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Historic Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft Carriers of Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier on Lake Michigan was a training hub for aircraft carrier pilots during WWII.
41.8916, -87.6079
The Villisca Axe Murder House
Villisca, Iowa

Villisca Axe Murder House

A number of gruesome unsolved murders have turned this simple home into a morbid tourist trap.
40.9276, -94.9787
Homeland Security
Falls City, Nebraska

Veteran’s Memorial Park

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40.0527, -95.6017
The M65 Atomic Cannon, affectionately called "Atomic Annie" by the grunts back in the day, stands guard against the Flint Hills prairie chickens and hawks. (3 o'Clock AM)
Junction City, Kansas

Atomic Annie

Cannon designed to fire an atomic warhead.
39.0382, -96.7630
Manhattan, Kansas

Konza Prairie

A diverse, expansive nature preserve in northeastern Kansas.
39.1069, -96.6091
Blackbeard's Castle
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Blackbeard's Castle

Rumored to be the famed pirate's lookout tower, this historic stone structure is now just watching for tourists.
18.3438, -64.9297
The Baths
Spanish Town, British Virgin Islands

The Baths

This huge pile of volcanic boulders hides a stunning network of secret grottoes.
18.4294, -64.4454
Starr Kempf's Kinetic Sculptures
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Starr Kempf's Kinetic Sculptures

The moving metal works of one troubled artist can still be viewed on his front lawn... for now.
38.7893, -104.8635
Pikes Peak Summit House
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
38.8153, -105.0557
A tuberculosis hut converted into a visitor center at Rock Ledge Ranch
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tuberculosis Huts

Small teepee-like houses built for TB patients have become sheds, studios, and bus stops around Colorado Springs.
38.9476, -104.8755
Rainbow Falls
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Rainbow Falls

Hidden beneath a bridge, this waterfall is known for the large amounts of graffiti painted on its base.
38.8681, -104.9242
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

These faux-cliff dwellings allow visitors to climb around on a replica archaeological site.
38.8629, -104.9122
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Praying Hands
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Praying Hands

These massive mitts are made of 30 tons of devotional bronze.
36.0482, -95.9561
Pont de Grenelle Statue of Liberty
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
48.8501, 2.2783
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Old neon sign
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Basin Park Hotel

Extravagant western hotel where every floor is the "ground floor."
36.4024, -93.7372
Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Thorncrown Chapel

This futuristically sylvan church is a glass-enclosed marvel of modern architecture.
36.4148, -93.7718
World's Largest Fork
Springfield, Missouri

World's Largest Fork

A 35-foot-tall fork stuck in the ground outside an office building in Missouri.
37.1454, -93.3231
The funicular as it operates in Montmartre today.
Paris-18E-Arrondissement, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
48.8846, 2.3426
View of south side of museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
39.0451, -94.5810
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
39.0416, -94.5919
Old pot stills
Westmeath, Ireland

Kilbeggan Distillery

The oldest licensed distillery in Ireland.
53.3691, -7.5024
Kyteler's Inn today.
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kyteler's Inn

The oldest inn in Kilkenny was established by the first convicted witch in Ireland.
52.6532, -7.2532