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Cawker City, Kansas

World's Largest Ball of Twine

It's big, it's a ball, and it's made of twine--the world's largest of its kind.
Wilson, Kansas

World's Largest Czech Egg

A 20-foot-tall egg painted in a traditional Czech patterns by the Czech community in Wilson, Kansas.
Lucas, Kansas

World's Largest Collection of Smallest Versions of Largest Things

A unique attraction and museum dedicated to exploring iconic roadside structures.
Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden

Self-built house and sculpture park where the creator can still be seen in a glass coffin.
Topeka, Kansas

Equality House

A rainbow-colored house promotes LGBTQ rights across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Meadville, Missouri

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

The longest of the four remaining covered bridges in Missouri.
Round Spring, Missouri

Round Spring

An average of 33 million gallons of water pour out of the collapsed cave at the heart of this spherical spring.
Eminence, Missouri

Alley Spring Mill

A historic, scenic mill that was forced to close due to overlogging.
Van Buren, Missouri

Big Spring

Often referred to as the largest spring in America.
Belmopan, Belize

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

A natural swimming hole that was once a ceremonial center for Mayan priests.
Barcelona, Spain

'El Petó de la Mort' ('The Kiss of Death')

A cemetery in Barcelona's Poblenou district is home to this touching funerary statue, which depicts death in the form of a winged skeleton.
Lebanon, Missouri

Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel

Away from the crowds of fishing enthusiasts, take a hike deep into the woods and journey into an eerie darkness.
Chapayal, Belize

Caracol

This massive Maya archaeological site is home to the tallest man-made structure in Belize.

Null Island

A busy island at the center of the world that doesn’t actually exist.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sculpture of Oliver Pollock

This sculpture may be the only known depiction of a man who helped finance the American Revolution and inadvertently created the dollar sign.
Berlin, Germany

'Molecule Men'

This monumental work of art symbolizes the coming together of a previously divided city.
Sappington, Missouri

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Giant works of art interspersed throughout meadows and woodlands offer a new discovery at every turn.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

An experimental, automotive replica of Stonehenge.
Pioneer, Louisiana

Poverty Point World Heritage Site

This ancient settlement contains some of the largest earthen mounds in North America.
St. Louis, Missouri

Wainwright State Office Building

One of the world's earliest skyscrapers.
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
Lindsborg, Kansas

Coronado Heights Castle

Marking the spot where a conquistador gave up his search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold.
Clinton, Missouri

Tightwad Bank

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