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Campbell Hill, the Highest Point in Ohio
Bellefontaine, Ohio

Campbell Hill

In this relatively flat state the highest point is an honored place.
40.3721, -83.7199
Aerial view of the Fifth Y-Bridge
Zanesville, Ohio

Zanesville Y-Bridge

A favorite of Amelia Earhart, ranking among those rare bridges that can be crossed without changing sides of the river.
39.9404, -82.0143
The Cleveland Arcade
Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Arcade

Funded by John D. Rockefeller, this is one of the earliest, and most beautiful, shopping arcades in America.
41.5000, -81.6903
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80 foot tire which looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair.
42.2706, -83.2091
Marshall, Michigan

American Museum of Magic

Largest magic museum in the United States with more than half a million pieces of memorabilia.
42.2721, -84.9586
The Seney Stretch
Seney, Michigan

The Seney Stretch

"The Most Boring Road in the State."
46.3454, -86.0911
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
45.8160, -84.7270
B Shaft Obelisk
Ishpeming, Michigan

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum

Egyptian Revival obelisks still rise over the old mine shafts.
46.4912, -87.6766
Bishop Baraga Shrine
L'Anse, Michigan

Bishop Baraga Shrine

This missionary's legacy looms large over the Upper Peninsula of Michigan—literally.
46.6887, -88.4536
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
34.3431, -112.1007
Mac-O-Chee Castle
West Liberty, Ohio

Piatt Castles

This pair of eccentric Ohio castles were built by a pair of brothers who wanted to bring a bit of class to the Ohio wilderness.
40.2511, -83.7269
The Crystal King
West Liberty, Ohio

Ohio Caverns

These sub-farmland caves are home to a majestic stalactite known as the "Crystal King."
40.2385, -83.6992
Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh's got two!
40.4393, -80.0182
Grave Creek Mound
Moundsville, West Virginia

Grave Creek Mound

The largest burial mound in the United States holds the remains of prehistoric West Virginians.
39.9166, -80.7433
Florence Y'all Water Tower
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto.
38.9977, -84.6479
McCourtie Park Bridge and Stream
Somerset Center, Michigan

McCourtie Park

This lovely public park has a history with Al Capone, the Underground Railroad, and cement wood.
42.0502, -84.4095
Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Space and Science Center

Center filled with hands-on displays served as a tribute to several astronauts with connections to the state.
42.1653, -84.4028
Ypsilanti Water Tower
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti Water Tower

Lovingly nick-named the "Brick Dick" this municipal tower was winner of the World's Most Phallic Building Contest.
42.2429, -83.6246
Dymaxion House
Dearborn, Michigan

Dymaxion House

The only surviving prototype for Buckminster Fuller's house of the future.
42.3031, -83.2331
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

The world's tallest doric column is this Ohio monument to a naval victory in the War of 1812.
41.6529, -82.8130
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Crystal Cave

Take a drunken tour inside the world's largest known geode.
41.6466, -82.8267
A postcard from the inside of the aquarium, dating to 1907 or 1908.
Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Beaux Art aquarium boasts a vast collection of saltwater and freshwater fish on an island in the Detroit River.
42.3379, -82.9856
Nancy Brown Peace Carillon.
Detroit, Michigan

Nancy Brown Peace Carillon

Advice-columnist's bell tower, paid for with pennies.
42.3352, -82.9885
Nature overtaking the park.
Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Children's Zoo

The bones of an old zoo crumbling in the shadow of a new one.
42.3406, -82.9813