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Chicago, Illinois

Holy Trinity Cathedral

Orthodox church partially financed by Tsar Nicolas II.
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

North Avenue Baths Facade

Former bath house turns gastropub.
Chicago, Illinois

Alinea Restaurant

The subtle science of a master molecular gastronomist.
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Pioneer Woman Statue

A larger-than-life monument to the overlooked women who braved Western expansion and broke down societal barriers.
Miami, Oklahoma

Route 66 Sidewalk Highway

When you can afford only half a road, you build only half a road.
Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Osage County Courthouse

Site of the 1926 murder trial of Ernest Burkhart who was involved in the "Reign of Terror."
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Boston Avenue Methodist Church

One of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Christ of the Ozarks

This monumental Jesus is often referred to as "Our Milk Carton With Arms."
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Basin Park Hotel

An extravagant western hotel where every floor is the "ground floor."
Noble, Oklahoma

Timberlake Rose Rock Museum

A collection of beautiful crystals shaped like freshly plucked roses.
Poteau, Oklahoma

Cavanal Hill

Known as the "World's Highest Hill."
Picher, Oklahoma

Picher

This former mining town was named the most toxic town in America.
Miami, Oklahoma

Coleman Theatre

This historic theater's pipe organ still accompanies silent films just like it did in 1929.
Chelsea, Oklahoma

Totem Pole Park

This historic folk art garden contains a nightmare tower that claims to be the world's largest concrete totem pole.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
Barnsdall, Oklahoma

Barnsdall Main Street Oil Well

A tiny but mighty little pumper sits in the middle of the street, waiting for the next big oil strike.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom

Standing at 21-feet tall, this space cowboy adds to the legacy of Route 66's muffler men.
Lawton, Oklahoma

Parallel Forest

A peculiar forest that was handcrafted for government experiments.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Split, Croatia

Gregory of Nin’s Big Toe

The big toe of this towering monument to a Croatian national hero is worn from years of superstitious rubbing.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sternenweg Sculpture

This enormous abstract sculpture is part jungle gym, part elaborate noise-making machine.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque

The first mosque in the world to receive electricity.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Spite House

Inat Kuća, or "House of Spite," is more than just an oddly named restaurant.