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Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Rhinestone Cowboy House at the JMK Arts Center

A bedazzled house and crown "jewel" of outsider artist Loy Allen Bowlin.
Maple City, Michigan

The Rising Sun Shipwreck

Hidden beneath the waters of Lake Michigan rests a perfectly intact ship from the early 1900s.
Appleton, Wisconsin

Kate Blood Gravestone

This solitary gravestone is separated from the rest in Appleton, explaining why local legends continue to surround it.
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that inspired a Chippewa legend.
Leland, Michigan

Wreck of the Francisco Morazan

The rusted remains of an ill-fated freighter lie just off the coast of South Manitou Island in Lake Michigan.
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Wequiock Falls

A lovely hidden waterfall right off the highway is well worth a stop.
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

45th Parallel Marker

Almost half-way between the Equator and North Pole.
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded.
Evanston, Illinois

Little Northwestern

A student designed this 3D-printed scale replica of the entire university campus.
Melrose Park, Illinois

Kiddieland Sign

The sign to a demolished amusement park now stands in front of a local library.
Schaumburg, Illinois

The Awaking Muse

The face of a woman pushes its way through the earth.
Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Opera in Focus Puppet Theater

Grand opera on a miniature scale.
Park Ridge, Illinois

Pickwick Theatre

A towering Art Deco movie palace made to look like a Mayan temple.
Park Ridge, Illinois

Wood Library and Museum of Anesthesiology

Medical museum focused on antique anesthesiology equipment.
Chicago, Illinois

Pritzker Military Museum & Library

A military museum and library dedicated to the citizen soldier.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Freight Tunnels

A century-old network of freight tunnels underneath the city's historic business district.
Chicago, Illinois

Couch Place (The Alley of Death)

This alley in downtown Chicago held the bodies of over 600 people after the fateful Iroquois Theatre fire.
Chicago, Illinois

American Writers Museum

Small and slightly hidden, the American Writers Museum is preserving the legacy of America's finest authors.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Chicago, Illinois

Heald Square Monument's Statue of Liberty

The iconic Chicago sculpture hides a beautiful and easily overlooked plaque on the backside.
Des Plaines, Illinois

Square Deal Shoe Store

This historic store hides a museum exhibiting a shoe-sizing x-ray machine and a pair of kicks that once belonged to the world's tallest man.