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Bridgeport Charter Township, Michigan

Junction Valley Railroad

A quarter-scale locomotive wonderland built by one man and his family.
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Giant Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
Topeka, Kansas

Truckhenge

These elevated trucks were put in place as a middle finger to The Man, but are now considered folk art.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Cañon City, Colorado

Skyline Drive

This razorback ridgeline has doubled as a scenic drive since the early 1900s.
Bisbee, Arizona

Erie Street, Historic Lowell

A living snapshot of a different time in America is preserved and maintained by a community of volunteers.
Earlimart, California

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

A ghost town originally established and governed solely by Black Americans seeking a place of their own, free from discrimination.
Fort Collins, Colorado

Swetsville Zoo

This "zoo" is a cross between a junkyard and a sculpture garden, featuring animals you won't see anywhere else.
Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Wondrous sandstone hoodoos where Native Americans collected clay for pottery, 9,000 years ago.
Rye, Colorado

Bishop Castle

The largest self-built castle in the U.S., six decades in the making.
Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo Levee Mural

This three-mile concrete levee in Pueblo, Colorado was transformed into the world’s longest painting.
Pueblo, Colorado

Heroes Plaza - National Medal of Honor Memorial

This memorial pays homage to Pueblo's four Medal of Honor recipients.
Pueblo, Colorado

Forgotten Grumman TLRV

A futuristic hovertrain is parked unceremoniously alongside a nondescript road.
Osborne, Kansas

Geodetic Center of North America

This lesser-known geographic marker was the reference point for all surveys of the continent for 75 years.
Topeka, Kansas

Equality House

A rainbow-colored house promotes LGBTQ rights across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Casey, Illinois

World Records of Casey, Illinois

The world's largest collection of the world's largest objects is in one small Illinois town.
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal cross is just short enough to avoid the FAA.
Creede, Colorado

The Gravesite of Robert Ford

The temporary burial site of the man who shot and killed Jesse James.
Genoa, Colorado

The Wonder Tower

See six states, pickled freaks, rocks, and antiques.
Ashland, Kansas

St. Jacob's Well

Stories of sightless fish and ghostly cowboys are only a fraction of the legends surrounding this Kansas sinkhole.
Cawker City, Kansas

World's Largest Ball of Twine

It's big, it's a ball, and it's made of twine--the world's largest of its kind.
St. Louis, Missouri

Cotton Belt Freight Depot

An abandoned factory along the Mississippi coated by a giant mural.