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Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti Water Tower

Lovingly nick-named the "Brick Dick" this municipal tower was winner of the World's Most Phallic Building Contest.
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal cross is just short enough to avoid the FAA.
Chicago, Illinois

95th Street Bridge

This urban drawbridge gained eternal pop culture fame when the Blues Brothers jumped it while it was raised.
Livingston, Illinois

Pink Elephant Antique Mall

Oversized statues are just the tip of this nostalgic Americana roadside attraction.
Chicago, Illinois

Garfield Park Conservatory

A lush green oasis in the middle of Chicago.
Williams, Arizona

Ashfork-Bainbridge Steel Dam

The first steel dam in the world and the only one still functional in the United States.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Twin Arrows Trading Post Ruins

A pair of giant roadside arrows are all that remains of a former Route 66 trading post.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Lake Havasu's London Bridge

This immigrant bridge once spanned the Thames but is now a fixture of an Arizona city.
Winslow, Arizona

Two Guns

The story of Two Guns, Arizona could easily be described as a Shakespearian tragedy on Route 66.
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Pasadena, California

Coolhaus Ice Cream

Making Ice Cream Hip Since 2008.
Burlingame, California

Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

A comprehensive collection of Pez dispensers.
Fremont, California

California School for the Blind

Sporting Brutalist architecture, this school is hidden amid a quiet suburban neighborhood.
Santa Clara, California

Intel Museum

The headquarters of the semiconductor giant has a 10,000-square-foot museum.
Santa Clara, California

John J. Montgomery Obelisk

Today's aerospace industry can be traced back to one man and his gliders.
Sunnyvale, California

Orchard Heritage Park

800 apricot trees honor Silicon Valley's agricultural history.
San Jose, California

Peralta Adobe

The oldest house in the capital of Silicon Valley.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
San Jose, California

Show Your Stripes

Anyone can control this glittery light installation with just a phone call.
San Jose, California

IBM Building 025

A lonely monument to the original Silicon Valley tech campus.
San Jose, California

The San José Semaphore

It took years to decode its mysterious messages.
Monterey, California

Sloat Monument

This eagle-topped spire remembers the military commander who snatched up California for the United States.
Portola Valley, California

Alpine Inn

The Internet Age began with a transmission from this biker bar.
San Jose, California

Communications Hill Grand Staircase

This 252 step staircase offers stunning views of San Jose.