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Carthage, Missouri

Red Oak II

When he found his hometown was no more, Lowell Davis decided to recreate a "new" ghost town from scratch.
St. Louis, Missouri

Burial Place of Chief Pontiac

A plaque on the side of a parking garage marks the burial place of a great Ottawa chief.
East St. Louis, Illinois

Gateway Geyser

Man-made geyser that rises to the exact height of the Gateway Arch.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The First Telephone in Las Vegas

The so-called "Father of Las Vegas" had the city's first telephone installed in his office in 1907.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Museum

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Museum

Stepping away from the glitz of mobsters and casinos to learn about the other history of Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada

High Roller

One of the world's tallest Ferris wheels takes visitors high above Las Vegas in a spinning party room.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bugsy Siegel Monument

An overlooked monument to the celebrity gangster who helped put the sin in Sin City.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bellagio Patisserie Chocolate Fountain

Formerly the world's largest, this Willy Wonka-esque contraption runs 24/7.
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.
Seligman, Arizona

Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In

A classic Route 66 landmark that was built with scrap lumber and is held together with kitsch and puns.
Salinas, California

The Steinbeck House Restaurant

Eat a tasty meal in the house where John Steinbeck was born.
Big Sur, California

Nepenthe

Offering commanding views of the California coastline, this restaurant was a hub for the artists and bohemians of Big Sur.
San Bernardino, California

Mitla Cafe

The Route 66 institution that inspired Taco Bell also served as an important headquarters for Mexican-American social movements.
Huntington Beach, California

Don The Beachcomber

This midcentury LA bar was the birthplace of tiki culture.
Inglewood, California

Randy's Donuts

A giant donut stands as a popular symbol of Los Angeles iconography.
Carson, California

International Printing Museum

One of the best collections of antique printing machinery in the world.
Cerritos, California

Cerritos Sculpture Garden

A small, peaceful sculpture garden with a grim memorial to a disaster that took place a few blocks away.
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities.
Vatican City

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.