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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
44.9787, -93.2570
Close up of shoes on the shoe tree
Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota Shoe Tree

No one's quite sure where this quirky university tradition originated.
44.9726, -93.2417
Deli counter at Ingebretsen's
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts

Hub of Scandinavian culture in a Minneapolis deli.
44.9483, -93.2512
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Zoran's Sculpture Park

A Perpetually Under construction Park.
44.9996, -93.2718
Firefighters Museum and Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Firefighters Hall and Museum

A Museum Dedicated to the Heroes That Fight Fire.
45.0099, -93.2545
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alpine Asphalt's Wall of Skis

A fence constructed completely of skis on Monroe Street.
45.0075, -93.2529
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architectural Antiques

A Warehouse for All of Your Architectural Details.
45.0019, -93.2514
The Sinclair Dinosaur of the Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, Illinois

Brookfield Zoo's Sinclair Dinosaur

It was originally part of a "terrible lizards" collection at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
41.8350, -87.8336
Tack room.
Cardston, Canada

Remington Carriage Museum

One of the largest collections of carriages, buggies, and wagons in the world.
49.1931, -113.3021
Mill Ends Park
Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park

The world's smallest park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland.
45.5162, -122.6732
Weather Machine
Portland, Oregon

Weather Machine

This public art piece proves that in Portland even reporting the weather is a thing of whimsy.
45.5189, -122.6793
Giants.
Vancouver, Canada

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
49.2709, -123.1335
Vancouver, Canada

The Sam Kee building

At just six feet two inches deep, it is said by Guiness and Ripley to be the world’s narrowest freestanding office building.
49.2806, -123.1049
Insulator Ranch
Quilchena, Canada

Insulator Ranch

A colorful collection of scavenged glass bells decorates this Canadian ranch.
50.0901, -120.7696
The Big Head sculpture in Canmore.
Canmore, Canada

Big Head Sculpture

The granite head appears to be deep in thought and half buried in the ground.
51.0894, -115.3554
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
48.6950, -113.8169
Garden sculptures
Ellensburg, Washington

Dick and Jane's Spot

An outsider art duo's yard has been turned into a whimsical public gallery.
46.9925, -120.5473
Hammering Man close-up
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
47.6070, -122.3381
With a building in the background
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.
47.6504, -122.3502
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
47.6515, -122.3513
Macefield's House
Seattle, Washington

Edith Macefield's House

The tale of a strong-willed woman who stood her ground when the the commercial world came rumbling in.
47.6624, -122.3754
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337
Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
47.6081, -122.3403