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Washington, D.C.

Capitol Air Conditioning Towers

"Congress may voluntarily remain in session throughout the summer, in order that our Congressmen may be protected from the intolerable discomforts and dangers of the ordinary outdoor weather!”
Petersburg, Kentucky

The Creation Museum

A 70,000-square-foot institution dedicated to a very literal, creationist perspective on the Book of Genesis.
Madison, Wisconsin

Old Abe

A renowned Civil War veteran, this Bald eagle now presides over the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Madison, Wisconsin

Badger Sculpture of the USS Wisconsin

Comprised of Spanish war cannons, this sculpture once graced the bow of a WWI warship.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Christ of the Ozarks

This monumental Jesus is often referred to as "Our Milk Carton With Arms."
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
Washington, West Virginia

Abandoned Lock No. 19

One of the few surviving examples of the first lock and dam system built on the Ohio River.
Pueblo, Colorado

The Goodnight Barn

This historic stone barn is the former home of legendary cattleman Charles “Lonesome Dove” Goodnight.
Gateway, Colorado

Sewemup Mesa

A remote sandstone plateau named for a legendary cattle rustler.
Cañon City, Colorado

Prospect Heights Jail

This 19th century jail was mainly used to incarcerate the drunk and disorderly.
Denver, Colorado

Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

The spot in the Mile-High City that's exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (at least for now).
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
Rye, Colorado

Bishop Castle

The largest self-built castle in the U.S., six decades in the making.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

BOK Tower

A half-size replica of the World Trade Center towers above Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jamil's Steakhouse

The storied steakhouse is the last in a long line of Lebanese-owned supper clubs in Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

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

Holy City of the Wichitas

This little slice of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma is the evolution of a 90 year old passion play.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Boston Avenue Methodist Church

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