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Newport Beach, California

The Frozen Banana Stands of Balboa Island

Try the frozen treat that inspired Arrested Development's famous banana stand.
Irvine, California

The Original Taco Bell Building

Someone really, really wanted to save this fast-food icon from demolition.
Irvine, California

Orange Balloon

One of the largest helium balloons in the U.S. is a 112-foot ginormous orange.
Tustin, California

Tustin Blimp Hangar #2

This enormous World War II relic is one of the largest wooden structures in the world.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Interchange Spiral

Must form and function forever remain at odds? Not if the Florida Department of Transportation has its way.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

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

Meow Wolf Convergence Station

A multiversal transit station located right below a highway interchange.
Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower

A few times a day, you can see an animatronic cowboy shoot-out.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Valour Road

Three young men who lived on this street are honored for their service during World War I.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
Camden, New Jersey

Walt Whitman's Grave

The final resting place of one of the United States's greatest poets.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Absecon Lighthouse

The third-tallest lighthouse in the United States stands as a reminder of Atlantic City's early days.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Chicken Bone Beach

Once forgotten, this strip of sand was a rare beachside haven for Black Americans in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Chef Vola's

If it feels like a speakeasy, that’s because it probably was one.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Greek Temple Monument War Memorial

Memorial built in 1922 in remembrance of WWI casualties.
Michigan City, Indiana

Mysterious Sinkholes of Mt. Baldy

A chilling disappearance (and rescue) of a child uncovers a geological mystery.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Elk's Lodge #3

The longest continuously operating Elk's Lodge in the country.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Blackbeard's Castle

Rumored to be the famed pirate's lookout tower, this historic stone structure is now just watching for tourists.
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
San Jose, California

Monopoly in the Park

The largest permanent Monopoly board makes one of the longest games even bigger.
Nashville, Tennessee

Site of the Looby House Bombing

An attack on a prominent Black attorney's house sparked a watershed moment in Nashville's civil rights movement.
Nashville, Tennessee

President James K. Polk's Tomb

The grave of America's 11th president is not in some grand monument but instead it's hidden away on the grounds of the Tennessee Capital.