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Nowata, Oklahoma

Bowling Ball Yard Art

To honor his gardening wife, this yard artist turns bowling balls into playful, colorful sculptures.
Picher, Oklahoma

Picher

This former mining town was named the most toxic town in America.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops

The future of roadside attractions is this sci-fi soda mecca that is home to a 66-foot tall neon pop bottle.
Cedar Point, Kansas

Graves of Maud and Gus Wagner

Homestead Cemetery hold the remains of the United States' first known professional tattoo artists.
Wichita, Kansas

Keeper of the Plains

The grandson of a Kiowa chief created what has become the iconic symbol of a city on the Plains.
Cawker City, Kansas

World's Largest Ball of Twine

It's big, it's a ball, and it's made of twine--the world's largest of its kind.
Topeka, Kansas

Truckhenge

These elevated trucks were put in place as a middle finger to The Man, but are now considered folk art.
Hutchinson, Kansas

Strataca, The Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Home to Hollywood history and a very special salt crystal.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Outsiders House Museum

Once in disrepair, the house where the 1983 film was shot has been restored and turned into a museum.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

The fifth tallest statue in the United States is a shirtless monument to the oil worker.
Talala, Oklahoma

Winganon Space Capsule

A detached cement mixer has been transformed to resemble a relic from some obscure NASA mission to Oklahoma.
Miami, Oklahoma

Route 66 Sidewalk Highway

When you can afford only half a road, you build only half a road.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Architectural DNA

An old spiral fire escape dangles above a public courtyard in Midtown Oklahoma City.
Sulphur Springs, Arkansas

AR-MO-OK Tri-State Marker

Three markers installed over the course of 140 years mark the point where Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma converge.
Keyes, Colorado

3 Points Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma

This tri-point marker identifies the location where these three states converge.
Catoosa, Oklahoma

Blue Whale of Catoosa

Nature's biggest mammal swims in landlocked Oklahoma.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Buck Atom

Standing at 21-feet tall, this space cowboy adds to the legacy of Route 66's muffler men.
Chelsea, Oklahoma

Totem Pole Park

This historic folk art garden contains a nightmare tower that claims to be the world's largest concrete totem pole.
Skiatook, Oklahoma

The Healing Stone of Skiatook

A natural rock formation believed to be a cure-all.
Des Moines, Iowa

'Better Homes and Gardens' Test Garden

The magazine keeps a perfectly groomed display garden for its photo shoots.
Des Moines, Iowa

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

The headquarters of the prestigious World Food Prize celebrates the heroes in the fight against hunger, has no cafeteria.
Bluff, Utah

17 Room Ruin

A well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan ruin tucked beneath a desert cliff.
Monticello, Utah

Hole n" the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.