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Old Burying Ground. (Tour Beaufort)
Beaufort, North Carolina

Old Burying Ground

Burial site more than 300 years old
34.7184, -76.6648
(Flickr/Trip Deezil)
Alexandria, Minnesota

Kensington Runestone

14th century Norse artifacts in Northwestern Minnesota could have proved a Viking landing before Columbus
45.8843, -95.3740
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's
44.9706, -93.2890
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight
44.9787, -93.2570
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The Oldest Bridge in Minneapolis
44.9845, -93.2555
Chicago, Illinois

Puerto Rican Flag Sculptures

Huge abstract sculptures of the Puerto Rican Flag
41.9030, -87.6870
Chicago, Illinois

The Empty Bottle

A beloved Chicago music venue offering cold beer and lots of “Friendly"
41.9004, -87.6868
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream
41.9099, -87.6769
Interior shot of The Violet Hour
Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture
41.9089, -87.6774
The exterior of the new store
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

This shop for all your super spy needs hides an educational secret.
41.9061, -87.6706
Chicago, Illinois

Chopin Theater

Theater has had many different incarnations but has survived the ravages of time
41.9033, -87.6668
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes
43.9933, -102.2418
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world
43.7146, -98.0254
Wizard Quest
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wizard Quest

A theme park attraction designed to turn your children into LARPers
43.6277, -89.7767
Intuit's main gallery. (Intuit)
Chicago, Illinois

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Nonprofit art center that promotes outsider, intuitive, and self-taught art
41.8954, -87.6546
Years ago, I saw a child almost plummet out the Emergency Exit (and it would need to be a dire emergency, to knowingly venture out there that high off the ground,) near this high area of the house. The door's opening set off an alarm but staff didn't even raise an eyebrow. Scary place!
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections
43.0970, -90.1349
Games and games.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Elsewhere Collaborative

Art museum based around the collections accumulated over 58 years by one eccentric thrift store owner
36.0657, -79.7911