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Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 56-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
Great Yarmouth, England

Tyrolean Tubtwist

This freewheeling amusement ride is the last of its kind.
Williamsburg, Virginia

Lord Botetourt

Affectionately known as "Lord Bot," this historic statue has a cult social media following and rightly claims to be “the most metal inhabitant of the Wren Yard.”
Fairplay, Colorado

South Park City

This open-air reconstruction of an Old West town, a cross between a theme park and a museum, provides an immersive historical experience.
Denver, Colorado

Jack Swigert Statue

In the middle of a busy airport, a statue honoring the astronaut who told Houston that Apollo 13 had a problem.
Morrison, Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge

See 150 million-year-old dinosaur tracks and bones dating back to the Jurassic period.
Silverton, Colorado

Christ of the Mines Shrine

This alpine statue of Jesus in Silverton is said to protect both miners and local economies.
Lakeside, Colorado

Lakeside Amusement Park

One of the oldest continuously operating amusement parks in the U.S. is an open-air museum of Art Deco and neon lights.
Brandon, Colorado

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

The hallowed ground of one of the worst atrocities in United States history.
Carbondale, Colorado

Redstone Coke Ovens

Once owned by the largest employer in Colorado, these ovens have been abandoned for over a century.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

An 18th-century Spanish watchtower made entirely of seashell and concrete.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
St. Augustine, Florida

González–Álvarez House

Built around 1723, this is the oldest surviving home in the U.S.'s oldest colonial city.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ethyl the Whale

Life-sized sculpture of a blue whale made of hand-recycled plastic trash.
York, South Carolina

Colonial Iron Mine

During the American Revolutionary War, iron excavated from this mine was used to make swords, cannons, and more.
Denver, Colorado

The Learned Lemur

A small store filled with animal skulls and other curiosities.
Denver, Colorado

Fifty-Two 80's

This modern antique shop is a museum for 1980's Saturday morning cartoon culture.
Dolores, Colorado

Canyons of the Ancients

A breathtaking array of ancient Pueblo structures and artifacts counterintuitively preserved by neglect.
Liverpool, England

Eleanor Rigby's Grave

What do we know about the real woman behind one of the Beatles' most famous songs?
Gibbon, Nebraska

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary

For one month, the fields and skies of Gibbon, Nebraska, come alive with one of the largest gatherings of sandhill cranes in North America.
Twin Falls, Idaho

Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon Jump Site

Where the famed daredevil attempted to launch himself across a canyon in a custom-built rocket.
Minden, Nebraska

Harold Warp's Pioneer Village

This replica small town lets visitors take a stroll through the story of progress in the U.S. via thousands of Americana artifacts.