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Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville Weather Kiosk

Before TV meteorologists, there were weather kiosks. This may be the last one in the United States.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Rubik’s Cube

The world's largest version of this iconic puzzle cube is located in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Madison, Wisconsin

'Roads Diverge'

The only thing these street signs will help you navigate is your imagination.
Chicago, Illinois

The Wieners Circle

A hot dog stand where the heads are just as hot as the dogs.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Rat Hole

The rodent-shaped sidewalk imprint that earned worldwide media attention.
Atlanta, Georgia

Fire Station No. 6

The first integrated firehouse in Atlanta houses a museum on the history of desegregation in the city's fire department.
Atlanta, Georgia

For Keeps Bookstore

Rare and classic books by Black authors are the focus at this independent bookstore in a historic Atlanta neighborhood.
Decatur, Georgia

Decatur Waterworks

Nature (and graffiti) reclaim this old waterworks that has been surrounded by a bike path and network of walking trails.
Atlanta, Georgia

1895 Exposition Steps

Final remnants of the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition.
Atlanta, Georgia

OutKast Mural

This mural pays tribute to Atlanta natives and hip hop legends Andre 3000 and Big Boi, better known as OutKast.
Chicago, Illinois

Beginning (and End) of Historic Route 66

A journey begins with a single step, and for many, the road-trip of a lifetime started at this Chicago intersection.
Chicago, Illinois

'Ten Thousand Ripples'

Partially submerged Buddha heads freckle Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Mosaic School

Assemble a masterpiece at the first and only North American school exclusively dedicated to mosaic art.
Chicago, Illinois

The Plant

Former meatpacking facility turned vertical farm and sustainable business complex.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Chicago, Illinois

Quimby's Bookstore

The beloved home to all publications indie, erotic, and punky.
Chicago, Illinois

Green Mill Jazz Club

A century-old hotspot for jazz, frequented by everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Al Capone.
Madison, Tennessee

Pinky Ring Pizza

Pickles belong on pizza and this freewheeling outpost proves it.
Wadsworth, Illinois

Onan's Gold Pyramid House

A six-story-tall golden pyramid, surrounded by a moat.