lalonde1's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Loading map...
Austin, Texas

Mueller SunFlowers

A grove of colossal man-made flowers built to collect the sun's rays.
Encinitas, California

Surfing Madonna

What began as an illegal art installation has become a symbol for unity, ocean awareness, and coastline preservation.
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
Tustin, California

Tustin Blimp Hangars

These enormous World War II relics are some of the largest wooden structures in the world.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Irvine, California

Orange Balloon

One of the largest helium balloons in the U.S. is a 112-foot ginormous orange.
Hachita, New Mexico

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Mission Church

This abandoned church dominates the landscape of a former mining boomtown.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Madison, Wisconsin

Elvis Karate Fight Plaque

A stone marker memorializes the spot where the King broke up a street fight with a classic karate stance.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls Michelangelos

One devoted couple has donated multiple recreations of Michelangelo's sculptures to this South Dakota town.
Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture.
Detroit, Michigan

Grande Ballroom

Abandoned concert venue legendary for its rock counterculture.
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Skull Cave

This shallow cave got its name from copious amount of human bones found inside.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.