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Chattanooga, Tennessee

Raccoon Mountain Caverns

More than five miles of underground passageways.
Austin, Texas

Longview Cemetery

A tiny graveyard with a mysterious past.
Austin, Texas

Susanna Dickinson Museum

A tribute to the "toughest woman on the Texas frontier," who survived a famous battle and five husbands.
Erie, Kansas

Erie Dinosaur Park

A Jurassic artscape composed of transmission casings and other mechanical parts.
Hiawatha, Kansas

Davis Memorial

This massive marble memorial was built bit by bit either out of devotion or spite, but at the expense of the surrounding town.
Topeka, Kansas

Kansas State Capitol Cupola

Journey up the capitol building's cupola for an amazing view of Topeka.
Lawrence, Kansas

Comanche, Survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Lone survivor from Custer's Last Stand forever preserved.
Atchison, Kansas

Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum

The first home of the doomed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Ingram, Texas

Ingram Dam

A dam that moonlights as a gigantic, brutalist waterslide.
Bastrop, Texas

The Gas Station

The pit stop from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" now serves beef and pork barbecue, not people.
Austin, Texas

Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata

DIY collection of eclectic holdings.
Atlanta, Georgia

The 747 Experience

One-of-a-kind museum inside the first Boeing 747-400 ever made.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Synchronous Fireflies of the Great Smoky Mountains

For two weeks every June, fireflies in the Smoky Mountains perform an astonishing light show.
Denver, Colorado

National Ice Core Lab

Where scientists keep miles of very valuable ice from Antarctica and Greenland from melting.
Asheville, North Carolina

Fleetwood’s

A wedding chapel, vintage clothing shop, and bar all under one roof.
Matfield Green, Kansas

Knute Rockne Memorial

Tribute to the famous Notre Dame football coach who died in a plane crash.
Galena, Kansas

Frecs the Miner

This statue is an ode to an iconic roadside advertisement popularized during the 1970s.
West Mineral, Kansas

Big Brutus

The Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, or "Big Brutus," the largest existing electric shovel in the world.
Topeka, Kansas

Evel Knievel Museum

See the motorcycles that launched the stuntman to fame and the gear that saved his life.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
Manassa, Colorado

Jack Dempsey Birthplace and Museum

The former home of the "Manassa Mauler" is now a museum dedicated to his legendary boxing career.
Trinidad, Colorado

Steam Engine 638

This small piece of railroad history sits behind the parking lot of a chain grocery store.
Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi River Basin Model

Built by prisoners of war, the largest small-scale model ever built includes eight miles of tiny streams that now sit abandoned.
Kansas City, Missouri

Laugh-O-Gram Studio

This Kansas City studio was home to Walt Disney's first animation business.