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Colon, Michigan

Lakeside Cemetery

A cemetery where many of those buried had a flair for the dramatics.
White Pigeon, Michigan

Mottville Camelback Bridge

The longest structure of its kind ever built in Michigan.
Lead, South Dakota

Homestake Open Cut

Before its closure in 2002, this South Dakota mine was the largest and deepest gold mine in Western Hemisphere.
Ashland, Nebraska

Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Once a slice of Cold War-era military history, this museum is finding its future in the star.
Sponsored by Nebraska Tourism
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."
Savannah, Georgia

1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron

A monument to one of the few Olympic flames ever to be lit outside of the host city.
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Savannah, Georgia

Lucas Theatre

The first public building in Savannah to offer air conditioning was a luxurious cinema that still operates today.
Savannah, Georgia

The Marshall House

An early-19th-century hotel with a past that is steeped in the Civil War.
Savannah, Georgia

Plant Riverside

A once-groundbreaking power plant turned into a hotel and mini-museum of archeological and geological wonders.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnehaha Falls

This small, but beautiful waterfall has attracted visits from artists, composers, and two United States presidents.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Nook Basement

The basement bowling alley of this St. Paul dive bar is decorated with thousands of dollar bills.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Seventh Street Improvement Arches

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

Prospect Park Water Tower

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

House of Balls

Funhouse of found art and participatory sculpture.
Anna, Illinois

King Neptune Memorial

This simple gravestone remembers a pig who single-hoofedly raised $19,000,000 for the Navy.
Chicago, Illinois

Damen Silos

These abandoned grain silos and tunnels are an urban exploration dream.
Chicago, Illinois

Beginning (and End) of Historic Route 66

A journey begins with a single step, and for many, the road-trip of a lifetime started at this Chicago intersection.
Starkville, Mississippi

Chapel of Memories

Constructed from bricks salvaged from a former dormitory destroyed in a fire.
Omaha, Nebraska

Infield at the Zoo

A miniature baseball stadium honoring Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series from 1950-2010.
Spearfish, South Dakota

Fish Car No. 3

This vintage train once gave new meaning to “swimming upstream.”
Maquoketa, Iowa

Maquoketa Caves State Park

A wonderland of caves in eastern Iowa.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.