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World's Largest Rocking Chair
Cuba, Missouri

Former World's Largest Rocking Chair

The world's second largest rocking chair is found on Route 66 in Cuba... Missouri.
38.0371, -91.4691
Divers in the Billion Gallon Lake.
Bonne Terre, Missouri

Bonne Terre Mines

The world's largest man-made underground caverns offer unparalleled underwater wonders.
37.9234, -90.5508
The World's Largest Amoco Sign
St. Louis, Missouri

World's Largest Amoco Sign

This titanic oil company sign is a reminder of the Americana boom of the 70's and also its commoditization.
38.6330, -90.3045
Kansas City, Missouri

SubTropolis

The "World's Largest Underground Business Complex," a 55,000,000-square-foot city underneath Missouri.
39.1612, -94.4762
Lyle Van Houten's Automotive Museum
Clarence, Missouri

Lyle Van Houten's Automotive Museum

This pristinely abandoned filling station on the edge of a graveyard is populated solely by unsettling mannequins.
39.7488, -92.2575
Nine Mile Canyon - the BLM has advised it as "an area of critical environmental concern"
Carbon County, Utah

Nine Mile Canyon

Here, at the "world's longest art gallery," you'll find forty miles of ancient petroglyphs and pictographs.
39.7762, -110.4964
The Big Chicken
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots.
33.9513, -84.5204
Part of Providence Canyon from rim near entrance road
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
32.0717, -84.9112
Cordele, Georgia

Titan I Missile

A real (but thankfully not live) missile stands tall as a monument to the United States military in the small town of Cordele.
31.9608, -83.7527
The Missouri State Penitentiary.
Jefferson City, Missouri

Missouri State Penitentiary

The maximum security facility was once thought to have "the bloodiest 47 acres in America."
38.5735, -92.1607
Courtyard monument.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bugsy Siegel Monument

An overlooked monument to the celebrity gangster who helped put the sin in Sin City.
36.1159, -115.1706
Flamingos on Flamingo Island
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
36.1166, -115.1712
The High Roller
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

The world's tallest ferris wheel takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
36.1177, -115.1728
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
36.1706, -115.1443
Atomic Liquors, since 1952
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
36.1668, -115.1355
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460
Georgia Guidestones
Elberton, Georgia

Georgia Guidestones

A mysterious monument meant to be a guide into "an Age of Reason."
34.2320, -82.8944
Jefferson Davis Capture Site
Fitzgerald, Georgia

Jefferson Davis Capture Site

The site where Confederate president Jefferson Davis was finally taken down has been marked with a bust that leaves that part out.
31.6633, -83.3860
The Marker
Dublin, Georgia

Fegren of the Air

The remnants of sheer survival in Dublin's monastery district.
32.5389, -82.9040
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Clarksdale Crossroads
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Clarksdale Crossroads

Giant novelty guitars now mark the spot where Robert Johnson is said to have sold his soul to the devil.
34.1984, -90.5531
Birthplace of Elvis Presley
Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo, Mississippi and birthplace of a King.
34.2600, -88.6800
Rowan Oak: Front Entrance
Oxford, Mississippi

Rowan Oak

William Faulkner kept his beloved estate wild and untamed.
34.3598, -89.5247
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."
32.1753, -104.4438