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Wheaton, Illinois

The Hurley Gardens

Tucked away amongst townhomes lies a restored, early 20th-century tea house and garden, the only remains of a historic estate.
Bigton, Scotland

St Ninian's Chapel

This former chapel resides on an island connected to the mainland by one of Shetland's iconic beachy tombolos.
Ehlanzeni, South Africa

Bourke's Luck Potholes

Raging waters have created a strange geological site that looks like something off of a progressive rock album cover.
Athenry, Ireland

Athenry Dominican Priory

Ruins battered by centuries of war and disaster offer a wondrous glimpse of medieval Ireland.
St. Louis, Missouri

Fort Belle Fontaine

During the 19th-century, this park was a vital trading fort.
Springfield, Illinois

Museum of Funeral Customs

The history of funerals and funerary customs.
Springfield, Illinois

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

One of the largest carillons in the world, this giant instrument has 67 cast-iron bells played by a keyboard.
Ashmore, Illinois

World's Tallest Lincoln Statue

This abandoned Abraham Lincoln statue has also earned the honorary of "World's Ugliest."
Mattoon, Illinois

Illinois’ Original Burger King

The multinational Burger King chain is banned from operating within 20 miles of a family restaurant filed under the same name.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
Olney, Illinois

Albino Squirrels of Olney, Illinois

The mysterious white squirrels of this Illinois city are treated like sacred cows.
Cairo, Illinois

Fort Defiance Park

The lowest point in the state of Illinois, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River town with a history of racial violence is now eerie and mostly abandoned.
Alto Pass, Illinois

Root Beer Saloon

Taxidermy, Cigar Store Indians, A Model of a New York Tenement and Delicious Draft Root Beer.
Marshall, Missouri

Jim the Wonder Dog Memorial Garden

A small town garden dedicated to a psychic dog with the most soulful eyes.
St. Joseph, Missouri

The Pony Express National Historic Trail and Museum

The fastest mail service in the west is tracked and memorialized along this 1,400 mile trail.
Eureka, Missouri

Times Beach, Missouri

This former small town was destroyed not by the motor oil it sprayed the ground with but by the toxic waste that was added.
Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville Pinball Museum

This North Carolina museum is keeping the pinball craze alive, with a little Space Invaders on the side.
Demre, Turkey

Myra Necropolis

A Lycian city of the dead carved into the hillside of Southern Turkey, complete with startlingly human touches.
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Fujairah Fort

The United Arab Emirates's biggest and oldest fort pays homage to a lost era.
Brockenhurst, England

Brusher Mills Grave

This local celebrity earned his fame by doing a job no one else dared.
Hartford, Connecticut

A. Everett Austin Facade House

This stunning Connecticut mansion is actually just a one-room-deep hoax.
Urbana, Illinois

Sons and Daughters of Deucalion and Pyrrha

Fragments of a massive unfinished sculpture sit near the main quad of the University of Illinois.
Sappington, Missouri

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Giant works of art interspersed throughout meadows and woodlands offer a new discovery at every turn.