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Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Earthworks

The face of the famed flier in a hillside in her hometown.
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.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
St. Louis, Missouri

Eros Bendato

A creepy sculpture of a decapitated head invites viewers to see St. Louis through its empty eyes.
Plattsburg, Missouri

Grave of David Rice Atchison

The man who was president for only one day and spent most of it asleep.
St. Louis, Missouri

Burial Place of Chief Pontiac

A plaque on the side of a parking garage marks the burial place of a great Ottawa chief.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Parallel Forest

A peculiar forest that was handcrafted for government experiments.
Poteau, Oklahoma

Cavanal Hill

Known as the "World's Highest Hill."
Concordia, Kansas

Whole Wall Mural

This three-dimensional brick mural is the longest of its kind in the United States.
Oakley, Kansas

Buffalo Bill Monument

A statue high in a hill that represents how Buffalo Bill got his name.
Oakley, Kansas

Monument Rocks

One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas and the first official National Natural Monument these stark formations look like nature's Stonehenge.
Bowie, Texas

World’s Largest Bowie Knife

A town pays homage to its namesake.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Pivot Rock Park

This century-old roadside attraction is full of bizarre rock formations.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Basin Park Hotel

An extravagant western hotel where every floor is the "ground floor."
Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Beaux Art aquarium boasts a vast collection of saltwater and freshwater fish on an island in the Detroit River.
Detroit, Michigan

Nancy Brown Peace Carillon

Advice-columnist's bell tower, paid for with pennies.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building Art Deco Lobby

To truly appreciate Detroit's landmark skyscraper, you have to step inside.
Detroit, Michigan

Heidelberg Project

One man's attempt to create an artistic wonder on a run-down block in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Murals in the Market

Detroit’s Eastern Market has been transformed into an outdoor museum with colorful murals that address social issues and symbolize the city.
Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Masonic Temple

The world’s largest Masonic temple was saved by the White Stripes.
Detroit, Michigan

Lincoln Street Art Park

This former industrial site has transformed into a community sculpture garden that hosts monthly Full Moon parties.
Detroit, Michigan

Motown Museum

Berry Gordy Jr.'s old home and the original headquarters of Motown Record Corporation.