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Kentucky Floral Clock
Frankfort, Kentucky

Kentucky Floral Clock

This huge clock made of flowers and simple machinery was once used a political weapon.
38.1860, -84.8764
Annie Oakley's grave.
Versailles, Ohio

Annie Oakley's Grave

The final resting place of the most famous sharpshooter.
40.2605, -84.5604
Hoagy Carmichael's plaque
Richmond, Indiana

Gennett Walk of Fame

This Indiana walk of fame honors music legends with record-shaped plaques in the pavement.
39.8267, -84.9000
Euclid's Cross
Hamilton, Ohio

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park

Inside, ancient treasures. Outside, modern contradictions.
39.3728, -84.5793
Florence Y'all Water Tower
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto.
38.9977, -84.6479
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
50.0838, 7.7629
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
44.4377, 26.0974
Heidelberg Tun
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
49.4106, 8.7153
Heidelberg's Old Bridge Monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
49.4131, 8.7092
Statue of Loreley
Sankt Goarshausen, Germany

Statue of Loreley

A memorial for a young woman and her ghost, which are claimed to have caused countless deathly shipwrecks.
50.1470, 7.7270
Münstermaifeld, Germany

Eltz Castle - Burg Eltz

A Medieval family castle overlooking the Rhine, left intact and much as it was hundreds of years ago.
50.2483, 7.3624
The Spitting Boy
Koblenz, Germany

Schängelbrunnen

This fountain of a little boy that spits on passersby at erratic intervals is a town icon.
50.3603, 7.5982
The Augenroller.
Koblenz, Germany

Augenroller (Eye Roller)

Every half hour the eye-rolling clock face sticks out its tongue to mock the good citizens of Koblenz.
50.3624, 7.5968
Exterior West side.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Workhouse

This abandoned prison castle has become an imposing gallery of graffiti art.
39.0871, -94.5635
From a distance, the unfinished Cementland's ambitions to be a castle-like amusement park are obvious.
St. Louis, Missouri

Cementland

A late sculptor's last project was to turn this abandoned cement factory into a castle-themed amusement park.
38.7343, -90.2128
A sign at Grand and Dodier St marks the stadium's site.
St. Louis, Missouri

Site of Sportsman's Park

This spot in St. Louis, marked with a simple sign, has seen more pro baseball than just about anywhere else in the world.
38.6578, -90.2205
The lamp post at Union Station.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

This recently restored timepiece has stood all around Kansas City.
39.0854, -94.5861
Chuck Berry House
St. Louis, Missouri

Chuck Berry's House

The red brick house where the father of rock 'n' roll wrote some of his classic hits.
38.6643, -90.2313
Site of Pruitt-Igoe today
St. Louis, Missouri

Pruitt-Igoe's Remains

An urban forest overtakes what was the greatest failure of utopic urban housing.
38.6434, -90.2095
Island Lamp at night, intersection of Madison Road and Edwards Road
Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Yellow Lamps

An obsolete, vanishing traffic device warns Cincinnati drivers away from middle-of-the-road obstructions.
39.1065, -84.5193
Cincinnati Color Building, 1400 block of Vine Street - Charles trained in the gym then on the 2nd floor
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ezzard Charles' Former Boxing Gym

One of Cincinnati's greatest fighters once trained at a now defunct gym in this Over-The-Rhine neighborhood.
39.1134, -84.5152
The plaque
Madison, Wisconsin

Elvis Karate Fight Plaque

A stone marker memorializes the spot where the King broke up a street fight with a classic karate stance.
43.1152, -89.3282
A gift from Mussolini to the city of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

Twin Lakes Capitoline Wolf

Mussolini gave Cincinnati a bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling at a wolf's teats.
39.1176, -84.4879
Neptune keeps time, as long as the sun is shining
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

King Neptune Sundial

On Hilton Head Island this bronze King of the Sea rules all things briny—and lets you know if you’re late for lunch.
32.1805, -80.7287