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St. Louis, Missouri

Burial Place of Chief Pontiac

A plaque on the side of a parking garage marks the burial place of a great Ottawa chief.
Collinsville, Illinois

Illinois Woodhenge

Fresh wooden posts have been added to ancient holes to recreate a primitive henge clock.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
St. Louis, Missouri

Mary Meachum Freedom Crossing

This unassuming riverbank is Missouri’s first designated site in the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
Joplin, Missouri

The Ozark Spooklight

A mysterious light of unknown origin on the backroads of Missouri.
Galena, Kansas

Frecs the Miner

This statue is an ode to an iconic roadside advertisement popularized during the 1970s.
Carthage, Missouri

Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens

An adorably sweet display of sculpted Precious Moments figurines.
Carthage, Missouri

Boots Court Motel

This historic motel standing at the "crossroads of America" offers a radio in every room and was saved by local protesters.
Carthage, Missouri

Red Oak II

When he found his hometown was no more, Lowell Davis decided to recreate a "new" ghost town from scratch.
Wamego, Kansas

Oz Museum

A wonderful collection of all things Oz is nestled in the heart of Kansas.
Ottawa, Kansas

Plaza 1907 Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema still in operation also houses a museum of movie memorabilia.
Prairie Village, Kansas

Lawrin Gravesite

A tiny racehorse graveyard in the middle of a quiet Kansas City suburb.
Kansas City, Kansas

Sauer Castle

This Italianate Villa-style castle is pretty to look at, just keep off the private property.
Kansas City, Kansas

Huron Indian Cemetery

This sacred space and gathering spot for the Wyandot Nation has been the surrounded by controversy and confusion.
Eureka, Missouri

Times Beach, Missouri

This former small town was destroyed not by the motor oil it sprayed the ground with but by the toxic waste that was added.
Gallatin, Missouri

Adam-ondi-Ahman

A Mormon place of exile in Missouri.
Plattsburg, Missouri

Grave of David Rice Atchison

The man who was president for only one day and spent most of it asleep.
Kearney, Missouri

Watkins Woolen Mill

One of America's first planned communities is preserved in a state park.
Excelsior Springs, Missouri

Hall of Waters

This art deco masterpiece was once a miracle spring mecca but is now simply a government office building.
Pacific, Missouri

Black Madonna Shrine

This wooded grove of beautiful hand-built stone grottos is a hidden gem within a shuttered Franciscan monastery.
Chesterfield, Missouri

The Awakening II

A sculpture of a giant man escaping from the depths of the Earth.
Chesterfield, Missouri

Pecan Legacy Park

After miraculously surviving a giant flood, the 19th-century nut tree and its offspring are protected with their own tiny park.
St. Charles, Missouri

Weldon Spring Disposal Site

Entombed in this strange, white stone hill are the deadly remains of radioactive weapons production.