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Sidney, Ohio

Wagner Manufacturing Company Factory

The headquarters of a pioneering cast iron and cast aluminum cookware company is in ruins, but still standing.
Bellefontaine, Ohio

Campbell Hill

In this relatively flat state the highest point is an honored place.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Painted Rainbow Bridge

A flamboyantly decorated bridge signals diversity and fellowship at the entry to Indianapolis' Broad Ripple Village.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Museum

This library and museum is dedicated to the life and literature of the Indianapolis native author.
Bloomington, Indiana

Kinsey Institute Gallery

A lesser-known part of the Kinsey Institute is this impressive collection of art relating to human sexuality.
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Athenaeum

This stately clubhouse has showcased German-American culture for over a century.
Bedford, Indiana

Bluespring Caverns

The longest navigable underground river in the United States is home to countless blind and albino animals.
Fairfield, Ohio

Jungle Jim's International Market

An unusual, super-sized grocery adventure awaits in an Ohio suburb.
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
Florence, Wisconsin

Badwater Ski-Ters

A surprisingly large number of show waterski teams are located here in Wisconsin.
Cedar Lake, Michigan

Two-Story Outhouse

There are two legends behind the origin of this unusually tall sanitary structure.
Big Rapids, Michigan

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

A collection of more than 10,000 racist objects that teaches the atrocities of social injustice and intolerance in American history.
Frankenmuth, Michigan

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

World's largest Christmas store.
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.
Holland, Michigan

Windmill Island Gardens

The park is home to the United States's only still-operating Dutch windmill.
Wyoming, Michigan

Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines

These sprawling mines once served as a source of plaster and today serve as a storage facility.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fish Ladder Park

An angular maze of concrete in Grand Rapids acts both as public art and as a staircase for fish traveling upstream.
Rockford, Michigan

The Corner Bar and Hot Dog Hall of Fame

With over 5,000 champions, the Hall of Fame continues to draw amateur eaters.
Charlevoix, Michigan

Former World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan

There's more contention than one might expect from cherry pie pans.
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that lie at the heart of a Chippewa legend.
Traverse City, Michigan

Tunnels of Traverse City State Hospital

A subterranean world of tunnels links several buildings of this rare 19th-century asylum.
Traverse City, Michigan

Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park Fairy Trail

This enchanting forest trail leads to ethereal abodes and a giant bird's nest.
Baldwin, Michigan

Shrine of the Pines

This log cabin gallery is one man's gnarly, hand-carved tribute to his favorite trees.
Traverse City, Michigan

Botanical Garden Visitor's Center Gift Shop Tunnel

It leads to a former hospital’s old root cellar.