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Eastland, Texas

Old Rip

Legend says the horned lizard spent 31 years sealed in a time capsule before he was discovered alive.
Cisco, Texas

Site of the Santa Claus Bank Robbery

Where Santa Claus held up a Texas bank and started a statewide manhunt.
Waco, Texas

Old Branch Davidian Swimming Pool

All that remains of cult leader David Koresh's original besieged Texas compound is a stagnant concrete pool.
Corsicana, Texas

The Grave of Rope Walker

A peg-legged tightrope walker did not reveal his name as he was dying, and so he was buried as “Rope Walker."
Round Rock, Texas

High Country Market Bistro & GastroPub

This gas station offers wine tastings and craft beer.
Sedona, Arizona

Teal McDonald's Arches

The world's only teal arches exist in a city that cares more about its aesthetic than an Instagram influencer.
Plano, Texas

Collinsworth Cemetery

This family cemetery is a reminder of a smallpox outbreak in late-19th-century Texas.
Lubbock, Texas

American Wind Power Center

This Texas windmill field celebrates the power and majesty of the very winds that blow.
Irving, Texas

Momo Stop

Exceptional Nepalese food can be found in a Texas gas station.
Hearne, Texas

Grave in the Road

This one-woman cemetery was a small civil rights victory.
Paris, Arkansas

Magazine Mountain

A large stone map of Arkansas awaits visitors to its highest point.
Buffalo, New York

William McKinley Assassination Plaque

The site of William McKinley's tragic assassination is only marked by an underwhelming boulder.
Lewisburg, West Virginia

Lost World Caverns

Home of a 28-foot tall stalagmite known as the War Club.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Museum

A small storefront museum explores the history and myth of West Virginia's famous urban legend.
Greenwood, Mississippi

Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market

A decaying building marks the site associated with Emmett Till's brutal 1955 murder, an event largely credited with sparking the civil rights movement.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

A museum in Mississippi celebrates the history of Coca-Cola and the man who brought it to the masses.
Pioneer, Louisiana

Poverty Point World Heritage Site

This ancient settlement contains some of the largest earthen mounds in North America.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
Paducah, Kentucky

Floodwall Murals

A collection of outdoor art by renowned muralist Robert Dafford depicts the history of a flooded city.
Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Old Fort Harrod State Park

A full-scale replica of a 1774 colonial settlement in Kentucky.
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.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools that flow through the 'Ohe'o Gulch and into the ocean.
Andersonville, Georgia

Andersonville National Historic Site

The site of the notorious Camp Sumter Prison is now a peaceful memorial.