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Wichita, Kansas

Keeper of the Plains

The grandson of a Kiowa chief created what has become the iconic symbol of a city on the Plains.
Wichita, Kansas

The Wichita Troll

A mysterious and terrifying public art goblin seemingly meant to inspire local legend.
Kansas City, Missouri

The Holy Finger of Kansas City

A piece of John the Baptist in the American heartland.
Kansas City, Missouri

Boy and Frog Fountain

A beloved, quirky little fountain featuring a large frog spitting water at a naked boy.
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
Eureka, Kansas

Utopia College

A college in rural Kansas founded to prepare the country for an impending World War III.
Falls City, Nebraska

Veteran’s Memorial Park

A eclectic collection of military memorabilia.
Hiawatha, Kansas

Davis Memorial

This massive marble memorial was built bit by bit either out of devotion or spite, but at the expense of the surrounding town.
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

The first home of the doomed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Earthworks

The face of the famed flier in a hillside in her hometown.
Topeka, Kansas

Grave of Carrie Frances Kiene

A mysterious local has been dressing the child's grave for decades.
Topeka, Kansas

Great Mural Wall of Topeka

Topeka has its own great wall, and it's covered in colorful images from the city's history.
Topeka, Kansas

Equality House

A rainbow-colored house promotes LGBTQ rights across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Lawrence, Kansas

Comanche, Survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Lone survivor from Custer's Last Stand forever preserved.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Mansfield, Ohio

Ohio State Reformatory

Prison made famous by The Shawshank Redemption has been out of commission since 1990.
Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath

A sealed test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's dying breath was given to the inventor's friend and mentee, Henry Ford.
Auburn, Indiana

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

A singular collection of hand-built art deco cars are held in a building with style to match.
Fort Worth, Texas

Lee Harvey Oswald's Grave

Of course the grave of JFK's assassin is surrounded by conspiracy theories.
Fort Worth, Texas

The Palace Light Bulb

The world's second-longest burning light bulb.
Dallas, Texas

Public School 972

A school-themed restaurant where gastronomy is the core curriculum.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
Clarence, Missouri

Lyle Van Houten's Automotive Museum

This pristinely abandoned filling station on the edge of a graveyard is populated solely by unsettling mannequins.