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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thomas Sadler Roberts Bird Sanctuary

A hidden oasis in the heart of Minneapolis is also an Important Bird Area.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Soap Factory

An old soap company building now houses one of Minneapolis’s oldest independent non-profit art galleries.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Beltrami Park / Maple Hill Cemetery

From Burial Site to Bocce Ball Court.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The oldest continually used church in Minneapolis also sells great meat pies.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ard Godfrey House

The oldest remaining frame residence in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washburn Park Water Tower

Eight "Guardians of Health" protect this art deco water tower from pollutants and bacteria.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sidewalk Harp

A whimsical sensor instrument for Minneapolitans to play on their walks to work.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

City Salvage

An architecturally-focused antique shop.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Zoran's Sculpture Park

A Perpetually Under construction Park.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral

1887 era Russian Orthodox church in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hollywood Theater

The Art Deco Silver Screen.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Svedberg Studios

A Studio on the Fringes of the Northeast Art District.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Victory Memorial Drive

A little-known memorial to servicemen and nurses killed in the line of duty during the First World War.
Anoka, Minnesota

Anoka State Hospital

For over a century, it was a crucial center of mental health treatment and also the source of many local legends.
Maywood, Illinois

Fred Hampton Pool

The young Black revolutionary was killed before getting to see a non-segregated pool in his hometown.
Melrose Park, Illinois

Kiddieland Sign

The sign to a demolished amusement park now stands in front of a local library.
Maywood, Illinois

Underground Railroad Memorial at McDonald's

A plaque marks a former safe house on the secret route, now hidden next to a McDonald's.
Villa Park, Illinois

Ebenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful Abandoned Water Slides

This overgrown Illinois water park offers a whole new type of adventure.
Lombard, Illinois

Lilacia Park

This botanical garden outside Chicago boasts an array of over 300 varieties of lilacs.
Lombard, Illinois

Sheldon Peck Homestead

People escaping slavery passed through the oldest house in Lombard, Illinois on their northbound journey to freedom.
Addison, Illinois

Nike Park

Cold War missile launch site which has been converted to a public park.
Chicago, Illinois

First-Class Relic of Padre Pio

A bloodstain from "the wound of the transverberation of the heart."