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Lincoln, Nebraska

University of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall

This little gem of a museum is a hidden jewel filled with prehistoric treasures.
Hibbing, Minnesota

Hull–Rust–Mahoning Open Pit Iron Mine

Nicknamed the "Grand Cayon of the North," this open-pit mine in Minnesota has a much shorter history.
Lincoln, Nebraska

National Museum of Roller Skating

The largest collection of historical roller skates in the world.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska State Capitol Mosaic Floor

An ornate Art Deco tile mosaic representing Nebraskan life, both modern and prehistoric.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Historic Stasiu's Urinals

A palatial art deco restroom.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Geek Partnership Society

A nerdcentric group and creators of the Nerd Prom.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architectural Antiques

A warehouse for all of your architectural details.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory

One of the world's premier laboratories for hydraulic engineering research takes full advantage of the water's power.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Seventh Street Improvement Arches

This double-arched masonry highway bridge is the only structure of its kind in Minnesota.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden

A piece of solitude and tranquility in the heart of East Saint Paul.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Safe House

A place to eat for on-the-run agents and espionage enthusiasts.
Waukesha, Wisconsin

M-74 Nike Missile Tracking and Control Site.

A forgotten Cold War relic hidden in the outskirts of a Wisconsin city.
Johnson Creek, Wisconsin

Gobbler Theater

This supper-club-turned-concert-venue still serves drinks at its original rotating bar.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

3M Birthplace Museum

This institution celebrates the happy accidents of uncommon sticktoitiveness.
Portland, Oregon

Cargo

A world of craftwork elegantly curated in a historic brick warehouse.
Portland, Oregon

Kidd's Toy Museum

Gigantic private toy museum featuring among finest collections of antique mechanical banks in existence.
Portland, Oregon

Creepy's

Definitely not a clown bar.
Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fergus Falls State Hospital

This sprawling building built in 1890 was one of Minnesota’s earliest and largest mental health facilities.
Duluth, Minnesota

Grave of the Last Surviving Union Soldier

It's believed the soldier was 109 years old when he passed away.
Columbia Falls, Montana

Montana Vortex and House of Mystery

A classic mystery spot complete with spots that are said to make you shrink or grow when you stand on them.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dragonfly Mosaic

Thousands of people walk over this fantastic work of art every day, but how many notice it?
Virginia, Minnesota

Floating Loon of Virginia

The world's largest floating loon bobs in the lake to kick off an annual festival.
Kinney, Minnesota

Republic of Kinney

This tiny Minnesota city tried to secede from the Union as a last-ditch effort to fix its crumbling water system.
Shell Lake, Wisconsin

Museum of Woodcarving

The world's largest woodcarving collection includes dozens of Bible scenes and a wooden bestiary, all carved by one man.