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U.S.S. Cairo - Front/right.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S.S. Cairo

This iron and wood Civil War city-ship was the first vessel to be sunk by a torpedo.
32.3441, -90.8516
Prospectors dig for diamonds
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.
34.0331, -93.6707
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum

This quirky Arkansas wax museum does not shy away from the macabre and the grotesque.
34.5161, -93.0538
Brackettville, Texas

Alamo Village

Remembering the Alamo with a full-scale replica of the 1836 city.
29.4384, -100.3945
Bettie Page mural
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
47.6714, -122.3209
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337
Julius Pierpont Patches
Seattle, Washington

J.P. Patches Statue

Leave a button on the jacket of this iconic Seattle clown.
47.6493, -122.3489
With a building in the background
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.
47.6504, -122.3502
Fremont Bridge
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Bridge

From a neon Rapunzel to a bike traffic meter to a street fair color scheme, the most opened drawbridge in the US is a veritable art gallery.
47.6476, -122.3498
UPS Waterfall Garden Park
Seattle, Washington

UPS Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded, man-made waterfall marks the birthplace of the United Parcel Service.
47.6002, -122.3319
Hammering Man close-up
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
47.6070, -122.3381
The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum.
San Antonio, Texas

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

A 131-year-old wunderkammer of Texan history.
29.4262, -98.4890
The Arlington Hotel
Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Arlington Hotel

This historic hotel at the head of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park has storied history of gangsters and baseball greats.
34.5168, -93.0531
(Street Gangs)
Laredo, Texas

World Trade Bridge

The biggest drug trafficking passage between Mexico and the U.S.
27.5971, -99.5377
The artesian bottling factory that now houses the Dr Pepper Museum.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
31.5551, -97.1294
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial, Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.
29.7686, -95.3456
Big Sam towers over the Texas interstate at 67-feet. (Leah Caldwell/Atlas Obscura)
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero.
30.6612, -95.5107
Old Courthouse Museum in the Historic Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Photo by Ken Lund
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
32.3525, -90.8782
Hall of Mosses Photos
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
47.8721, -123.9293
Photograph of City Hall some time prior to 1947.
Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend City Hall

City Council meetings still happen in his historic building, impeccably preserved on the inside.
48.1161, -122.7524
Color Picture of the 1940 collapse
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
47.2620, -122.5419
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
47.6515, -122.3513