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Commerce, Oklahoma

Home of Mickey Mantle

The modest childhood home where the baseball legend and Yankees star learned to hit from both sides of the plate.
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Pottawattamie Squirrel Cage Jail

The world's only three-story rotary jail is now a museum to a bizarre trend in prison design.
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Lincoln Monument of Council Bluffs

An obelisk commemorating Lincoln's role in connecting the coasts.
Omaha, Nebraska

Site of a Japanese Balloon Bomb Explosion

These experimental weapons brought World War II to Nebraska as well as 26 other U.S. states.
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Golden Spike Monument

This massive railroad spike celebrates the 1939 premiere of the movie “Union Pacific.”
Boys Town, Nebraska

World's Largest Ball of Stamps

An idle pastime becomes a record holder in Boys Town, Nebraska.
Omaha, Nebraska

Old Lincoln Highway in Omaha

A brick-paved former section of the historic coast-to-coast highway.
Lindsborg, Kansas

Swedish Phone Booth

A unique blue and yellow phone booth in America's "Little Sweden."
Hutchinson, Kansas

Cosmosphere

The world’s largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian aircraft got its start in a poultry building.
Mullinville, Kansas

The Sculptures of M.T. Liggett

Metal sculpture folk art lining the Kansas Highway.
Greensburg, Kansas

The Big Well

The United States's largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum.
WaKeeney, Kansas

WaKeeney North Pole

The holiday spirit lingers year-round in the "Christmas City of the High Plains."
Paxton, NE

Ole's Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge

What do a giraffe, an elephant, and reasonably priced steaks have in common? This roadside restaurant filled with exotic taxidermy.
Harvard, Nebraska

Harvard Jail House

The two-cell building in Nebraska was briefly owned by a teenage boy and then a Hollywood dummy.
Hastings, Nebraska

The Hastings Museum Kool-Aid Exhibit

The home for all things Kool-Aid offers everything except a chance to actually enjoy the drink.
KCMO, Missouri

Kessler Park Reservoir

An abandoned concrete jungle surrounded by a lush park.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
Marshall, Missouri

Jim the Wonder Dog Memorial Garden

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

McBaine Bur Oak

This majestic tree has survived 400 years of storms, droughts, and floods, and is a beloved natural landmark in Missouri.
Columbia, Missouri

BoatHenge

Like Stonehenge, but with boats and oodles more charm.
Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Icebox

Curious cave that stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.
Columbia, Missouri

Blind Boone House

The modest, restored home of the legendary ragtime musician John William 'Blind' Boone.
Columbia, Missouri

Neff Hall Chinese Stone Lions

Two Ming Dynasty lion statues guard the entrance to the journalism school.
Columbia, Missouri

Thomas Jefferson’s Original Tombstone

The obelisk meant to mark the founding father's grave at Monticello is actually on the University of Missouri campus.