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Three Forks, Montana

Missouri Headwaters State Park

The source of America's longest river is also a historical landmark and the start of a famous nude run.
Basin, Montana

Merry Widow Health Mine

What if the cure for all that ails you was as simple as repeated exposure to low-dose radon?
Clanton, Alabama

Big Peach Water Tower

The second-tallest water tower shaped like a peach in the American South.
Paris, France

Witch Rock of Montmartre

This oddly shaped boulder in Paris is rumored to be cursed.
Boston, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge Houdini Plaque

Harry Houdini plunged into the Charles River and performed one of his escape acts here in 1908.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Free People of Color Museum

In 1810, free people of color made up more of New Orleans's population than any other Southern city.
Sierra Vista, Arizona

Murray Springs Clovis Site

A short interpretive trail about one of the first human cultures in North America.
Bisbee, Arizona

Warren Ballpark

One of America's oldest stadiums was also the site of one of the most brutal anti-labor acts in American history.
Washington, D.C.

Andrew Jackson Downing Urn

This large garden vase urn has nothing to do with the seventh U.S. President—it was designed by one landscape designer to honor another landscape designer's contributions to the National Mall.
Washington, D.C.

Library Of Congress Gutenberg Bible

One of the three perfect vellum copies of this historic book known to exist is on display in a specially-designed case.
Everett, Pennsylvania

Giant Quarter

A 20-foot-tall quarter commemorates George Washington’s ties to Bedford County.
Columbus, Georgia

Circus Train Wreck Victims Memorial

Shaped like a big top tent, this memorial honors the victims of a terrible train wreck.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 41 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
Huntsville, Alabama

Dead Children's Playground

What else would you call a playground hidden in Alabama's oldest and largest cemetery?
Huntsville, Alabama

The Grave of Miss Baker

Bananas are often left for the first monkey America ever recovered alive after being launched into space.
Eufaula, Alabama

Memorial to Leroy Brown

That bass was as bad a fish as any angler ever knew.
Eufaula, Alabama

The Tree That Owns Itself

An autonomous oak in Alabama.
Huntsville, Alabama

K’REX

This 12-foot-tall T-rex is the largest K’Nex skeleton sculpture in the world.
Huntsville, Alabama

MPTA-098

A propulsion engine testbed that paved the way for the Space Shuttle launch sits without recognition at this rocket center.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
Huntsville, Alabama

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Once a bustling cotton factory, this early 20th-century building is now home to a thriving artspace.
Dothan, Alabama

World’s Smallest City Block

This tiny, triangular block has held the world record since 1964.
Seale, Alabama

The Drive-Thru Museum

A wealth of local folk art, antiques, and curios, without ever leaving your car.
Ozark, Alabama

Longstreet Cemetery

Six separate cemeteries became one, on the grounds of a former schoolhouse.