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Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Arlington, Virginia

Reagan National Airport Bird Cannon

The system of air guns are fired off remotely to scare any trespassing avians.
Arlington, Virginia

Ronald Reagan National Airport's Historic Terminal A

The romance of early commercial flight still fills this Art Deco destination.
Arlington, Virginia

Abingdon Plantation Ruins

The remains of a historic plantation nestled in between a parking lot and the rental car return at Reagan National Airport.
Arlington, Virginia

VIP Congressional Parking Lot at Reagan National Airport

Right next to departures—how convenient!
Richmond, Virginia

Hollywood Cemetery

The final resting place of two (or three) presidents, one vampire, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

John Goodway Sycamore Tree

This massive sycamore tree has been labeled as one of the largest in the state.
Kingsburg, California

Swedish Coffee Pot Tower

A water tower shaped like a giant coffee pot looms over a small Swedish village in Central California.
North Miami Beach, Florida

Miami Showmen's Association Rest

A gaudy painted elephant stands in memory of south Florida's fallen carnies.
North Miami Beach, Florida

The Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery

St Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church, better known as one of the oldest European buildings in the Western Hemisphere.
Hallandale Beach, Florida

Pegasus and Dragon

The behemoth beasts engaged in an epic battle is the second-tallest statue in the contiguous United States.
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hotel Hershey

This extraordinary Depression-era expenditure was modeled after a postcard of a Mediterranean hotel.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
Sells, Arizona

McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope

The biggest solar telescope in the world helps reveal the secrets of our sun.
Oracle, Arizona

Biosphere 2

A reproduction of earth's many biomes.
Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
Tucson, Arizona

Rattlesnake Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson's Retro Airport Control Tower

This iconic 1958 tower welcomes air travelers to Tucson with neon-lit letters and architectural style.
Tucson, Arizona

Lisa Frank Factory

The fading, forgotten remains of a once bright and booming factory.
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Freight Tunnels

A century-old network of freight tunnels underneath the city's historic business district.