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Cairns, Australia

Cairns Library Bats

These flying foxes dangle from the trees around the library like fuzzy black fruit.
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
St Regis, Montana

St. Regis Trout Museum

Between Missoula and Spokane, a family-owned travel center has an unusual museum in the back.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

Utah is home to the fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel...
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
Freeport, Texas

Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve

This hollowed salt dome is the largest oil storage facility in the world, hoarding 250 million barrels of crude oil.
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Ms. Pearl

The world's largest squirrel statue clutches a pecan bigger than your head.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

The world's tallest statue of an American hero.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Gorge

This lush forest valley was once mined for lumber to the extent that it was once nicknamed "The Pennsylvania Desert."
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

Millions of numbers carved in glass represent the tattoos forced upon victims.
Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Monroeville Mall

The Pennsylvania shopping center was once the setting for the 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead."
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Sarris Candies Factory

Nothing says indulgence like a 1,500-pound chocolate castle.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
Newport, Rhode Island

Hidden Train in a Cherub Relief

An unexpected Easter egg lurks in the background of a cherub wall relief at the Breakers mansion.
Akron, Ohio

Goodyear Airdock

This massive airship factory is so large that it has its own indoor weather.