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Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Children's Zoo

The bones of an old zoo crumbling in the shadow of a new one.
Detroit, Michigan

Packard Automotive Plant

The concrete shell of an industry giant remains as a playground for graffiti artists, auto scrappers, and paintball warriors.
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Central Station

A Beaux-Arts triumph set to become Ford's innovation campus
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

45th Parallel Marker

Almost half-way between the Equator and North Pole.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Marquette, Michigan

Lakenenland

Large one-man sculpture park in Michigan.
Grand Marais, Michigan

Pickle Barrel House

This little barrel-shaped cottage by Lake Superior was once a cartoonist's summer retreat.
Austin, Minnesota

Spam Museum

Ever wanted to can Spam?
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell McDonald's

This fast-food outlet is the only space and UFO-themed McDonalds in the world.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Frederick, Maryland

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

A Civil War Museum with some notable medical antiques.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Middleton, Wisconsin

National Mustard Museum

More than 5,000 contemporary and "historic" mustards from around the world.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

A bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Cave of the Mounds

This cave holds a surprisingly colorful variety of geological oddities.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
Lebanon, Kansas

Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States

Small plaque marks the spot, but the true center is located about half a mile away on a private pig farm.
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The third longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.