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Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville Y-Bridge

A favorite of Amelia Earhart, ranking among those rare bridges that can be crossed without changing sides of the river.
Canton, Ohio

William McKinley Memorial

The 25th President's marble casket can be visited in this classical Ohio tomb.
Cleveland, Ohio

Sidaway Bridge

The ruins of the suspension bridge hang over Kingsbury Run as a ghost of racial prejudice.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, baked goods, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Wyoming, Michigan

Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines

These sprawling mines once served as a source of plaster and today serve as a storage facility.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

White House Taping System

The origin of the Nixon tapes is rooted in technological incompetence as much as secrecy.
Cleveland, Ohio

Steamship William G. Mather

This steamer is known as "The ship that built Cleveland."
Cleveland, Ohio

Franklin Castle

A history of tragedy and a pile of eerie stories have contributed to this house's consistent ranking as one of the most haunted places in Ohio.
Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelleys Island Winery Ruins

These beautiful wineries were at the center of Lake Erie's "grape belt" back when the Midwest dominated American wine production.
Toledo, Ohio

Art Tatum Celebration Column

A 30-foot stack of piano keys memorializes one of the greatest keys players in jazz history.
Springdale, Utah

The Narrows

The hike through a narrow river flanked by the 2,000-foot-tall walls of Zion Canyon is one of the best in the world.
Rockville, Utah

Grafton Ghost Town

Settled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1859, this abandoned frontier town has appeared in several films.
Goldfield, Nevada

Paste Eater's Grave

Eulogizing an unknown man's unusual demise.
Beatty, Nevada

'Rhyolite's District of Shadows'

A land of debatable treasure.
Amboy, California

Guardian Lions of Route 66

A pair of large white marble lions guard this stretch of the Mojave Desert, and it is utterly mysterious how they got there.
San Bernardino, California

Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Healing Center

A former utopian healing center created by a huckster and built by derelicts.
Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Devil's Hole

Water of undetermined depth has attracted rare fish and cult leaders alike.
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
Goodsprings, Nevada

Pioneer Saloon

The wild west is still alive and well at this authentic mining town watering hole.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Sloan, Nevada

Seven Magic Mountains

Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
Kingman, Arizona

Hackberry General Store

Don't blink or you'll miss it.