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Prairie View, Illinois

Par-King

This sprawling mini-golf empire is an impressive testament to a quickly disappearing attraction.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

A museum celebrating the self-taught artist-environment builder.
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Devil's Kettle

Half of a waterfall goes into the river; the other half disappears.
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Naniboujou Lodge

Duluth mineral magnates built this charming art deco lodge to be their private clubhouse.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

Bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Cave of the Mounds

This cave holds a surprisingly colorful variety of geological oddities.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Split Rock Lighthouse

This picturesque cliffside beacon no longer calls to sailors but shines once a year in honor of a famous shipwreck.
Duluth, Minnesota

Glensheen Historic Estate

This posh mansion began as a family's estate and ended as the site of a murder ripped from the pages of a pulp novel.
Kellogg, Minnesota

Lark Toys

This secret gem of a toy store houses a rideable carousel populated with fantasy animals hand-carved by one man.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architectural Antiques

A Warehouse for All of Your Architectural Details.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ard Godfrey House

The oldest remaining frame residence in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The oldest bridge in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park)

Home to the Amorphophallus titanum "Corpse Flower," which is among the largest flowers in the world and also smells powerfully of rotting flesh when in bloom.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace)

World's largest carved onyx figure stands as a tribute to enduring peace.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

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