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Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Miramont Castle Museum

A beautiful and unusual building that features numerous architectural styles.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tuberculosis Huts

Small teepee-like houses built for TB patients have become sheds, studios, and bus stops around Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
Denver, Colorado

"The Yearling"

A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.
Littleton, Colorado

Columbine Memorial

A memorial dedicated to the victims of the Columbine High School shootings.
Chugwater, Wyoming

Chugwater Soda Fountain

A small Wyoming town is home to the state's oldest-operating soda fountain.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Hiroshima, Japan

Human Shadow Etched in Stone

An eerie reminder to the horrors of World War II.
Morrison, Colorado

Walker Mansion Ruins

This massive home was constructed by one of the greatest conservationists in Colorado history.
Denver, Colorado

Ralph Carr Memorial, Sakura Square

In a small Japanese garden off a busy Denver street, a memorial to a brave, principled politician.
Anaheim, California

Petrified Tree

The oldest attraction in Disneyland is a prehistoric stump that Walt may have bought for his wife.
St. Joseph, Missouri

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The history of the treatment of mental illness, illustrated in all its gory detail, and housed in an asylum.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Basilica

Also known as the Cathedral of the Plains, this church holds the distinction of being one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas."
Breckenridge, Colorado

Barney Ford House Museum

The home of a formerly enslave man who went on to become a prospector, entrepreneur, and activist for Black rights.
Dearborn, Michigan

Owl Night Lunch Wagon

Little did a museum know, they possessed the last-known lunch wagon in existence.
Lakewood, Colorado

Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner

One man's love for East Coast diner culture brought an entire eatery all the way from New Jersey to Colorado.
Toronto, Ontario

Rock of the Matterhorn

This half-ton piece of the Alps sits at the base of the CN Tower.
Juneau, Alaska

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Often mistaken for an office building, inside this venue is an amazing collection of Native Alaskan art.
Toronto, Ontario

'Woodpecker Column'

The giant birds honor two native North American species.
Washington, D.C.

Mummified Bison

The 28,000-year-old specimen is remarkably intact.