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Ironwood, Michigan

Giant Stormy Kromer Cap

A larger-than-life version of the hat beloved by hunters, outdoorsmen, and Holden Caulfield.
Seney, Michigan

The Seney Stretch

"The Most Boring Road in the State."
Eagle Harbor, Michigan

The Jampot

On the shores of Lake Superior, a small group of monks makes sacred sweets.
Calumet Township, Michigan

Ruth Ann Miller Shrine

A tragedy and memorial that raised awareness about the dangers of unsealed mineshafts.
Calumet, Michigan

Italian Hall Memorial

Only the original archway remains from the building where a false cry of "fire" started a panic that claimed more than 70 lives on Christmas Eve in 1913.
Houghton, Michigan

Dee Stadium

The birthplace of professional hockey on the shores of Portage Lake.
L'Anse, Michigan

Bishop Baraga Shrine

This missionary's legacy looms large over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan—literally.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Da Yoopers Tourist Trap

A comedy troupe's collection of bizarre humor.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum

Egyptian Revival obelisks still rise over the old mine shafts.
Ishpeming, Michigan

Jasper Knob

A small mountain made entirely of banded iron stone overlooking downtown Ishpeming.
Marquette, Michigan

Lakenenland

Large one-man sculpture park in Michigan.
Paradise, Michigan

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

This lighthouse and shipwreck museum keep a torch burning for the memory of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.
Brimley, Michigan

Bay Mills Old Indian Burial Ground

This Native American cemetery features decades-old spirit house hidden behind pine trees and moss.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fifth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Jamestown, New York

Lucy and Desi Museum

This museum is dedicated to a Hollywood icon.
Jamestown, New York

Lucille Ball Memorial Park

Its original statue was deemed so ugly, locals called it “Scary Lucy.”
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.
Rumford, Maine

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox

A larger-than-life dedication to the famous lumberjack and his loyal ox.
Bethel, Maine

World Traveler Signpost

Turns out you can see the world without ever leaving Maine.
Moncton, New Brunswick

Moncton Magnetic Hill

A mysterious spot where the laws of gravity seem not to apply.
Shediac, New Brunswick

World's Largest Lobster

This monster fiberglass crustacean stands watch over the self-proclaimed "lobster capital of the world."
Joggins, Nova Scotia

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Cliffs that hold fossils, including the earliest known reptile, dating back more than 300 million years.
Green Gables, Prince Edward Island

Anne of Green Gables Museum

Go inside the house that inspired L. M. Montgomery to create one of literature's most beloved heroines.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Bayers Lake Mystery Walls

No one knows the origins of the mysterious stone ruins discovered on a hillside in Halifax.