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Salem, Oregon

Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health

An institution that preserves the history of institutionalization.
Sosúa, Dominican Republic

Castillo Mundo King

An eccentric German artist built this weird and wondrous castle packed with shocking sculptures and alien art.
Dallas, Texas

LBJ Presidential Marker

The unique location where the former president was rapidly sworn in.
Irving, Texas

'Mustangs of Las Colinas'

This strategically-placed fountain creates the magnificent illusion of mustangs galloping across a river.
Dallas, Texas

Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive

A symbol of Texas pride.
Dallas, Texas

Bowler Hat Sculpture

This sculpture of a bowler hat is complemented by a matching umbrella a few blocks away.
Dallas, Texas

Good Luck Gas Station

One of the last Art Deco gas station still standing in Dallas.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Cactus Joe's Blue Diamond Nursery

At the base of the Spring Mountains, a unique nursery packed with desert plants.
Cozumel, Mexico

San Gervasio

The ruins of an important pilgrimage destination for worshippers of a Maya fertility goddess.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Water Gardens

A modernist landscape of water and sci-fi concrete.
Fort Worth, Texas

Man With a Briefcase

The man who wasn't there.
Fort Worth, Texas

'Where Independence Begins' Mural

A one-of-a-kind blind-accessible, interactive mural.
Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Bob’s Texas

The "world’s largest honky-tonk" also has its own indoor rodeo arena.
Fort Worth, Texas

The Palace Light Bulb

The world's second-longest burning light bulb.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Rathskeller Cafe

A 115-year-old restored German dining hall awaits those who venture beneath the Minnesota State Capitol.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980s.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Grave of Callum DeVillier

For posterity, a singular achievement: 3,780 hours of dancing.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Grave of Hubert H. Humphrey

Vice President Humphrey's final resting place is tucked away in this cemetery along with a few other notable figures.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dragonfly Mosaic

Thousands of people walk over this fantastic work of art every day, but how many notice it?
St. Joseph, Minnesota

Saint John's Abbey Church

A jaw-dropping brutalist space church seems to have crash-landed in the middle of America.
St. Joseph, Minnesota

The Saint John's Bible

The first hand-illuminated, hand-written bible since the invention of the printing press.