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Brookline, Massachusetts

Dr. Sidney Farber and "Jimmy" Statue

Commemorating the 1948 creation of the Jimmy Fund, a Boston-based cancer charity.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson

One of America’s oldest and spookiest hotels, thanks to the residency of ghosts, dead presidents, and Alfred Hitchcock.
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
Glen Rose, Texas

Ed Young Station

This abandoned building made of petrified wood was once a hotspot for buying moonshine.
Saratoga, Texas

Light of Saratoga

This eight-mile stretch of road gets its name from a local legend about a lost soul searching for his head.
Dallas, Texas

Adrian E. Flatt, M.D., Hand Collection

This collection of bronze hands comes from astronauts, presidents, baseball greats, and more.
Dallas, Texas

Bowler Hat Sculpture

This sculpture of a bowler hat is complemented by a matching umbrella a few blocks away.
Fort Worth, Texas

Billy Bob’s Texas

The "world’s largest honky-tonk" also has its own indoor rodeo arena.
Zavalla, Texas

Aldridge Sawmill

The 19th-century ruins hide deep in an overgrown forest.
Zavalla, Texas

Sturrock Cemetery

A 19th century family buried their dead among the pines, beneath gravestones styled after ancient Scottish cairns.
Nacogdoches, Texas

Old Stone Fort

Witness to many historic moments in early Texas history.
Linden, Texas

Regulator-Moderator War Centennial Marker

This once lawless patch of land was home to an infamous and deadly land feud.
Orange, Texas

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Nestled in the heart of a Texas town is a dreamy secret garden dating back to the 1940s.
Port Arthur, Texas

Museum of the Gulf Coast

Hidden within a Gulf Coast port city is a wonderfully eclectic museum whose beginnings were housed in a bank window.
Bellville, Texas

Newman's Castle

A medieval castle in the middle of rural Texas.
Jefferson, Texas

Union Missionary Baptist Church

This historic Civil War church has survived over a century of racial turmoil but still stands as a reminder of the town's roots.
Karnack, Texas

Caddo Lake

Foragers once flocked to this big beautiful bayou to hunt for pearls.
Hugo, Oklahoma

Showmen's Rest

Circus cemetery for all the “showmen under God’s big top.”
Groom, Texas

The Leaning Tower of Texas

This water tower slanted at an uncomfortable angle off the old Route 66 was an ingenious marketing ploy.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Amarillo, Texas

The Second Amendment Cowboy

This constitutionally sound Muffler Man harkens back to the days these attractions were a must-see.
Amarillo, Texas

Combine City

These half-buried combine harvesters just off Route 66 are an homage to the Cadillac Ranch.
Amarillo, Texas

Ozymandias on the Plains

A pair of giant legs paying homage to a poem, a king, and it would seem, socks.