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Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City National Cemetery

Though the name might suggest otherwise, this is an American cemetery.
Somerset, Pennsylvania

Statue of Jackson the Elephant

In the parking lot of a fast food restaurant, a statue memorializing a prolific bull elephant.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Family Church National Cathedral

An amazing example of early-20th-century architecture, this church features marble transported from Utah.
Washington, D.C.

The Lindens

The oldest house in Washington, D.C. wasn't originally constructed in the nation's capital.
Cuernavaca, Mexico

Cuernavaca Cathedral Murals

Monumental paintings, discovered in a Mexican cathedral in 1957, depict the deaths of some friars in Japan.
Indian Head, Maryland

Chapman State Park

A state park that once served as an important river crossing, and now offers protected lands for endangered plants and animals.
Bartlett, Illinois

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha Mandir Chicago

This elaborate Hindu temple is located in a Chicago suburb, but looks like it was transported directly from India.
Schaumburg, Illinois

The Awaking Muse

The face of a woman pushes its way through the earth.
Wheaton, Illinois

The Hurley Gardens

Tucked away amongst townhomes lies a restored, early 20th-century tea house and garden, the only remains of a historic estate.
Addison, Illinois

Nike Park

Cold War missile launch site which has been converted to a public park.
Lombard, Illinois

Lilacia Park

This botanical garden outside Chicago boasts an array of over 300 varieties of lilacs.
Lombard, Illinois

Sheldon Peck Homestead

Escaped slaves passed through the oldest house in Lombard, Illinois on their northbound journey to freedom.
Villa Park, Illinois

Ebenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful Abandoned Water Slides

This overgrown Illinois water park offers a whole new type of adventure.
Hillside, Illinois

The Italian Bride

Julia Buccola Petta's body was peculiarly well-preserved when it was exhumed six years after her death.
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

O'Hurley's General Store

This general store is more than a century old and home to various oddities and antiques.
Chicago, Illinois

Lawndale Theater

A theater sits abandoned on Roosevelt Road, once majestic in splendor, now majestic in decay.
Melrose Park, Illinois

Kiddieland Sign

The sign to a demolished amusement park now stands in front of a local library.
Chicago, Illinois

300 South Wacker Drive

A 400-foot-tall tall map of Chicago makes this once-ignored building stand out.
Chicago, Illinois

Walt Disney's Chicago Birthplace

A chance to follow in the footsteps of the word's most legendary animator.
Maywood, Illinois

Fred Hampton Pool

It is named for the young black revolutionary who was killed before getting to see a non-segregated pool in his hometown.
Maywood, Illinois

Underground Railroad Memorial at McDonald's

A plaque marks a former safe house on the secret route, now hidden next to a McDonald's.
Forest Park, Illinois

Haymarket Martyrs Monument

Chicago’s incendiary role in the labor movement.