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Kansas City, Missouri

The Holy Finger of Kansas City

A piece of John the Baptist in the American heartland.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recycled Roadrunner Statue

A 20-foot-tall roadrunner constructed of discarded items watches over the I-10.
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
Alameda, California

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

After serving in World War II and picking up Apollo astronauts, this aircraft carrier has been turned into a museum overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete

The second largest roadrunner in the world stands 11 feet tall in his West Texas town.
Regensburg, Germany

Wurstkuchl (Sausage Kitchen)

This riverside restaurant has been serving customers since 1146.
Andersonville, Georgia

Andersonville National Historic Site

The site of the notorious Camp Sumter Prison is now a peaceful memorial.
Easter Island, Chile

Ana Kai Tangata (Cannibal Cave)

The ominously named cave is home to some remarkable ancient art.
Melbourne Beach, Florida

Juan Ponce de León Landing Park

This small beachside park commemorates the possibilities of discovery.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Afton, Virginia

Crozet Tunnel

A railroad tunnel that, upon its completion, was considered one of the engineering marvels of the modern world.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Interchange Spiral

Must form and function forever remain at odds? Not if the Florida Department of Transportation has its way.
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariner's Museum and Park

The maritime museum that boasts the largest nautical library in the western hemisphere.
Chantilly, Virginia

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

At Washington's Dulles Airport is a satellite museum (no pun intended) with three quarters of a million square feet of aircraft history.
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
Clinton, Missouri

Tightwad Bank

This small town bank is very aware of its name thank you very much.
Manhattan, Kansas

Konza Prairie

A diverse, expansive nature preserve in northeastern Kansas.
Beaufort, North Carolina

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort

A maritime museum holding the remains of Blackbeard's pirate ship.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia’s Hidden Chemical Hearth

Hidden for 165 years inside a building designed by Thomas Jefferson are the remains of what may be America's first educational chemistry lab.
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia's Seven Society

The story behind the mysterious symbol painted in front of the historic university's famous Rotunda.
Petersburg, Virginia

The Crater

An innovative attempt to break a siege in the American Civil War still scars the earth today.