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Pensacola, Florida

Johnson Beach

A pristine beach on the Gulf of Mexico with deep ties to Pensacola’s Black community.
Sponsored by Visit Pensacola
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Great American Alligator Museum

Come for the 14-foot-long taxidermy alligator. Stay for the mini costumed gators shooting pool.
Chicago, Illinois

Artists of the Wall Painted Bench

These murals have been brightening a Chicago beach for more than 30 years.
Lombard, Illinois

Sheldon Peck Homestead

People escaping slavery passed through the oldest house in Lombard, Illinois on their northbound journey to freedom.
Lombard, Illinois

Lilacia Park

This botanical garden outside Chicago boasts an array of more than 300 varieties of lilacs.
La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna Hot Springs

The same water that fills a luxury resort’s pools feeds these free hot springs in the rainforest.
Silver City, New Mexico

The Big Ditch

This small canyon park was once the main street of Silver City—until a flood washed it away.
Oak Park, Illinois

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

The first home and studio that belonged to the famous architect.
Montreal, Québec

Jackie Robinson Mural

This public art pays homage to the baseball legend and civil rights icon and his time in Montreal.
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.
Oak Park, Illinois

Unity Temple

After an Illinois church was struck by lightning and burned down, Frank Lloyd Wright designed this replacement.
Kansas City, Missouri

Community Christian Church

A magnificent church designed by world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri

Boy and Frog Fountain

A beloved, quirky little fountain featuring a large frog spitting water at a naked boy.
Kansas City, Missouri

Imperial Brewery

Undone by Prohibition, this abandoned brewery-turned-flour mill is now ready for its third act.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four, 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Community Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
Chicago, Illinois

Kwa-Ma-Rolas Totem Pole

Kwanu'sila the Thunderbird has been silently watching over Chicago for more than 100 years (kind of).
New Orleans, Louisiana

Odd Fellows Rest

This historic New Orleans cemetery is the final resting place of members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Plaza Tower

This 45-story tall abandoned skyscraper is the third tallest building in New Orleans and Lousiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Art of Dr. Seuss

Taxidermied cartoon heads, unseen illustrations, and famous characters all reside in this small gallery space.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Scallop Shell Pulpit

The oldest operational cathedral in the U.S. has one shell of a way of projecting speakers' voices.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Café Lafitte in Exile

One of the oldest continuously-operated gay bars in the United States is allegedly haunted by Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams.