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Rebecca Nurse Homestead and Graveyard
Danvers, Massachusetts

Rebecca Nurse Homestead and Graveyard

This historic graveyard monument is dedicated to a tragic victim of witch trial hysteria.
42.5584, -70.9483
Witch Dungeon Museum
Salem, Massachusetts

Witch Dungeon Museum

Experience the hysteria of a 17th century witch hunt through goofy reenactments and wax dummies that should probably be burned at the stake.
42.5226, -70.8972
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
Chicago, Illinois

Former location of Sophie’s Busy Bee

Site of a once beloved Polish diner, and location of a famous Hillary Clinton soundbite.
41.9097, -87.6776
Trading room circa 1894
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room

Once at the center of U.S. finance, the historic Trading Room was meticulously recreated piece by piece and rebuilt in the Art Institute.
41.8797, -87.6213
Lower Lower Wacker Drive.
Chicago, Illinois

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.
41.8869, -87.6296
Chicago, Illinois

Flat Iron Building

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41.9104, -87.6770
Aerial view of the Rockies, Plaines and Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
41.7910, -87.5829
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
Looking down the lobby
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
41.8803, -87.6269
Shop window of Merz Apothecary.
Chicago, Illinois

Merz Apothecary

An antiquated German apothecary on Chicago's North Side, with a branch in the Palmer House Hotel downtown.
41.9670, -87.6879
The newly restored Tiffany Dome.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

A massive thing of wonder, this stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
41.8837, -87.6250
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall.
39.2871, -76.8031
How many pink elephants wearing thick black-framed glasses sipping a martini have you seen?
Fortville, Indiana

Martini-Drinking Pink Elephant

The bespectacled, cocktail-sipping pachyderm is a strange but fitting liquor store mascot.
39.9299, -85.8503
With a building in the background
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.
47.6504, -122.3502
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
The gorgeous formations at Valley of Fire State Park.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
43.7146, -98.0254
Monowi.
Monowi, Nebraska

Monowi, Nebraska

America's smallest town is run by its single citizen/mayor/librarian/bartender.
42.8286, -98.3298
Jolly Green Giant Statue
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
43.6513, -94.0951
The Day The Music Died Memorial
Clear Lake, Iowa

The Day The Music Died Memorial

A giant pair of thick black glasses mark the tragic demise of a trio of rock and roll legends.
43.2238, -93.3751
Paris, France

Foucault's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists.
48.8468, 2.3459
Artists display their wares along Caminito.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.
-34.6393, -58.3627