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Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
36.1706, -115.1443
Detail of the Steiner-Lobman and Teague Hardware Buildings in Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama

Casket on the Steiner-Lobman Building

The whimsical construction on the roof has given rise to many a Montgomery myth about its contents.
32.3802, -86.3118
Hell, Michgan
Hell, Michigan

Hell, Michigan

Hell on Earth is actually a small town in Michigan where anyone can be mayor for a day.
42.4347, -83.9850
Sagrat Cor, the church at the very top of Tibidabo. (Wikimedia Commons)
Barcelona, Spain

Tibidabo

Mountain where Jesus was first tempted by the Devil.
41.4218, 2.1191
Old map
Madrid, Spain

Chamberí Ghost Station

Abandoned for decades, trains still pass through the now-restored remains of one of Madrid's first metro stations.
40.4323, -3.6977
Sobrino de Botin
Madrid, Spain

Sobrino de Botin

The oldest restaurant in the world is this old-world Spanish eatery, still known for its suckling pig.
40.4142, -3.7079
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Graffiti Alley - Ann Arbor

An ever-evolving wall of graffiti art off East Liberty Street.
42.2794, -83.7444
Prospect Park with a view of the tower
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year.
44.9689, -93.2125
Old Muskego Church
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Old Muskego Church

A Norwegian church that was built before Wisconsin was even a state has been entirely moved to a nicer spot.
44.9848, -93.1965
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80 foot tire which looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair.
42.2706, -83.2091
Art Alley
Rapid City, South Dakota

Art Alley

Thanks to a loophole in the property ownership this alleyway has become a cacophonous street gallery.
44.0803, -103.2291
Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
44.0814, -103.2275
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
44.0812, -103.2287
Chapel In The Hills
Rapid City, South Dakota

Chapel In The Hills

This replica stave church looks like a piece of Norway was simply plopped down in South Dakota.
44.0483, -103.2989
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Driving on the grated inner lane
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
45.8160, -84.7270
Bleu Horses
Three Forks, Montana

Bleu Horses

These giant metal horses graze on a hilltop near the Montana highway.
45.9788, -111.5962
Helena, Montana

Cathedral of St. Helena

Modeled after a famous church in Vienna, Austria—but in Helena, Montana.
46.5907, -112.0333
"Grasshopper's Delight" sculpture along the Enchanted Highway, approximately half-way to Regent, North Dakota.  Car included for scale.
Regent, North Dakota

Enchanted Highway Sculptures

One man's quest to save his with a trail of record-breaking sculptures.
46.4217, -102.5557
New Salem, North Dakota

Salem Sue

World's largest Holstein cow.
46.8450, -101.4113
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The oldest bridge in Minneapolis.
44.9845, -93.2555
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's.
44.9706, -93.2890
Minneapolis Manhole Covers
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

Downtown Minneapolis mixed art and function by turning some of their sewer covers into works of art.
44.9833, -93.2667