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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Monument to a Century of Flight

Down the road from where the Wright brothers lifted off is another flight tribute practically hidden from sight in the woods.
Wichita, Kansas

Keeper of the Plains

The grandson of a Kiowa chief created what has become the iconic symbol of a city on the Plains.
Auburn, Indiana

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

A singular collection of hand-built art deco cars are held in a building with style to match.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Museum of Death

A collection of oddities including Dr. Kevorkian's suicide device, the Thanatron.
San Diego, California

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

The world's largest outdoor organ is played weekly by one of just two civic organists in the U.S.
Encinitas, California

Encinitas Boat Houses

These unusual houses look like giant boats that washed ashore on a residential street.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Austin, Texas

The Texas State Cemetery

A high-octane shrine to the greatest Texans who ever lived.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Los Angeles, California

Hieroglyph Murals at the Egyptian Theatre

The decor of this Hollywood movie palace just barely predated the opening of King Tut's tomb.
Troutdale, Oregon

Tad’s Chicken ’n Dumplins

This old-fashioned roadhouse's quirky neon sign is as famous as its enormous dumplings.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
McMinnville, Oregon

The Spruce Goose

The wooden airship was the largest flying boat ever built.
Alameda, California

Naval Air Station Alameda

A decommissioned Naval base now rents itself out for people who want to blow stuff up.
Hillsboro, Oregon

Airplane Home in the Woods

Screw your Airstream; this man lives in a converted Boeing 727 parked out back.
Auburn, California

The Statues of Ken Fox

Dentist's hated concrete colossi are now beloved icons of the community.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
Baker, California

Alien Fresh Jerky

Finally the worlds of UFO enthusiasts and beef jerky lovers have come together in this roadside shop.
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Longmont, Colorado

Saul the Sticker Ball

The world's largest sticker ball weighs in at a mighty 231 pounds.
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

The first home of the doomed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Alamo, Nevada

The Black Mailbox

Mysterious meeting place for UFO hunters near Area 51.