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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.
Long Beach, California

The RMS Queen Mary

The awe-inspiring ship from the golden era of cruising has an incomparable history and a reputation as one of the world’s most haunted places.
Skiatook, Oklahoma

The Healing Stone of Skiatook

A natural rock formation believed to be a cure-all.
Bixby, Oklahoma

Washington Irving Memorial Park

One of New York's most iconic authors is strangely honored by this Oklahoma park.
Barnsdall, Oklahoma

Barnsdall Main Street Oil Well

A tiny but mighty little pumper sits in the middle of the street, waiting for the next big oil strike.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Church Studio

Songwriter Leon Russell transformed this church into a recording studio used by many legendary musicians.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Aviator’s Arrow

This beacon for pre-radar pilots once guided Charles Lindbergh to a safe touchdown in Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

The fifth tallest statue in the United States is a shirtless monument to the oil worker.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Woolaroc

An oil baron's wild paradise and the winner of an ill-fated air race.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Abundant Life Building

This abandoned, windowless concrete block is one of the strangest buildings in Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Boston Avenue Methodist Church

One of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States.