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Kansas City, Missouri

Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

Two hundred tons of pioneer artifacts were dredged up from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Missouri River.
39.1094, -94.5815
Bothwell Lodge
Sedalia, Missouri

Bothwell Lodge

This historic cliffside mansion uses a natural cave for air conditioning.
38.7964, -93.2230
Photo of one of the lions from J.H. Patterson's book "The Man-eaters of Tsavo", 1907
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
41.8662, -87.6186
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
41.8789, -87.6363
Buford, Wyoming

Buford, Wyoming: Population 1

The smallest town in the United States.
41.1219, -105.3047
Bill, bathed in everlasting light
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
39.7333, -105.2386
Fort Collins, Colorado

Swetsville Zoo

This "zoo" is a cross between a junkyard and a sculpture garden, featuring animals you won't see anywhere else.
40.5227, -104.9874
A two-headed calf leers from the wall of the museum.
Oakley, Kansas

Prairie Dog Town

Home of mutant livestock.
39.1884, -100.8698
The Lunatic Box held someone up in a standing position for hours at a time.
St. Joseph, Missouri

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The history of the treatment of mental illness, illustrated in all its gory detail, and housed in an asylum.
39.7769, -94.8147
(Flickr/jimmywayne)
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
39.3508, -101.7102
The Oz Museum
Wamego, Kansas

Oz Museum

A wonderful collection of Oz culture in the heart of Kansas.
39.2026, -96.3051
Amelia Earhart Earthworks
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Earthworks

The face of the famed flier in a hillside in her hometown.
39.5443, -95.1785
A close-up of the plaque on the historical marker with a plush duck. (Wikimedia Commons)
Lebanon, Kansas

Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States

Small plaque marks the spot, but the true center is located about half a mile away on a private pig farm.
39.8282, -98.5696
Cawker City, Kansas

World's Largest Ball of Twine

It's big, it's a ball, and it's made of twine--the world's largest of its kind.
39.5125, -98.4337
The M65 Atomic Cannon, affectionately called "Atomic Annie" by the grunts back in the day, stands guard against the Flint Hills prairie chickens and hawks. (3 o'Clock AM)
Junction City, Kansas

Atomic Annie

Cannon designed to fire an atomic warhead.
39.0382, -96.7630
Brookville, Kansas

Mushroom Rock State Park

Curious rock formations in a tiny Kansas state park.
38.7215, -98.0271
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Buffalo Ridge 1880 Cowboy Town

This Wild West attraction is alive with glitching automatons.
43.6057, -96.8875
Mosaic marking the highest point in Iowa.
Sibley, Iowa

Hawkeye Point

The highest point in Iowa, while not that impressive to mountain states, has earned its own monuments.
43.4600, -95.7089
Devil's Gulch
Garretson, South Dakota

Devil's Gulch

The ravine where Jesse James supposedly performed an impossible jump to evade capture.
43.7229, -96.4951
Nightmare fuel.
Montrose, South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park

A roadside collection of over-sized iron creations that are a bit more macabre than most.
43.6647, -97.1802
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
43.7146, -98.0254
Lincoln Highway Memorial
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
41.2369, -105.4363
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Graves of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
44.3753, -103.7265