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Brunswick, Maine

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

This museum on a college campus pays tribute to the Arctic and to two explorer alumni.
Thomaston, Maine

Maine State Prison Showroom

Trinkets and toys lovingly handmade by maximum security prisoners.
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
Yarmouth, Maine

Eartha

The world's largest rotating world.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the United States.
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Merman

A mysterious taxidermy man-beast of the seven seas.
Des Moines, New Mexico

Capulin Volcano

This volcano rises like a giant anthill from the plains below, with a road spiraling up to the rim.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Bosque Redondo Memorial

A somber monument commemorates the site of a Native American reservation marked by suffering.
Fort Sumner, New Mexico

Grave of Billy the Kid

The final resting place of the most famous outlaw in the Old West.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

The official atomic museum of the United States explores the explosive and productive history of a much maligned energy source.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is, in fact, located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Lincoln Monument of Council Bluffs

An obelisk commemorating Lincoln's role in connecting the coasts.
Sibley, Iowa

Hawkeye Point

The highest point in Iowa, while not that impressive to mountain states, has earned its own monuments.
Elk Horn, Iowa

The Danish Windmill

In rural Iowa, an imported 19th-century windmill overlooks an unlikely enclave of Danish culture.
Des Moines, Iowa

Fong's Pizza

A popular pizza place that chose not to replace the original tenant's Chinese restaurant decor.
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Pottawattamie Squirrel Cage Jail

The world's only three-story rotary jail is now a museum to a bizarre trend in prison design.
Clear Lake, Iowa

The Day The Music Died Memorial

A giant pair of thick black glasses mark the tragic demise of a trio of rock and roll legends.