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Knoxville, Maryland

The Sign Above the Tunnel

This advertisement for talcum powder was painted on the rock face and has since defied removal.
Martinsburg, West Virginia

Big Apple Time Capsule

A giant time capsule not scheduled to be cored until 2040.
Marshfield, Wisconsin

Jurustic Park

"Iron Age" creatures fill this huckster's rusted metal sculpture garden.
Richmond, Virginia

Evergreen Cemetery

This labyrinthine resting place of Black American leaders has been reclaimed by nature.
Newberry, Michigan

Oswald's Bear Ranch

Two dozen rescued bears roam (mostly) free at the largest bear ranch in the U.S.
Leland, Michigan

Leland's Historic Fishtown

A charming remnant of 19th-century fishing towns sits on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula.
Traverse City, Michigan

Old Mission General Store

Easily overlooked in favor of the wineries that dot the region, this blast from the past is equally worth the visit.
Petoskey, Michigan

Lake Michigan Crucifix

Winter weather reveals a large Italian marble crucifix drowned beneath Lake Michigan.
Indian River, Michigan

The Cross in the Woods Shrine

World's largest crucifix stands 55 feet tall in a secluded, wooded area of northern Michigan.
St. Ignace, Michigan

St. Ignace Mystery Spot

Strange physical sensations and optical contradictions keep visitors coming back for more.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin

World's Heaviest Ball of Twine

Tirelessly maintained by a Wisconsin man named JFK.
Duluth, Minnesota

S.S. William A. Irvin

This rare vessel mixed luxury with labor before being converted to a museum and sometimes haunted maze.
Berryville, Virginia

Josephine School Community Museum

A renovated schoolhouse that highlights the history of Clarke County's Black community.
Duluth, Minnesota

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

Home to part of the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents.
Athens, Wisconsin

45 X 90 Geographical Marker

The center of the only hemisphere that awards visitors with a commemorative coin.
Noblesville, Indiana

Hamilton County Museum of History and Jail

This turn of the century jail once held Charles Manson.
Franklin, Indiana

Camp Atterbury Prisoner of War Chapel

A chapel built by Italian POWs during World War II tells a forgotten tale of the war on the home front.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Chatham Passage

This multisensory alley has the ability to remind bustling citygoers to stop and smell the roses.
Indianapolis, Indiana

John Dillinger's Grave

The body of one of the world's most famous outlaws is covered in cement and iron to prevent it from being stolen.
Dyess, Arkansas

Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash

The Man In Black grew up in a large agrarian community established by the federal government in the Great Depression.
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
Chandigarh, India

Nek Chand Saini's Rock Garden

A palatial sculpture park was built illegally and in secret by a self-taught artist over 36 years.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Niagara Falls Floral Clock

This impressive working clock made of 16,000 plants changes its flowers twice a year.