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Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
Sea Ranch, California

Sea Ranch Chapel

This whimsical seashell-shaped place of worship was designed to blend into its surroundings.
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Petrified Forest

The fossilized remains of ancient California redwoods.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Valladolid, Mexico

Museo de Ropa Étnica de México (Mexican Ethnic Clothing Museum)

This small museum explores Mexican history and culture through clothing.
Providence, Rhode Island

Gingerbread and Pancake Islands

The origin of these small islands' sweet names is a local mystery.
Jenner, California

Fort Ross

The southernmost outpost of the Russian Empire in colonial America.
Duncans Mills, California

Mammoth Rubbing Rocks

Massive prehistoric mammals used these stones as oversized scratching posts.
Providence, Rhode Island

Cranston Street Armory

A gothic-styled structure that has been the location for several movies.
Encampment, Wyoming

Grand Encampment Museum

Features unique photographic collections by women of the American West and historical attractions such as a two-story outhouse.
Green River, Wyoming

Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

This UFO landing strip was created by a charitable Wyoming city that was worried about residents of Jupiter.
Laramie, Wyoming

Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench

It is the only marker for one of the most famous hate crimes in American history. There are no other memorials for him in the entire state.
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
Buford, Wyoming

Buford, Wyoming: Population 0

One of the smallest towns in the United States.
Harrison, Nebraska

Fort Robinson State Park

Site of the 1879 Cheyenne Outbreak and the site where famed Sioux chief Crazy Horse met his fate.
Jordan, Minnesota

Minnesota's Largest Candy Store

This bright yellow building is packed with sweet treats from all around the world, from chocolate-covered crickets to whoopie pies.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Times They Are A-Changin'

This kaleidoscopic mural shows Bob Dylan throughout his transition from young troubadour to Nobel laureate.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Owamni

The dishes at this restaurant by The Sioux Chef celebrate indigenous heritage.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

Downtown Minneapolis mixed art and function by turning some of their sewer covers into works of art.
Madison, Wisconsin

Otis Redding Memorial Plaque

A bronze plaque marks the site of the only show the "King of the Soul Singers" ever missed.
Madison, Wisconsin

Lamp House

Hidden away in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a nearly forgotten home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for a childhood friend.