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Cairo, Illinois

Fort Defiance Park

The lowest point in the state of Illinois, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River port town has transformed into an eerie, mostly abandoned ghost town.
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Canton, Ohio

William McKinley Memorial

The 25th President's marble casket can be visited in this classical Ohio tomb.
Marion, Ohio

Warren G. Harding Presidential Home

Featuring one of the most complete and original collections of Presidential memorabilia, this is the site of the last front porch presidential campaigns.
Canton, Ohio

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Mausoleums, astronomy, and animatronic dinosaurs at this memorial to an assassinated American president.
Marion, Ohio

President Warren G. Harding's Tomb

This presidential tomb was not dedicated until years after Harding's death due to personal controversy.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.
Mars, Pennsylvania

Mars Flying Saucer

Could it have picked a better place to land?
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Forbes Field Wall

A portion of the old Pirates stadium over which a defining home run once flew still stands even after the rest of the stadium was torn down.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh's got two!
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.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Austin, Texas

Animatronic Lyndon Baines Johnson

Just like the real 36th president of the United States, animatronic LBJ amuses visitors with jokes and stories.
Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel

A universal meditative place of worship and social justice center adorned with paintings by famed abstract artist Mark Rothko.
Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete

The second largest roadrunner in the world stands 11 feet tall in his West Texas town.
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial, Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.