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South Dakota

Giant Prairie Dog

A six-ton, 12-foot-tall concrete prairie dog is touted as the largest in the world.
Lehi, Utah

Museum of Ancient Life

Largest collection of mounted dinosaur specimens in the world.
Green River, Wyoming

Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

This UFO landing strip was created by a charitable Wyoming city that was worried about residents of Jupiter.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the United States is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Philip, South Dakota

Minuteman Missile Visitor Center

Dedicated to the history of the 1,000 nuclear missiles that once covered the Great Plains.
Wall, South Dakota

Delta-09 Minuteman Missile Site

One of the first intercontinental ballistic missile sites in the United States.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral

1887 era Russian Orthodox church in Minneapolis.
Elk Rapids, Michigan

Talula the Elk Rapids Swan

Talula the swan has been welcoming visitors to Elk Rapids, Michigan, for more than four decades.
Hickory Corners, Michigan

Gilmore Car Museum

Home to over 300 antique cars and motorcycles, including Thomas Edison's Model A.
Empire, Michigan

Manning Memorial Lighthouse

This tribute to a local man towers within a quaint lakeside park.
Copper Harbor, Michigan

Keweenaw Rocket Range

The site where Michigan launched its first rocket into space lies abandoned in the dense woods along Lake Superior.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Cow Head

Standing guard on top of an old, vacant ice cream shop.
Detroit, Michigan

Geodesic Dome House

Concrete igloos standing across from what remains of the Michigan Central train depot.
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
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.
Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Beaux Art aquarium boasts a vast collection of saltwater and freshwater fish on an island in the Detroit River.
Port Austin, Michigan

Turnip Rock

Turnip-shaped island just off the Michigan shore in Lake Huron.
Monon, Indiana

Whistle Stop Restaurant

Train cars and railroad artifacts abound at this restaurant devoted to railway history.
Metamora, Indiana

Grannie's Cookie Jars & Ice Cream Parlor

More than 3,200 cookie jars line the walls and shelves of this little shop and over 1,000 salt and pepper shakers
Greencastle, Indiana

Periodic Table Display

Display that gathers the basic elements of the universe in one convenient location.
Jeffersonville, Indiana

Schimpff's Confectionery

This candy shop has been serving up sweets to the Louisville area since the 1850s.
Lincoln City, Indiana

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

The farm where one of America's greatest leaders was raised is now a well-appointed landmark.
Bloomington, Indiana

Zoom Flume

Tucked away in the forests of Indiana resides an abandoned waterslide that is now a popular graffiti haunt.