiradito

Make a wish at what might be America's only Catholic shrine to a sinner.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum

The sprawling attraction boasts a collection of more than 150 historic wagons.
Tucson, Arizona

San Xavier Co-op Farm

Run by members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, this community farm nurtures traditional desert cultivars.
Tucson, Arizona

El Charro Cafe

One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the United States air-dries its trademark beef in a dangling outdoor cage.
Tucson, Arizona

Barrio Bread

From working out of his garage to the James Beard semifinals, one Tucson baker has kept his fan base—and his grains—local.
Tucson, Arizona

Polo's Taqueria

Some of Arizona's best spit-roasted tacos al pastor can be found at a weekend swap meet.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Mineral and Gem World

A natural history wunderkammer in the middle of the desert.
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Museum

An oasis of calm amid the chaos of the boardwalk, the museum traces the heritage of this beloved beachside amusement park.
Brooklyn, New York

Wyckoff Street Mosaic

Detailed facade of a brownstone in Boerum Hill.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
Black Mountain, North Carolina

Craggy Gardens Rhododendron Tunnels

Gnarled canopies of pink and purple wildflowers arch over the trail to the summit.
Laguna Beach, California

Victoria Beach's Pirate Tower

This strange seaside tower got its name from a wealthy eccentric who would hide coins among its stones.
New York, New York

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

"Princess Kay of the Milky Way" Butter Heads

Each year, one talented artist puts on a show sculpting twelve butter-based busts of dairy princesses.