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Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Chicago, Illinois

L.H. Selman Glass Gallery

Over 1,000 pieces of one of the most niche art objects imaginable: the glass paperweight.
Brookfield, Illinois

Brookfield Zoo's Sinclair Dinosaur

It was originally part of a "terrible lizards" collection at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Chicago, Illinois

Oriental Institute Museum

This surprising gem is a world-class archeological museum hidden at the University of Chicago.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indy's Teeny Statue of Liberty Museum

The building is topped by a Statue of Liberty statue whose torch has stayed burning since the museum opened.
Peoria, Illinois

Hello Peoria Building

Tiny treasures, giant murals, and strange sculptures decorate the windows and doors of this abandoned building.
Peoria, Illinois

Giant Oak Park

A massive bur oak tree believed to be some 500 years old is the centerpiece of this quiet urban greenspace.
Peoria, Illinois

Old Woodruff Athletic Field

The remnants of Peoria's proud baseball past stand slightly abandoned, but not forgotten.
Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Holocaust Memorial

A collection of 11 million buttons illustrates the human toll of the Holocaust.
Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Scale Model of the Solar System

The world's third-largest scale model of the planets.
Peoria, Illinois

Uniroyal Gal

This rare female version of the Muffler Man has its clothes removed each summer to signal the start of pool season.
Bartonville, Illinois

Peoria State Hospital

Once known as the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Shirley, Illinois

Funk Gem and Mineral Museum

Eclectic collection of rare and beautiful stones in an historic home.
Monticello, Illinois

Robert Allerton Park

The park that the Chicago Stockyards built.
Gardner, Illinois

2 Celled Jail

This tiny historic jail along Route 66 is the perfect fit for exactly one criminal and their partner-in-crime.
Paris, Illinois

'Faerie Traces'

In a grove of fast growing walnut trees outside Paris, Illinois, a marker shares the story of a fictional road building culture.