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Boston, Massachusetts

George Middleton House

Historic home of a Black veteran of the American Revolution and one of the earliest civil rights activists in the United States.
Washington, D.C.

Cutts-Madison House

After James Madison's death, his wife and former First Lady Dolley Madison lived in this yellow building near the White House.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Gangster Museum of America

Mobsters came for a soak in the hot springs, and stayed for the illegal gambling and bootlegging.
Sponsored by Arkansas Tourism
Washington, D.C.

The L. Ron Hubbard House

Also known as the Founding Church of Scientology.
Washington, D.C.

The Mary Surratt Boarding House

The house where John Wilkes Booth conspired with his co-conspirators.
Washington, D.C.

House of the Temple

This imposing Masonic temple a mile from the White House was the first public library in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Peacock Room

This stunning blue and gold room changed cities twice before becoming part of the Smithsonian.
Camp Verde, Arizona

World's Largest Kokopelli

This oversized flute-playing Ancestral Puebloan deity is also a landmark of Southwestern kitsch.
Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Geographical Center of the Entire United States

Despite monuments in other locations, this spot in a South Dakota field is recognized by the U.S. National Geodetic Survey as the center of the 50 states.
Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola Lighthouse

A striking lighthouse with views of the Gulf of Mexico and of a military air show.
Sponsored by Visit Pensacola
Nashville, Indiana

House of the Singing Winds

In the hills of southern Indiana is the idyllic studio and museum of legendary artist T.C. Steele.
Phoenix, Arizona

First Christian Church

This striking church was built from a Frank Lloyd Wright design more than a decade after the master architect's death.
Chamberlain, South Dakota

Dignity of Earth and Sky

A striking sculpture built to honor the women of the Lakota and Dakota Nations.
Boston, Massachusetts

'Frogs in Common'

Created by a local artist, these quirky sculptures each have their own names and personalities.
Le Claire, Iowa

Buffalo Bill Museum

A museum showcasing the life of "Buffalo Bill"
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Hot Springs Beer

This Arkansas town is known for its gangster history, its healing waters, and now its brews.
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
Malta, Ohio

Morgan County Dungeon

This underground holding cell was forgotten for over a century and rediscovered in the 1960s.
Caldwell, Ohio

Caldwell Historic Jail & Museum

Constructed in 1882, this jail once housed local inmates and the sheriff's family all under one roof.
Medora, Indiana

Medora Covered Bridge

At 431 feet and 10 inches, this is the longest historic covered bridge in the United States.
Washington, D.C.

Library Of Congress Gutenberg Bible

One of the three perfect vellum copies of this historic book known to exist is on display in a specially-designed case.
Washington, D.C.

Andrew Jackson Downing Urn

This large garden vase urn has nothing to do with the seventh U.S. President—it was designed by one landscape designer to honor another landscape designer's contributions to the National Mall.
Tampa, Florida

J.C. Newman Cigar Factory

Tour the oldest family-owned cigar-rolling factory in the country—then learn how to roll your own.
Sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay
Jerome, Arizona

Nellie Bly Kaleidoscopes

A kaleidoscope gallery and steampunk emporium named for a pioneering journalist.