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Places visited in Joplin, Missouri
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Clinton, Missouri

Tightwad Bank

This small town bank is very aware of its name thank you very much.
Weston, Missouri

O'Malley's Pub

The oldest bar in Missouri is hidden within a limestone brewery cellar more than 50 feet underground.
Independence, Missouri

Vaile Mansion

A remarkably opulent mansion with a tragic history.
Kansas City, Missouri

Noir Arts & Oddities

Tucked away between two 19th-century buildings, this small shop specializes in the macabre.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Art-o-mat

These banned cigarette vending machines now sell little pieces of pocket-sized art.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Big Edge

A giant open-air sculpture made of over 200 full-sized boats.
Kansas City, Missouri

Imperial Brewery

Undone by Prohibition, this abandoned brewery-turned-flour mill is now ready for its third act.
Cedar Point, Kansas

Graves of Maud and Gus Wagner

Homestead Cemetery hold the remains of the United States' first known professional tattoo artists.
Wichita, Kansas

The Wichita Troll

A mysterious and terrifying public art goblin seemingly meant to inspire local legend.
Junction City, Kansas

Atomic Annie

Cannon designed to fire an atomic warhead.
Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Icebox

Curious cave that stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
Kansas City, Missouri

Bird's Botanicals

A cave 150 feet beneath Kansas City is the perfect climate for growing 10,000 delicate orchids.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
Madrid, Iowa

High Trestle Trail Bridge

Half a mile long and 13 stories high, the bridge over the Des Moines River Valley lights up the wide night vista.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Studio Payne Art Gallery and Oddities Shop

Admire the art and then buy a raccoon skull cleaned by flesh-eating beetles.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beltrami Park / Maple Hill Cemetery

From Burial Site to Bocce Ball Court.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

The Midwest's reigning king of surplus stores is full of nothing you need and everything you want.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980s.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Herbivorous Butcher

A butcher shop in Minneapolis that has all the meats and cheeses you’d expect from any of its kind - except that all the products are vegan.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

House of Balls

Funhouse of found art and participatory sculpture.