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Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
Green Valley, Arizona

I-19, America's Only Metric Interstate

After a short-lived attempt to bring America in line with the rest of the world, this road was left in metric.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Jerome, Arizona

Abandoned Jerome Post Office

On the outskirts of a reborn ghost town, a decaying post office remembers the bad old days.
Jerome, Arizona

Jerome's Sliding Jail

A Wild West jailhouse that slid down the mountainside.
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
Roosevelt, Arizona

Tonto National Monument Upper Cliff Dwelling

This 40-room dwelling tucked within a cliff was built by the basin's prehistoric residents.
Phoenix, Arizona

Governor Hunt's Pyramid Tomb

The unusual burial monument of Arizona's first governor.
Morton, Illinois

'Spirit of Communication'

A Depression-era sculpture by Charles Umlauf survives in a small suburban post office.
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Cave of the Mounds

This cave holds a surprisingly colorful variety of geological oddities.
Geneva, Illinois

Fabyan Villa Museum

This house renovated by Frank Lloyd Wright was the centerpiece of a lavish 20th-century estate.
Addison, Illinois

Nike Park

Cold War missile launch site which has been converted to a public park.
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Franks Diner

Behind a modern brick exterior lies the oldest continuously-operating lunch-car diner in the United States.
Chicago, Illinois

Dialogo

This abstract sculpture is rumored to cast a hammer-and-sickle shadow once a year.
Chicago, Illinois

300 South Wacker Drive

A 400-foot-tall tall map of Chicago makes this once-ignored building stand out.
Chicago, Illinois

Nuclear Energy

This bronze sculpture on a former squash court marks the secret origins of the Atomic Age.
Chicago, Illinois

Shipwreck of the Silver Spray

This historic-shipwreck-cum-diving-spot can still be seen poking its boiler out of the Lake Michigan waters that claimed it.
Chicago, Illinois

Oriental Institute Museum

This surprising gem is a world-class archeological museum hidden at the University of Chicago.
Washington, D.C.

Sergeant Stubby

The most decorated dog of WWI is preserved in the Smithsonian for his heroism.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Lightning Rod

The monument's pointy aluminum tip has been melted down by repeated lightning strikes.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Access Hatch

Daredevil repair workers can worm their way out the access hatch, loop ropes over the apex and rappel down the monument.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

General Sheridan's Horse Rienzi Winchester

This taxidermy horse was a Civil War hero.