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Ardmore, South Dakota

Ardmore Ghost Town

Abandoned businesses, homes, and rusted cars are all that remains of this town.
Oakley, Kansas

Prairie Dog Town

Home of mutant livestock.
Concordia, Kansas

Whole Wall Mural

This three-dimensional brick mural is the longest of its kind in the United States.
Victoria, Kansas

St. Fidelis Basilica

Also known as the Cathedral of the Plains, this church holds the distinction of being one of the "8 Wonders of Kansas."
Great Bend, Kansas

Cheyenne Bottoms

This 41,000-acre wetland complex is the largest marsh in the interior of the United States.
Aladdin, Wyoming

Aladdin Coal Tipple

The crumbling structure is a rare surviving relic of the area's bygone mining industry.
Chadron, Nebraska

Museum of the Fur Trade

This Great Plains museum pays tribute to both the prosperity and tragedy of the North American fur trade.
Beatrice, Nebraska

Homestead National Monument

This was the first homestead registered after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law.
Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Center of the Nation Monument

Yes, this monument is aware that it is about 20 miles away from the actual center of the United States.
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mammoth Site

This prehistoric sinkhole lured exclusively male mammoths to their death, much to the delight of science.
Arco, Idaho

The Devil Boat

Supposedly Satanic numbers adorn this preserved submarine sail.
Great Falls, Montana

Roe River

The shortest river in America flows for just 201 feet.
Fort Benton, Montana

Shep Memorial

A small Montana town commemorates the dog who waited at the train station every day for his owner to return.
Oregon, Illinois

The Eternal Indian

This monolithic statue was erected in honor of Chief Black Hawk (even if it wasn't made to look like him).
Wilmington, Illinois

Gemini Giant

This historic Illinois "Muffler Man" has been converted from axe-touting lumberjack to rocket-wielding space ace.
Gardner, Illinois

2 Celled Jail

This tiny historic jail along Route 66 is the perfect fit for exactly one criminal and their partner-in-crime.
Bloomington, Illinois

Dorothy's Grave

The carved remains of a 200-year-old oak tree memorialize the namesake of the iconic "Wizard of Oz" character.
Lincoln, Illinois

Railsplitter Covered Wagon

The world's largest covered wagon is piloted by a giant Lincoln lawyer.
Lincoln, Illinois

Phone Booth on a Roof

Today this bizarre rooftop phone booth seems like a piece of kitsch but it was once used to spot disastrous storms.
Atlanta, Illinois

Paul Bunyon

While he no longer has an eatery to give him context, this off-brand Paul Bunyan still holds his giant hot dog with pride.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Springfield, Illinois

Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

One of the largest carillons in the world, this giant instrument has 67 cast-iron bells played by a keyboard.