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Washington, D.C.

FBI Spy House

A painfully obvious spy house sits right across the street from the Russian Embassy.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
Washington, D.C.

Kilroy Was Here

There’s a hidden military meme engraved on the World War II Memorial.
Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Pier Marker

A tiny monument to the unsuccessful attempt by Thomas Jefferson to place the prime meridian in Washington.
Washington, D.C.

National Public Radio's Honey Bee Hives

Atop this media building, two hives containing more than 30,000 bees keep the surrounding area vibrant.
Washington, D.C.

Riggs Bank

The bank that helped fund the Mexican-American War and the purchase of Alaska met its downfall after helping Augusto Pinochet launder money.
Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Monroe Mural

A tribute to the pop culture icon overlooks this Washington D.C. intersection.
Washington, D.C.

The Dupont Underground

Long-abandoned trolley tunnels just a mile away from the White House are turning into an art space.
Washington, D.C.

The L. Ron Hubbard House

Also known as the Founding Church of Scientology.
Washington, D.C.

Serenity Statue

This poor little statue is the most vandalized memorial in Washington.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Heritage USA

A Christian-themed amusement park and complex rocked by scandals.
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Upper Room Chapel

A replica of where the Last Supper was held.
Davidson, North Carolina

Homeless Jesus

The first statue of Christ sleeping on a bench in the United States confused its affluent parish.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy Quarries

From economic backbone of a community to deadly diving hole, these former stone quarries are now a park for rock climbers and graffiti artists.
Quincy, Massachusetts

Abigail Adams' Grave

The nation's second-ever First Lady urged the founding fathers to "remember the ladies."
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

World's Largest Piece of Copyrighted Artwork.
Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Greasy Pole at Saint Peter's Fiesta

In Gloucester, Massachussets, fishermen celebrate a successful year at sea by charging a lubed pole to capture an Italian flag.
Garden City, Kansas

World's Largest Hairball

The 55-pound trichobezoar was removed from the stomach of a cow.
Dearborn, Michigan

Owl Night Lunch Wagon

Little did a museum know, they possessed the last-known lunch wagon in existence.
Dearborn, Michigan

Dymaxion House

The only surviving prototype for Buckminster Fuller's house of the future.
Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath at the Henry Ford Museum

Housed in the Henry Ford museum is a test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's last breath.
Detroit, Michigan

Baker's Keyboard Lounge

World's oldest operating jazz club, in operation since May 1934.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Factory Obscura

An interactive installation held in the former psychedelic arts center founded by the frontman of the Flaming Lips.