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Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

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

The Kaskaskia Dragon

Buy a token from the liquor store and you can make this beast spew flames on command.
Chicago, Illinois

Shit Fountain

A giant bronze coil of feces is both a tribute to doggie defecation and a reminder to pick it up.
Battle Creek, Michigan

Dr. J.H. Kellogg Discovery Center

The unusual medical inventions of the man who gave the world Corn Flakes.
Lansing, Michigan

World's Largest Lug Nut

Perched atop a brick smokestack, this enormous lug nut symbolizes the local minor league baseball team.
Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Capitol Cupola

Journey up the capitol building's cupola for an amazing view of Topeka.
Wamego, Kansas

Oz Museum

A wonderful collection of all things Oz is nestled in the heart of Kansas.
Washington, D.C.

Willard Hotel

Legend has it that President Grant’s frequent drinking in the lobby gave rise to the term “lobbyist.”
Washington, D.C.

Inaugural Parade Center Line

A line of blue paint marks the route of the inaugural parade.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Pier Marker

A tiny monument to the unsuccessful attempt by Thomas Jefferson to place the prime meridian in Washington.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Mini Monument

There's a 12-foot-tall replica of the Washington Monument hidden under a manhole nearby.
Washington, D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

An overlooked memorial honoring the local Washington residents who died in World War I.
Washington, D.C.

Fireworks Safety Zone on the National Mall

On the Fourth of July this area will transform into a Pompeii-like storm of falling embers and ash.
Washington, D.C.

Kilroy Was Here

There’s a hidden military meme engraved on the World War II Memorial.
Kansas City, Missouri

Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

Two hundred tons of pioneer artifacts were painstakingly recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Missouri River.
Kansas City, Missouri

Noir Arts & Oddities

Tucked away between two 19th-century buildings, this small shop specializes in the macabre.
Kansas City, Missouri

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The world's largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one the nation's largest collections of antique toys.
Abilene, Kansas

The Greyhound Hall of Fame

A museum where visitors can learn about greyhounds and (more importantly) pet them.
Leavenworth, Kansas

C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

This quaint museum lets you take a ride on its antique carousels.
Overland Park, Kansas

1950s All-Electric House

This retro-future model home is packed to the gills with electrical oddities.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

This recently restored timepiece has stood all around Kansas City.