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The world's largest bottle of catsup.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
38.6629, -89.9823
A Bong sign.
Kansasville, Wisconsin

Richard Bong State Recreation Area

The Bong-area park police have asked visitors to please, stop stealing the signs.
42.6339, -88.1433
Sputnik crash site marker
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Sputnik Crash Site

A metal ring in the middle of the road marks the exact spot where the Soviet satellite crash-landed in 1962.
44.0988, -87.6577
Sweep of the lakefront with perched dunes in distance
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that inspired a Chippewa legend.
44.8825, -86.0411
The Ferris wheel
Rock, West Virginia

Lake Shawnee Amusement Park

This abandoned amusement park was built on an American Indian burial ground. Seriously.
37.4248, -81.2113
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
38.2088, -119.0142
Tree in the Rock
Buford, Wyoming

Tree in the Rock

Miraculous tree that seems to sprout out of solid rock.
41.1336, -105.3468
Little America, Wyoming

Little America

Surrounded by a hundred mile radius of billboards, Little America is a roadside attraction whose primary appeal is hospitality.
41.5436, -109.8263
Buford, Wyoming

Buford, Wyoming: Population 1

The smallest town in the United States.
41.1219, -105.3047
Old Courthouse Museum in the Historic Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Photo by Ken Lund
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was.
32.3525, -90.8782
Florence Y'all Water Tower
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto.
38.9977, -84.6479
Grave of Daniel Boone
Frankfort, Kentucky

Grave of Daniel Boone

This grave marks the final resting place of a legendary frontiersman... unless it doesn't.
38.1938, -84.8661
Castle Post
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
38.0448, -84.6566
Metaphor: The Tree of Utah
Wendover, Utah

Metaphor: The Tree of Utah

A 90-foot-tall psychedelic "tree" on the side of the highway has baffled passersby for decades.
40.7332, -113.5509
Mike Cook's Land Speed Shootout
Wendover, Utah

Bonneville Salt Flats / Bonneville Speedway

Come for the speed, leave in love with the desert.
40.7997, -113.8000
South Lake Tahoe, California

Vikingsholm Castle

One woman's Viking Castle on Lake Tahoe.
38.9523, -120.1069
Tiny bits of the survivor's cabin were sold as souvenirs in the years after the Donner Party
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
39.3246, -120.2329
Flamingos on Flamingo Island
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
36.1166, -115.1712
Comstock Cemeteries.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
The High Roller
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

The world's tallest ferris wheel takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
36.1177, -115.1728
The sign welcoming visitors to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
36.1357, -115.4279
McDonald's First Store Museum
Des Plaines, Illinois

McDonald's First Store Museum

Despite its name, this fast food museum is actually a replica of the ninth McDonald's store.
42.0461, -87.8861
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
Entrance to Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
41.6178, -90.7817