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Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Neece, Texas

Cast Away Crossroads

It's where the final scene of the beloved Tom Hanks movie was filmed.
Granite, Oklahoma

Comecos Cemetery

Dad jokes and wordplay abound in this comic fake cemetery.
Cache, Oklahoma

Holy City of the Wichitas

This little slice of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma is the evolution of a 90 year old passion play.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Parallel Forest

A peculiar forest that was handcrafted for government experiments.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Buffalo Herd

American bison herd descending directly from a Bronx Zoo breeding program that saved the species from extinction.
Shattuck, Oklahoma

Shattuck Windmill Museum

Over 50 historic windmills whir away at this outdoor museum.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Playtower

A whimsical tower with a spiral staircase, inspired by the Space Age and the Möbius strip.
Talala, Oklahoma

Winganon Space Capsule

A detached cement mixer has been transformed to resemble a relic from some obscure NASA mission to Oklahoma.
Nowata, Oklahoma

Bowling Ball Yard Art

To honor his gardening wife, this yard artist turns bowling balls into playful, colorful sculptures.
Hidalgo, Texas

'World's Largest Killer Bee'

A statue in the Texas town that proudly calls itself the killer bee capital of the world.
Rockport, Texas

The Big Tree

The tree is thought to be the oldest oak in Texas and was once crowned state champion for its monumental size.
Calhoun, Georgia

Rock Garden Calhoun

Incredible miniature towns and buildings created and decorated with thousands of tiny rocks.
Pikeville, Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Labor provided by Great Depression-era programs restored these 25,000 acres in Tennessee.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
The Colony, Texas

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

A master plumber has turned his love of art and toilets into a folk museum that's not taking the piss.
Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

Circus cemetery for all the “showmen under God’s big top.”
Paris, Texas

Texas Eiffel Tower

In Paris, Texas they have their own Eiffel Tower, it just has a cowboy hat on it.
Durant, Oklahoma

World's Largest Peanut

No matter what the plaque under this massive legume says, this is not the world's largest peanut.
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
Indio, California

Dr. June McCarroll Monument

A monument to the frontier doctor who came up with the idea of delineating highways with a painted line.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Yuma, Arizona

Yuma Territorial Prison

Walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary chambers of Arizona Territory’s first prison.