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Munitions.
Kansas City, Missouri

Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

Two hundred tons of pioneer artifacts were painstakingly recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Missouri River.
39.1094, -94.5815
Iron township , Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.
37.6546, -90.6886
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
West Bend, Iowa

Father Paul Dobberstein's Grotto of the Redemption

A four story, football field-sized, nine-grotto creation made of shells, minerals, and rare stones.
42.9642, -94.4451
Springfield, Missouri

Fantastic Caverns

The show pony of cave systems, Fantastic Caverns manages to live up to its name.
37.2878, -93.3591
Genoa, Colorado

The Wonder Tower

See 6 states! Pickled freaks! Rocks! Antiques!
39.2731, -103.5036
Comanche's final resting place: on display at the University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas

Comanche, Survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Lone survivor from Custer's Last Stand forever preserved.
38.9545, -95.2515
View of south side of museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
39.0451, -94.5810
This relic supposedly holds John the Baptist's finger.
Kansas City, Missouri

The Holy Finger of Kansas City

A piece of John the Baptist in the American heartland.
39.0444, -94.5822
View of the "books."
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Giant Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
39.1023, -94.5839
The Lunatic Box held someone up in a standing position for hours at a time.
St. Joseph, Missouri

Glore Psychiatric Museum

The history of the treatment of mental illness, illustrated in all its gory detail, and housed in an asylum.
39.7769, -94.8147
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Building
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

The first home of the doomed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
39.5636, -95.1142
Amelia Earhart Earthworks
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Earthworks

The face of the famed flier in a hillside in her hometown.
39.5443, -95.1785
(Flickr/jimmywayne)
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
39.3508, -101.7102
Brookville, Kansas

Mushroom Rock State Park

Curious rock formations in a tiny Kansas state park.
38.7215, -98.0271
(Flickr/dbking)
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
39.0080, -104.8903
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Circus World Museum

A large circus museum with summer performances.
43.4838, -89.7583
What may be the most worrisome part of the house.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
43.0970, -90.1349
North Freedom, Wisconsin

Dr. Evermor's Forevertron

"World's largest scrap metal sculpture" stands in an outsider art sculpture garden in the middle of Wisconsin.
43.3639, -89.7717
Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden

Self-built house and sculpture park where the creator can still be seen in a glass coffin.
39.0580, -98.5350
Hutchinson, Kansas

Strataca, The Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Home to Hollywood history and a very special salt crystal.
38.0435, -97.8677
The Oz Museum
Wamego, Kansas

Oz Museum

A wonderful collection of Oz culture in the heart of Kansas.
39.2026, -96.3051
Springfield, Illinois

Museum of Funeral Customs

The history of funerals and funerary customs.
39.8381, -89.6539