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World's Largest Ball of Paint
Alexandria, Indiana

World's Largest Ball of Paint

Covered in tens of thousands of coats of paint, this Indiana attraction holds a world record all its own.
40.2588, -85.7091
Park Bench in Park Circle, Angelica
Angelica, New York

Angelica, New York

A quaint village in Western New York named after Alexander Hamilton's beloved sister-in-law.
42.3054, -78.0164
USS Niagara... or is it?
Erie, Pennsylvania

USS Niagara

A living maritime paradox still floats in the same lake where it was built and resurrected... or was it?
42.1368, -80.0864
Lincoln holding a rifle, freeing the slaves
Cleveland, Ohio

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

The only depiction of Abraham Lincoln holding a weapon, and the names of all 9,000 Cuyahoga veterans of the Civil War.
41.4995, -81.6929
Steamship William G. Mather
Cleveland, Ohio

Steamship William G. Mather

This steamer is known as "The ship that built Cleveland."
41.5068, -81.6979
Explanation of the symbols used.
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.
38.8250, -98.4753
Monticello, Illinois

Robert Allerton Park

The park that the Chicago Stockyards built.
40.0278, -88.5734
The Morrow Plots
Urbana, Illinois

The Morrow Plots

The oldest experimental corn field in America is still creating better ways to grow crops.
40.1027, -88.2238
Loveland Castle
Loveland, Ohio

Harry Andrews' Chateau Laroche

A castle built by an eccentric medieval enthusiast in rural Ohio.
39.2837, -84.2657
Miamisburg, Ohio

Miamisburg Mound

The largest ancient burial mound in Ohio.
39.6272, -84.2810
Petersburg, Kentucky

The Creation Museum

A 70,000-square-foot institution dedicated to a very literal, creationist perspective on the Book of Genesis.
39.0861, -84.7835
Lincoln Tomb
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
39.8232, -89.6558
Concrete City
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Concrete City

Buildings that dynamite couldn't bring down were abandoned because of bathroom issues.
41.1892, -75.9761
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409
Old Tonopah Cemetery
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
38.0721, -117.2385
Clown Motel
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
38.0723, -117.2377
International Car Forest of the Last Church
Goldfield, Nevada

International Car Forest of the Last Church

Graffiti, cars, and religion combine to create this jungle of scrap in the Nevada desert.
37.6982, -117.2286
Bishop Tuff
Mono County, California

Crowley Lake Columns

Eons old volcanic activity created one of the most stunning rock formations in the United States.
37.6090, -118.7217
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.
41.8789, -87.6363
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
39.0252, -83.4302
A closer look at one of the many houses
Springfield, Ohio

Hartman's Rock Garden

A miniature world of stone in suburban Ohio.
39.9048, -83.8324
Cincinnati, Ohio

American Sign Museum

Where beautiful signs live on forever.
39.1435, -84.5399
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
The Hanging Garden as it appears in the church.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Hanging Garden

A suspended garden, now gone, once hung in the middle of this abandoned church.
39.1075, -84.4985