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Lincolnshire, Illinois

Par-King Skill Golf

This sprawling mini-golf empire is an impressive testament to a disappearing attraction.
Jefferson City, Missouri

Missouri State Penitentiary

The maximum security facility was once thought to have "the bloodiest 47 acres in America."
Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Kovac Planetarium

One extremely determined man's homemade universe.
Morgan City, Mississippi

Robert Johnson's Cenotaph

Contrary to popular belief, this memorial does not actually claim to mark the bluesman's grave.
Auburn, Kentucky

South Union Shaker Village

The remains of this visionary community can still be found much as it was a century ago.
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
Boyers, Pennsylvania

Office of Personnel Management Retirement Operations Center

The aggressively banal name of this underground fortress of bureaucracy does little to evoke its truly surreal existence.
Leland, Mississippi

Birthplace of Kermit the Frog

A Muppet museum in small-town Mississippi honors the roots of Jim Henson's most beloved creation.
Franklin, Kentucky

Octagon Hall Civil War Museum

A unique home built by Andrew Jackson Caldwell that also served as a military hospital.
Detroit, Michigan

The Caryatids of Book Tower

38-story baroque tower reflecting Detroit's rise, fall, and possible rise again.
Elsah, Illinois

The Mistake House

First known as the "Sample House," this construction mash-up was meant to be a living catalogue of building styles.
Bowling Green, Ohio

Wood County Museum

Evidence from a brutal 1880s murder is on display at this former infirmary house.
Toledo, Ohio

Jimmy Carter's Hot Dog Bun

This restaurant proudly displays bread signed by the 39th president.