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Patton, Missouri

Bollinger Mill and Buford Covered Bridge

The only mill in the state that features a covered bridge.
Woodside, Missouri

Greer Spring

An underground river pushes more than 200 million gallons out of this Missouri spring every day.
Joy, Missouri

Montauk Springs

Around 50 million gallons of water flow from this spring every day.
St. Louis, Missouri

Tower Grove Park Pavilions

The eccentric and colorful pavilions of Tower Grove park are a beloved and overlooked symbol. 
Collinsville, Illinois

Illinois Woodhenge

Fresh wooden posts have been added to ancient holes to recreate a primitive henge clock.
Collinsville, Illinois

World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Quirky water tower advertises the long-gone Brooks Tomato Products Co.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Chester, Illinois

Liberty Bell of the West

Now nearly abandoned, Kaskaskia was once the capital of Illinois and one of the most important towns on the upper Mississippi.
Council Grove, Kansas

Post Office Oak

Once a giant oak that served as the region's post office.
Mountain View, Missouri

Jam Up Cave

The largest riverfront opening cave in the Ozarks.
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.
Wilson, Kansas

World's Largest Czech Egg

A 20-foot-tall egg painted in a traditional Czech patterns by the Czech community in Wilson, Kansas.
Lucas, Kansas

World's Largest Collection of Smallest Versions of Largest Things

A unique attraction and museum dedicated to exploring iconic roadside structures.
Lucas, Kansas

The Garden of Eden

Self-built house and sculpture park where the creator can still be seen in a glass coffin.
Topeka, Kansas

Equality House

A rainbow-colored house promotes LGBTQ rights across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church.
Meadville, Missouri

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

The longest of the four remaining covered bridges in Missouri.
Round Spring, Missouri

Round Spring

An average of 33 million gallons of water pour out of the collapsed cave at the heart of this spherical spring.
Eminence, Missouri

Alley Spring Mill

A historic, scenic mill that was forced to close due to overlogging.
Van Buren, Missouri

Big Spring

Often referred to as the largest spring in America.
Belmopan, Belize

St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

A natural swimming hole that was once a ceremonial center for Mayan priests.
Barcelona, Spain

'El Petó de la Mort' ('The Kiss of Death')

A cemetery in Barcelona's Poblenou district is home to this touching funerary statue, which depicts death in the form of a winged skeleton.
Lebanon, Missouri

Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel

Away from the crowds of fishing enthusiasts, take a hike deep into the woods and journey into an eerie darkness.
Chapayal, Belize

Caracol

This massive Maya archaeological site is home to the tallest man-made structure in Belize.

Null Island

A busy island at the center of the world that doesn’t actually exist.