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Beaver Island, Michigan

Beaver Island Toy Museum

On a remote island in the northern reaches of Lake Michigan, a museum of collectibles collides with a vintage toy store.
Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City State Hospital

Former self-sufficient mental institution now a planned community.
Midlothian, Illinois

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery

A small abandoned and abused cemetery that has become a magnet for ghost hunters.
University Park, Illinois

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

A sprawling outdoor museum filled with larger-than-life works of art.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Bailey, Colorado

Coney Island Hot Dog Stand

This hot dog-shaped diner has moved all around Colorado, never been to New York.
Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge Troll

Isak Heartstone, a 15-foot wooden troll made out of recycled materials.
Central City, Colorado

Nevadaville Ghost Town

This deserted Gold Rush town is home to a Masonic lodge that, strangely enough, still holds meetings.
Central City, Colorado

Ghost Town Disc Golf

Toss a Frisbee through the ruins of this Colorado gold mining town.
Castle Rock, Colorado

Castlewood Canyon Dam Ruins

The remains of the dam that unleashed a 15-foot wall of water on Denver.
Sedalia, Colorado

Devil’s Head Lookout Tower

This Colorado fire station has been in continuous operation for more than a century.
Morrison, Colorado

Dinosaur Ridge

See 150 million-year-old dinosaur tracks and bones dating back to the Jurassic period.
Morrison, Colorado

Tiny Town and Railroad

Travel through the wholesome amusements of yesteryear at this charming miniature village.
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
Golden, Colorado

The Sculptured House

This iconic science fiction house still looks like something from the future.
Morrison, Colorado

Walker Mansion Ruins

This massive home was constructed by one of the greatest conservationists in Colorado history.
Captiva, Florida

The Bubble Room

This kitsch eatery is chock-a-block with bric-a-brac.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Key West, Florida

Truman's Little White House

A historic presidential getaway on the continental United States' southernmost island.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard Gingerbread Houses

This candy-colored storybook village originated as a 19th-century Methodist campground.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Flying Horses Carousel

The oldest platform carousel built in the United States continues to delight children in Martha’s Vineyard.
Buffalo, New York

Silo City

Buffalo's abandoned concrete grain elevators are getting a second life.
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

The world's tallest doric column is this Ohio monument to a naval victory in the War of 1812.
Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelley's Island Glacial Grooves

Deep scars on the earth left by the Ice Age.