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San Jose, California

Santana Row Chess Plaza

A giant chess set, minus the psychedelic drug trip.
37.3211, -121.9473
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Redwood City, California

Pulgas Water Temple

A classically inspired temple in Redwood City.
37.4833, -122.3172
The Frenchman's Tower
Palo Alto, California

The Frenchman's Tower

This odd California folly seems like it was almost designed to accumulate urban legends.
37.3963, -122.1618
'The Thinker', often seen as a separate sculpture
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
37.4329, -122.1702
The Fugitive Train Wreck
Sylva, North Carolina

The Fugitive Train Wreck

The remains of the iconic train crash from the movie The Fugitive can still be found rusting along the Great Smoky Railroad.
35.3704, -83.2633
Inside John Davis' home.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Mountain Farm Museum

Step back in time on this preserved 1800s farm.
35.5131, -83.3061
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each year these high desert hills are absolutely covered with poppy flowers in a surreal show of nature.
34.7349, -118.3959
Tree in the Rock
Buford, Wyoming

Tree in the Rock

Miraculous tree that seems to sprout out of solid rock.
41.1336, -105.3468
Lincoln Tomb
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
39.8232, -89.6558
Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
40.4443, -79.9532
Kaufmann's Clock
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kaufmann's Clock

Meet your friends, marry your true love, or tell your enemies to kiss your butt under this historic Pittsburgh timepiece.
40.4395, -79.9982
Duquesne Brewery Clock
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Brewery Clock

The largest clock face in the United States is twice the size of Big Ben and infinitely more ad-sponsored.
40.4261, -79.9765
Pittsburgh Snoopy Doghouse
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh's Snoopy Doghouse

Despite being stolen multiple times, this civic electrician's street corner Snoopy won't be stopped.
40.4397, -80.0052
Anderson Tower
Salt Lake City, Utah

Anderson Tower Monument

This granite monument at the site of an ill-conceived tourist attraction is built from the same stone as the Mormon Temple.
40.7761, -111.8837
This Is The Place Monument
Salt Lake City, Utah

This Is The Place Monument

A towering tribute to decisiveness stands on the spot where Brigham Young and his Mormon followers decided that this must be the place.
40.7537, -111.8154
Cornhenge
Dublin, Ohio

Cornhenge

The inventor of a number of hybrid corn species is immortalized with a field of giant corn.
40.0855, -83.1228
Longaberger's home office.
Newark, Ohio

Longaberger Basket Building

An office built to look like a giant basket.
40.0635, -82.3453
Harvard Bridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
42.3546, -71.0913
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
55.9493, -3.2002
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
A book hoarder's dream come true.
Salem, Massachusetts

Derby Square Bookstore

"Try not to knock anything over!"
42.5215, -70.8948
Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha from Bewitched
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
42.5213, -70.8959
Gryphon sculpture by Paul Manship
Ipswich, Massachusetts

Crane Mansion on Castle Hill

Palatial mansion estate used in films including "Flowers in the Attic" and "The Witches of Eastwick."
42.6854, -70.7797