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Bloomington, Illinois

Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn's Grave

A giant wooden statue of one of the greatest pitchers in 19th-century baseball.
Scales Mound, Illinois

Charles Mound

This family driveway also serves as the highest point in Illinois.
Freeport, Illinois

Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad

The only place in America where anyone who wants can shovel coal aboard an antique train.
South Elgin, Illinois

Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve Burial Site

The final resting place of two unknown soldiers.
Freeport, Illinois

Little Cubs Field

A mini Wrigley Field for mini baseball players.
Joliet, Illinois

Joliet Correctional Center

A historic and oft-filmed prison stands in a Chicago suburb.
Barrington, Illinois

Place de la Musique

With 8,000 pipes this giant instrument is the most versatile theatre pipe organ ever built.
Kewanee, Illinois

Woodland Palace

The dream home of an iconoclastic renaissance man still stands as a monument to his domestically mundane vision.
Charleston, South Carolina

Rainbow Row

Thirteen pastel palaces in downtown Charleston add a gorgeous splash of color to the city.
Geneva, Illinois

The Viking

A replica viking ship from the Chicago World's Fair is still in dry dock in an Illinois park.
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park

This park harkens back to frontier life in Wisconsin.
Roscoe, Illinois

Historic Auto Attractions

This deceivingly ordinary warehouse hides an enormous collection of pop culture treasures.
Rockford, Illinois

Anderson Japanese Gardens

This lush 12-acre site was once named the finest Japanese garden in North America.
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.
Wilmington, Illinois

Gemini Giant

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

Joliet Iron and Steel Works (Joliet Iron Works Park)

What was once the second largest steel mill in the US is now a sprawling complex of modern ruins.
Wilmington, Illinois

Joliet Army Ammunition Plant

This national park dedicated to the tallgrass prairie ecosystem still displays its military past.
Lisle, Illinois

Four Columns at Morton Arboretum

A tribute to one granddaughter's old apartment which now represents the whims of each visitor.
Sappington, Missouri

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Giant works of art interspersed throughout meadows and woodlands offer a new discovery at every turn.
Geneva, Illinois

Illinois State Training School Cemetery

This cemetery is all that remains of a school for "wayward" girls.
Geneva, Illinois

Sacred Heart Seminary Shrine

A hidden grotto on the grounds of the Kane County Government Center.
Sirmione, Italy

Scaligero Castle

One of the most well-preserved castles in Italy also contains a rare medieval example of a port fortification.
Chicago, Illinois

Narwhals at the Field Museum

To find the "unicorns of the deep" you've got to go downstairs.
Rockford, Illinois

Beattie Park Mound Group Historic Site

This unassuming city park is home to three different types of Native American mounds.