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Houston, Texas

‘Moonwalker’

In Houston's airport, a cow is properly equipped to jump over the moon.
Houston, Texas

The Hobbit Café

A taste of Middle Earth, in the middle of the Bayou City.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
Chicago, Illinois

Man With Fish

This awkward aquarium sculpture is one of the strangest statues in Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Garfield Park Conservatory

A lush green oasis in the middle of Chicago.
Melrose Park, Illinois

Kiddieland Sign

The sign to a demolished amusement park now stands in front of a local library.
Batavia, Illinois

Fermilab

World's second largest particle accelerator, where nature reveals its secrets.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
Alpharetta, Georgia

The Dwarf Castle

A man's home is his castle.
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
Captiva, Florida

The Bubble Room

This kitsch eatery is chock-a-block with bric-a-brac.
Sanibel, Florida

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

In a city crazy for seashells this museum educates and amazes visitors using the wonder of cast-off exoskeletons.
Key West, Florida

Captain Tony's Saloon

Florida's oldest bar was once a morgue, complete with a hanging tree and gravestones.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Islamorada, Florida

Betsy the Lobster

This spiny beast guards an artist's village while vying for the title of largest lobster in the world.
Marco Island, Florida

Cape Romano Dome House

An abandoned vacation home spent a decade taking on legends. It's now taking on water.
Marco Island, Florida

Tigertail Beach

Wading through a small lagoon reveals a secret, wild stretch of pristine beach.
Naples, Florida

Clam Pass Beach

A hidden beach at the end of a tunnel of mangrove trees.
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots.