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Excelsior, Minnesota

The Steamboat Minnehaha

This vintage "streetcar boat" lay at the bottom of Lake Minnetonka until the 1980s.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
North Fort Myers, Florida

The Shell Factory

The largest retailer of seashells in the world.
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

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

Warm Mineral Springs

This ancient sinkhole-turned-healing-pool is a treasure trove of archeological discoveries and may even be the Fountain of Youth.
Venice, Florida

Circus in Venice

For 32 years the famous Ringling Bros circus troupe spent winters in this sunny spot in Florida.
Jerome, Arizona

Abandoned Jerome Post Office

On the outskirts of a reborn ghost town, a decaying post office remembers the bad old days.
Rimrock, Arizona

V Bar V Heritage Site

The largest and most well-preserved petroglyph site in the Verde Valley.
Sedona, Arizona

Mayhew Lodge

Although now a decaying ruin, this stone cabin's history includes several notable figures.
Sedona, Arizona

Teal McDonald's Arches

The world's only teal arches exist in a city that cares more about its aesthetic than an Instagram influencer.
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Athens, Wisconsin

45 X 90 Geographical Marker

The center of the only hemisphere that awards visitors with a commemorative coin.
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

45th Parallel Marker

Almost half-way between the Equator and North Pole.
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Sputnik IV Crash Site

A metal ring in the middle of the road marks the exact spot where the Soviet satellite crash-landed in 1962.
Neenah, Wisconsin

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

The museum houses one of the world's largest collections of glass paperweights.
Appleton, Wisconsin

Kate Blood Gravestone

This solitary gravestone is separated from the rest in Appleton, explaining why local legends continue to surround it.
Minnesota

Grassy Point Railroad Bridge

A haunting army of decomposing, moss-covered stuffed animals and dolls guard this swinging truss.
Duluth, Minnesota

Glensheen Historic Estate

This posh mansion began as a family's estate and ended as the site of a murder ripped from the pages of a pulp novel.
Duluth, Minnesota

Uncle Harvey's Mausoleum

The watery grave of an impractical idea.
Racine, Wisconsin

The Golden Rondelle

The spaceship-like theater, which is still in use, was one of the most popular exhibits at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Key West, Florida

Time for Fun

This statue inspired by Renoir's famous painting embodies the jovial spirit of Key West.
Key West, Florida

The Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House

A historic landmark and museum filled with curious objects representing the history of Key West.
Key West, Florida

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum

The museum chronicling a treasure hunter's dream, fulfilled.
Key West, Florida

Tennessee Williams Museum

This small Key West museum is packed with dozens of artifacts that illustrate the life of the iconic playwright.