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San Antonio, Texas

San Fernando Cathedral City Centers

Conflicting markers on its floor tell a tale of two city centers in San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
Junction City, Kansas

Atomic Annie

Cannon designed to fire an atomic warhead.
Manhattan, Kansas

Konza Prairie

A diverse, expansive nature preserve in northeastern Kansas.
Independence, Missouri

Independence Temple

This otherworldly church spire reaches up toward the heavens.
Kansas City, Missouri

Boy and Frog Fountain

A beloved, quirky little fountain featuring a large frog spitting water at a naked boy.
Kansas City, Kansas

Sauer Castle

This Italianate Villa-style castle is pretty to look at, just keep off the private property.
Kansas City, Kansas

Huron Indian Cemetery

A Native American burial ground with a controversial history.
Kansas City, Missouri

Imperial Brewery

Undone by Prohibition, this abandoned brewery-turned-flour mill is now ready for its third act.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Workhouse

This abandoned prison castle has become an imposing gallery of graffiti art.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

This recently restored timepiece has stood all around Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri

Treasures of the Steamboat Arabia

Two hundred tons of pioneer artifacts were painstakingly recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Missouri River.
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Earthworks

The face of the famed flier in a hillside in her hometown.
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri

Charlie Parker Memorial

This giant green head remembers one of America's jazz giants.
Islamorada, Florida

Indian Key

This lush Florida island is home to the ruins of a crooked ship breaker's tiny empire.
Key West, Florida

Hemingway's Last Penny

An idyllic swimming pool tells the tale of Hemingway's trouble with women.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.
Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Potlatch Totem Park

One of two side-by-side totem pole parks dedicated to educating visitors on Tlingit history and culture.
Winslow, Arizona

La Posada Hotel and Gardens

One of the final grand railway depot hotel complexes is slowly being restored to its former glory.
Casper, Wyoming

Independence Rock

A popular rock that acted as a waymarker for American pioneers.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.