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Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins

Some of the tallest ancient American ruins continue to inspire awe and curiosity.
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Fort Clinch

Used as a military post in three different engagements, this fort has remained incomplete and unfired upon for nearly 200 years.
West Alton, Missouri

Jones Confluence Point State Park

Stand at the point where the two mightiest rivers in the United States converge.
St. Louis, Missouri

'The Naked Truth'

In the Compton Hill Reservoir Park sits a statue whose lack of clothing caused a scandal for the group that commissioned it.
Eminence, Missouri

Wild Horses of Shannon County

It's as if the herds walked straight out of a fairy tale into the Missouri wilds.
Eminence, Missouri

Alley Spring Mill

A historic, scenic mill that was forced to close due to overlogging.
Ellington, Missouri

Blue Spring

One of the deepest springs in Missouri.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Falls Park

More than 7,000 gallons of water pour over these cascading red quartzite waterfalls every second.
Sandusky, Ohio

Merry-Go-Round Museum

Learn about the history and craftsmanship of carousels inside this museum located in a former post office.
Key West, Florida

Captain Tony's Saloon

Florida's oldest bar was once a morgue, complete with a hanging tree and gravestones.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia

Huge masonic hall in Philadelphia with lavishly themed rooms.
San Diego, California

Pearl of the Pacific

An ode to the friendship between four Pacific Rim countries.
Saugatuck, Michigan

Saugatuck Chain Ferry

This is the last hand-cranked chain ferry of its kind in operation in the United States.
Chicago, Illinois

Garfield Park Conservatory

A lush green oasis in the middle of Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures

This surprising gem is a world-class archeological museum hidden at the University of Chicago.
Evanston, Illinois

Grosse Point Lighthouse

A historic beacon built in the aftermath of the worst maritime disaster on the Great Lakes.
Chicago, Illinois

Nike Missile Site C-44

A relic of the Cold War in Chicago.
Joliet, Illinois

Joliet Correctional Center

A historic and oft-filmed prison stands in a Chicago suburb.
Rockford, Illinois

Anderson Japanese Gardens

This lush 12-acre site was once named the finest Japanese garden in North America.
Chicago, Illinois

Confederate Mound

The final resting place of up to 6,000 Confederate soldiers, the largest mass grave in the Western Hemisphere.
Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla Wild Horses

One of the best places to see feral Colonial Spanish Mustangs in the United States.
Casey, Illinois

World Records of Casey, Illinois

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

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.