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Schulenburg, Texas

Painted Churches of Texas

Twenty churches beautifully painted by 19th-century Czech and German immigrants in Texas.
Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

A 90-year-old underground water reservoir offers a more industrial kind of tranquility.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
Duluth, Minnesota

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Home to part of the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ax-Man Surplus

The Midwest's reigning king of surplus stores is full of nothing you need and everything you want.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Times They Are A-Changin'

This kaleidoscopic mural shows Bob Dylan throughout his transition from young troubadour to Nobel laureate.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Alto, Georgia

The School Bus Graveyard

Where school buses go to die and be reborn as whimsical works of art.
Picher, Oklahoma

Picher

This former mining town was named the most toxic town in America.
Durant, Oklahoma

World's Largest Peanut

No matter what the plaque under this massive legume says, this is not the world's largest peanut.
Des Moines, Iowa

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Millions of dollars worth of sculpture decorate this Iowa city center.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980s.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Wax Museum

An incredibly random collection of wax figures is displayed in a shopping center walkway.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Rasputin Museum at Yusupov Palace

Palace where the nearly un-killable Rasputin was murdered.
Paris, Texas

Texas Eiffel Tower

In Paris, Texas they have their own Eiffel Tower, it just has a cowboy hat on it.
Houston, Texas

The Hobbit Café

A taste of Middle Earth, in the middle of the Bayou City.
Luling, Texas

Luling Watermelon Water Tower

A fruit-loving town welcomes visitors with a giant melon set against the sky.
Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building Art Deco Lobby

To truly appreciate Detroit's landmark skyscraper, you have to step inside.
Detroit, Michigan

The Dequindre Cut Greenway

This railway-turned-greenway provides a pedestrian link in downtown Detroit and celebrates urban artwork.
Highland Park, Michigan

Highland Park Ford Plant

Where the Model T was made and the assembly line was invented.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

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