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Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
Murdo, South Dakota

Okaton Ghost Town

The deserted railroad town had a last gasp as a ghost town attraction before being abandoned for good.
Philip, South Dakota

Giant Prairie Dog

A six-ton, 12-foot-tall concrete prairie dog is touted as the largest in the world.
Midland, South Dakota

Skeleton Man Walking Skeleton Dinosaur

Just a man taking his prehistoric pet for a stroll.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

An experimental, automotive replica of Stonehenge.
Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect, phallic geological spire wasn't always named so domestically.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Art Alley

Thanks to a loophole in property ownership, this alleyway has become a cacophonous street gallery.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson

One of America’s oldest and spookiest hotels, thanks to the residency of ghosts, dead presidents, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
East Liverpool, Ohio

The Starting Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

After covering almost 1.5 billion acres, the survey's still not finished.
East Liverpool, Ohio

Sturgis House Mortuary Museum

This tiny museum kept in a B&B laundry room holds the death mask of notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
Hopewell TWP, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Coin Operated Gaming Hall of Fame and Museum

10,500 square feet of pinball housed in former dollar store and home to the last playable "Thunderball."
Weirton, West Virginia

Weirton

In an odd geographic anomaly this city borders two different states on opposite sides of town.
New Cumberland, West Virginia

Ken Sinsel's Metal Sculptures

This California artist's front yard acts as a gallery for his unique, scrap metal animal sculptures.
Chester, West Virginia

World's Largest Teapot

First a root beer ad, then a golf course clubhouse, and finally a massive teapot.
East Liverpool, Ohio

The First Evangelical Presbyterian Church

A storybook church made from a mesmerizing medley of multi-colored stones.
Riverton, West Virginia

Spruce Knob

Near-constant high winds deform the trees on Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia.
Cleveland, Ohio

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

Cleveland's giant "free" stamp is a nod to the Civil War, but was misinterpreted for years.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Arcade

Funded by John D. Rockefeller, this is one of the earliest, and most beautiful, shopping arcades in America.
Cleveland, Ohio

Franklin Castle

A history of tragedy and a pile of eerie stories have contributed to this house's consistent ranking as one of the most haunted places in Ohio.
Ithaca, New York

The Sagan Planet Walk

Pluto is still considered a planet in Ithaca, New York.
Ithaca, New York

Six Mile Creek

In upstate New York, gorgeous waterfalls and a watermill are slowly being reclaimed by nature.