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Moon over the fort.
West Lafayette, Indiana

Fort Ouiatenon

Historians and hobbyists head to this former French outpost for the annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon.
40.4080, -86.9639
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park.
University Park, Illinois

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

A sprawling museum filled with larger-than-life works of art.
41.4493, -87.7136
Louis' Lunch
New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
41.3065, -72.9303
Uniroyal Gal in her bikini during the summer pool season.
Peoria, Illinois

Uniroyal Gal

This rare female version of the Muffler Man has its clothes removed each summer to signal the start of pool season.
40.6780, -89.6077
The Egyptian Theatre.
DeKalb, Illinois

The Egyptian Theatre

This architectural stunner is one of the few surviving Egyptian Revival theaters in the U.S.
41.9309, -88.7526
Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum

Over 20,000 sets of spice shakers reveal the surprisingly telling history of our most basic spices.
35.7162, -83.5025
Part of abandoned historic downtown Cairo, Illinois.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River port town has transformed into an eerie, mostly abandoned ghost town.
37.0053, -89.1765
A Bong sign.
Kansasville, Wisconsin

Richard Bong State Recreation Area

The Bong-area park police have asked visitors to please, stop stealing the signs.
42.6339, -88.1433
Blue Mustang
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
39.8342, -104.6759
The bell donated by Louis XV, later called the "Liberty Bell of the West"
Chester, Illinois

Liberty Bell of the West

Now nearly abandoned, Kaskaskia was once the capital of Illinois and one of the most important towns on the upper Mississippi.
37.9227, -89.9147
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's final works was this UFO church.
43.0996, -88.0294
Chicago, Illinois

World Artifacts on the Tribune Tower Walls

Fragments of architectural wonders from around the globe are embedded in the newspaper building's walls.
41.8904, -87.6237
With a building in the background
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.
47.6504, -122.3502
Amarillo, Texas

Helium Time Columns Monument

A time-capsule monument reminding future generations of the importance of efficient and effective use of natural resources.
35.1996, -101.9133
Railroad tracks and a pair of shackles
Maywood, Illinois

Underground Railroad Memorial at McDonald's

A plaque marks a former safe house on the secret route, now hidden next to a McDonald's.
41.8883, -87.8335
Illinois' Original Burger King from streetside
Mattoon, Illinois

Illinois’ Original Burger King

The multinational Burger King chain is banned from operating within 20 miles of a family restaurant filed under the same name.
39.4819, -88.3731
Monument to Boomer the Three-Legged Hero Dog
Makanda, Illinois

Monument to Boomer the Three-Legged Hero Dog

This odd stone memorial remembers a loyal dog who offended the rail barons with his speed and saved his master with his pee.
37.6176, -89.2095
The King Neptune Memorial
Anna, Illinois

King Neptune Memorial

This simple gravestone remembers a pig who single-hoofedly raised $19,000,000 for the Navy.
37.4660, -89.1326
Mount Rainier
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
46.8537, -121.7590
Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
47.6081, -122.3403
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
47.6015, -122.3343
Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Renton, Washington

Jimi Hendrix Memorial

The final resting place of one of the most sensational guitar players of all time was only created after his father got the rights to his music.
47.4865, -122.1740
Snoqualmie Tunnel
North Bend, Washington

Snoqualmie Tunnel

This long, dark tunnel is open to hikers, but those without lights are known to get confused even on the straight path.
47.3953, -121.4446
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732