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Detroit, Michigan

The Fatberg at the Michigan Science Center

It's gunky, it's gross, and it's been freed from the sewer and put on display.
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal

The remains of a failed canal can be found in several towns near Lake St. Clair and is known historically as "Mason's Folly."
Troy, Michigan

Polar Bears Memorial

This monument commemorates the only American soldiers to have directly fought Russians during World War I.
Clearfield, Utah

SR-71C Blackbird

The last SR-71 ever constructed.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

'Villa of the Mysteries' Replica

A watercolor recreation of a famous fresco unearthed at Pompeii.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Banded Iron Formation Stone

A physical reminder of Earth's ancient past, this rock results from the photosynthetic processes of some of the oldest forms of life.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

These gardens recreate unique and endangered Michigan habitats.
Detroit, Michigan

Grand Trunk Pub

The grandiose interior of this bar speaks to its past as home to famous jewelers and railway offices.
Detroit, Michigan

Monumental Kitty

This feline raises a friendly paw at drivers barreling toward the freeway.
Detroit, Michigan

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

The birthplace of the Ford Model T is now a museum full of antique cars.
Detroit, Michigan

Lincoln Street Art Park

This former industrial site has transformed into a community sculpture garden that hosts monthly Full Moon parties.
Dearborn, Michigan

The Roundhouse at Greenfield Village

One of the few working locomotive roundhouses in the United States.
Detroit, Michigan

Merrill Fountain

This elaborately-carved white marble fountain was built to stand outside the Detroit Opera House.
Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath

A sealed test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's dying breath was given to the inventor's friend and mentee, Henry Ford.
Dearborn, Michigan

Dymaxion House

The only surviving prototype for Buckminster Fuller's house of the future.
Huntsville, Utah

Shooting Star Saloon

Eat burgers beneath gargantuan taxidermy and thousands of dollar bills in Utah's oldest continuously-operating bar.
Payson, Utah

Devil's Kitchen

A dazzling display of red rocks weathered into spires and hoodoos.
Wendover, Utah

Desert Bottle Tree

A quirky old tree covered in tokens, cans, and bottles of wishes.
Park City, Utah

I-80 Wildlife Overpass

The largest wildlife crossing in Utah allows local fauna to safely traverse the six-lane Interstate 80 at Parleys Canyon.
North Ogden, Utah

Stump Spring

Water flowed out of the town's unusual tree stump fountain in the 1930s, and the well still runs today.
Moab, Utah

Potash Evaporation Ponds

Few things look more out of place than the electric blue ponds in the reddish-brown desert of Utah.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

The fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Ogden, Utah

Star Noodle Dragon

Dubbed the "Blade Runner dragon," this buzzing neon sign is a beloved local icon.
Detroit, Michigan

St. Joseph Oratory

Once the tallest building in Detroit, this Gothic church houses some of the oldest stained-glass windows in the country.