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Long Beach, Washington

Marsh's Free Museum

Home of Jake the Alligator Man, the mummified remains of a cigar smoking, cross-dressing celebrity of the Northwestern coast.
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
New Orleans, Louisiana

National World War II Museum

Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, this collection commemorates the battles of Normandy and WWII.
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
Cooperstown, New York

The Cardiff Giant

A gigantic 10-foot tall stone man.
Corning, New York

Corning Museum of Glass

Dedicated to the art and science of glass in equal measure, this space is as much laboratory as museum.
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti Water Tower

Lovingly nick-named the "Brick Dick" this municipal tower was winner of the World's Most Phallic Building Contest.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
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.
La Crosse, Wisconsin

World's Largest Six-Pack

Giant six-pack could provide one person a six-pack a day for 3,351 years.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Anaconda, Montana

Anaconda Smelter Stack

A smoke stack so large, the Washington Monument could fit inside!
Drummond, Montana

Garnet, Montana

This amazingly preserved Gold Rush town is a historian's dream.
Junction City, Kansas

Atomic Annie

Cannon designed to fire an atomic warhead.
Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
Richland, Washington

Hanford Site

Nuclear reactor created the plutonium used on Nagasaki.
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Buffalo Ridge 1880 Cowboy Town

This Wild West attraction is alive with glitching automatons.
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

This metallic stampede sits frozen on a Washington ridge yet the artist's vision is still incomplete.
Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend City Hall

City Council meetings still happen in this historic building, impeccably preserved on the inside.