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Schoolhouse Beach
Washington Island, Wisconsin

Schoolhouse Beach

This pebble beach is so beautiful that even taking the rocks is against the law.
45.3983, -86.9282
Liberal, Kansas

Dorothy's House and Land of Oz

A house turned museum is the real-life "home" of the fictional main character of The Wizard of Oz.
37.0431, -100.9210
Grave of Geronimo
Lawton, Oklahoma

Fort Sill

Final resting place of Geronimo, Quanah Parker, and the first atomic gun ever fired.
34.6578, -98.4199
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
32.1753, -104.4438
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
29.9348, -90.0614
Snake Alley
Burlington, Iowa

Snake Alley

While there are no actual snakes in the history of this crooked road, there may be a number of dead horses.
40.8134, -91.1110
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
View of south side of museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
39.0451, -94.5810
West Bend, Iowa

Father Paul Dobberstein's Grotto of the Redemption

A four story, football field-sized, nine-grotto creation made of shells, minerals, and rare stones.
42.9642, -94.4451
The Black Angel
Iowa City, Iowa

The Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery

A mysteriously dark cemetery monument fuels stories and legends galore.
41.6700, -91.5200
Taxidermy display
Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

The oldest university museum west of the Mississippi retains its 19th century feel.
41.6618, -91.5355
Riverside, Iowa

Captain James T. Kirk Future Birthplace

A place of great reverence for Trekkies everywhere, a hero's future birthplace.
41.4797, -91.5813
Des Moines, Iowa

Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

This zombie-themed restaurant stands out in the heart of corn country.
41.5904, -93.6133