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Ashmore, Illinois

St. Omer Cemetery Witch Grave

This grave in a ghost town cemetery marks the death of a witch on a day that never happened.
Ashmore, Illinois

World's Tallest Lincoln Statue

This abandoned Abraham Lincoln statue has also earned the honorary of "World's Ugliest."
Memphis, Tennessee

The Crystal Shrine Grotto

This head-spinningly bizarre Depression-era art cave is wall-to-wall quartz and Jesus.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Carbondale, Illinois

Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park

In the loving memory of a tragically deceased role-player this Illinois park is decked out with both dungeons and dragons.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal crucifix is just short enough to avoid the FAA.
Arcola, Illinois

Hippie Memorial

This folk art wall claims to be the world's one and only memorial to the bygone age of hippies.
Arcola, Illinois

Rockome Gardens - An Amish Themepark

You were once able to challenge a chicken to tic-tac-toe at this park, which is now converted into the Aikman Wildlife Adventure.
Jefferson, Texas

Union Missionary Baptist Church

This historic Civil War church has survived over a century of racial turmoil but still stands as a reminder of the town's roots.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Terlingua, Texas

Lajitas Ghost Town

Ghost town with a beer-drinking goat for mayor.
Terlingua, Texas

Terlingua Ghost Town

An abandoned quicksilver mining town surrounded by the Big Bend parks.
Marfa, Texas

Chinati Foundation

Minimalist modern art on a repurposed military base in rural Texas.
Marfa, Texas

Marfa Lights

Mysterious glowing orbs float through the desert night.
Saint Hedwig, Texas

Woman Hollering Creek

A tiny waterway named after a ghost story.
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers that collect the sun's rays to light up the night.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
Ingram, Texas

Stonehenge II

A recreated stonehenge stands in country field, with Easter Island moai heads standing as sentries.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

A storefront that specializes in oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry.
St. Francisville, Louisiana

The Myrtles Plantation

Supposedly one of the "most haunted homes in America," it has real and very dark history.
Memphis, Tennessee

Peabody Hotel Duck March

Every day a troupe of pampered water fowl walk the red carpet to their favorite fountain.