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Atlanta, Illinois

Paul Bunyon

While he no longer has an eatery to give him context, this off-brand Paul Bunyan still holds his giant hot dog with pride.
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Grave of a Man and his Horse Killed by a Train

Together they left this world, and together they shall remain for all eternity.
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas

Beatles Park

This small Arkansas town once had a close encounter with the Beatles, and are determined never to let anyone forget that. Ever.
Bloomfield, Missouri

The Stars and Stripes National Museum and Library

The first military newspaper in U.S. history was printed in Bloomfield, Missouri.
Sponsored by Visit Missouri
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio Statehouse Fossils

The walls of the statehouse tell the story of Ohio’s prehistoric past.
Casey, Illinois

World Records of Casey, Illinois

The world's largest collection of the world's largest objects is in one small Illinois town.
Carbondale, Illinois

Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park

In the loving memory of a tragically deceased role-player this Illinois park is decked out with both dungeons and dragons.
Paragould, Arkansas

Paragould War Memorial

This Lady Liberty is the oldest replica of its kind outside the state of New York.
New Braunfels, Texas

Naegelin's Bakery

Texas's oldest bakery serves authentic German pastries, including legendary strudel.
Seguin, Texas

World's Largest Pecan

The saga of the massive nut begins and ends in Texas.
San Antonio, Texas

Chris Park

A mother's mourning for her lost son is remembered in this small park embedded with his memory.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Housed in a century-old building, this museum's dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Tyler, Texas

Tyler Rose Garden

The largest public collection of roses in the United States.
Shreveport, Louisiana

Once in a Millennium Moon Mural

One of the largest publicly funded mural in the country is one city's love letter to itself.
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.
Little Rock, Arkansas

The "Little Rock"

Yup, that's where the name came from.
Benton, Illinois

George Harrison Commemorative Mural

The famous Beatle secretly visited this Illinois town several times to visit his sister.
Buffalo, New York

Shark Girl

The absurd creation is a compulsory destination for selfies in Buffalo.
Savannah, Georgia

American Prohibition Museum

Performers, intricate sets, and a real speakeasy tell the story of the 18th Amendment.
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

This titanic steel chain linking two buildings was installed without permission but instantly beloved.
Frankfort, Kentucky

Grave of Daniel Boone

This grave marks the final resting place of a legendary frontiersman... unless it doesn't.
Bellefontaine, Ohio

Campbell Hill

In this relatively flat state the highest point is an honored place.