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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alpine Asphalt's Wall of Skis

A fence constructed completely of skis on Monroe Street
45.0075, -93.2529
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The oldest continually used church in Minneapolis also sells great meat pies
44.9872, -93.2586
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brickmania Toyworks

The Real LegoLand
45.0049, -93.2477
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Geek Partnership Society

A nerdcentric group and creators of the Nerd Prom
44.9995, -93.2488
Soap Factory
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Soap Factory

The National Purity Soap Company
44.9834, -93.2498
House of Balls
Minneapolis, Minnesota

House of Balls

Funhouse of found art and participatory sculpture
44.9684, -93.2513
As viewed from the west, from the Washington Avenue Bridge. (Wikimedia Commons)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building
44.9718, -93.2374
The Vision of Peace statue.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace)

World's largest carved onyx figure stands as a tribute to enduring peace
44.9439, -93.0935
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The Oldest Bridge in Minneapolis
44.9845, -93.2555
Prospect Park with a view of the tower
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year
44.9689, -93.2125
Bell Museum of Natural History
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bell Museum of Natural History

This taxidermic smorgasbord was co-created by an artist poached from the Museum of Natural History
44.9778, -93.2331
NWA inflatable plane balloon
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

The Midwest's reigning king of surplus stores is full of nothing you need and everything you want
44.9559, -93.1693
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park, built in 1915.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Park)

Home to the Amorphophallus titanum "Corpse Flower," which is among the largest flowers in the world and also smells powerfully of rotting flesh when in bloom.
44.9798, -93.1480
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The Abandoned Zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars
34.1339, -118.2886
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil
34.1184, -118.3004
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits
34.1017, -118.3212
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History
34.1453, -118.1630
Fork in the Road. Get it?
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism
34.1316, -118.1549
The Queen Anne House featured in Fantasy Island
Arcadia, California

Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Arcadia is home to a haven for nature geeks and 80s TV lovers alike
34.1449, -118.0508