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Medora, North Dakota

Chateau de Mores

Home of a French nobleman's short-lived attempt at raising cattle in the Badlands of North Dakota.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.
Fort Madison, Iowa

Fort Madison Bridge

At a mile long, the Fort Madison Bridge is the largest double-decker swing-span bridge in the world.
Springfield, Illinois

Cozy Dog Drive In

This diner serves Route 66 nostalgia and what it claims is the 'original' hot dog on a stick.
Springfield, Illinois

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

One of the largest carillons in the world, this giant instrument has 67 cast-iron bells played by a keyboard.
Chicago, Illinois

Kinzie Street Bridge

In 2004, a Dave Matthews Band tour bus dumped 800 pounds of waste off a bridge and onto an unsuspecting tour boat below.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Philtower and Philcade Buildings

Tulsa's historic skyscrapers define the oil boom era of Art Deco construction, and are known for their ornate arched lobbies.
Little Chute, Wisconsin

Little Chute Windmill

An authentic Dutch windmill, built in the Netherlands and shipped to Wisconsin.
Columbus, Indiana

First Christian Church

The design of this modernist church was revolutionary when it was constructed in 1942.
Key West, Florida

Tennessee Williams Museum

This small Key West museum is packed with dozens of artifacts that illustrate the life of the iconic playwright.
Rumford, Maine

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox

A larger-than-life dedication to the famous lumberjack and his loyal ox.
El Paso, Texas

Rosa's Cantina

One of El Paso's oldest dives may have inspired the classic Marty Robbins song.
Dublin, Ohio

Watch House and Circle Mound

This sculpture is a cross between an observatory and an earth mound to honor the community's rich history.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Denver Avenue Station

In Tulsa's Oil Capital historic district, even the bus station is "fauxback" Art Deco.
Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln Watermelon Monument

This colorful monument commemorates a little-known story from the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Belvedere, Sint Maarten

Concordia Monument

Where Saint-Martin ends and Sint Maarten begins (or vice versa).
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit

An unexpected must-see for fans of Star Wars who find themselves on the beautiful island of Sint Maarten.
Washington, D.C.

Japanese Stone Lantern

A gift from Japan, 17th-century lantern stands among the cherry trees at D.C.'s Tidal Basin.
New York, New York

Pier 26 Tide Deck

Amid skyscrapers and traffic exists this unique aquatic ecosystem.
New York, New York

Spring Street Salt Shed

This simple Manhattan salt house is artfully shaped... well, like a giant granule of salt.
New York, New York

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

You must take the A train... to the last active cemetery in Manhattan.
New York, New York

300 West 38th Street

Cheap pizza and all of your naughty bedroom needs housed in a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture.
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo

Legend tells how a Spanish soldier disappeared from this isolated sentry box without a trace.