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Jolly Green Giant Statue
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
43.6513, -94.0951
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Niles, Illinois

Leaning Tower of Niles

Half-sized replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa built to honor Galileo.
42.0125, -87.7841
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Bronze Fonz

Statue dedicated to the star of an old television show.
43.0410, -87.9098
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
42.3573, -71.0613
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
43.7146, -98.0254
Museum of Sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
40.7442, -73.9877
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
40.7040, -74.0172
Koreshan State Park Yellow House
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.
26.4330, -81.8154
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
43.0385, -87.8975
One of nine gardens
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only eight worldwide.
42.0744, -87.6842
Chicago, Illinois

Puerto Rican Flag Sculptures

Huge abstract sculptures of the Puerto Rican Flag.
41.9030, -87.6870
Chicago, Illinois

The Empty Bottle

A beloved Chicago music venue offering cold beer and lots of “Friendly."
41.9004, -87.6868
Interior shot of The Violet Hour
Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture.
41.9089, -87.6774
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
41.9099, -87.6769
The exterior of the new store
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

This shop for all your super spy needs hides an educational secret.
41.9061, -87.6706