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Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft Carriers of Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier on Lake Michigan was a training hub for aircraft carrier pilots during WWII.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Water Cribs

These chunky stone towers out in Lake Michigan are the key to Chicago’s drinking water.
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum.
Gary, Indiana

City Methodist Church

This stunning gothic ruin was a casualty of the Indiana steel industry crash.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

BOK Tower

A half-size replica of the World Trade Center towers above Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Abundant Life Building

This abandoned, windowless concrete block is one of the strangest buildings in Tulsa.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Boston Avenue Methodist Church

One of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

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

Kokomo Hum

Low-frequency noise compared to an idling train can only be heard by some of this industrial town's residents.
Kokomo, Indiana

Seiberling Mansion

An opulent testament to the boom-and-bust history of industry in north central Indiana.
Kokomo, Indiana

KokoMantis

Along this stretch of Indiana roadway resides a giant insect composed entirely of scrap metal.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Center of the Universe

An acoustic anomaly with a mysterious cause.
Seney, Michigan

The Seney Stretch

"The Most Boring Road in the State."
Grand Marais, Michigan

Pickle Barrel House

This little barrel-shaped cottage by Lake Superior was once a cartoonist's summer retreat.
Shingleton, Michigan

Chapel Rock

This lone tree and dramatic sandstone outcropping are so beloved by Michiganders they can be found on one of the state’s coins.
Kalkaska, Michigan

Kalkaska Shoe Tree

Michigan’s most famous shoe tree.
Elmira, Michigan

Deadman's Hill

This scenic overlook commemorates the tragic death of a soon-to-be-married lumberjack.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Mosaic Courtyard

A city block packed with whimsical sculptures that seem to be plucked from a tiled fantasy world.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Chizhik Pyzhik

Perhaps the tiniest sculpture in Saint Petersburg is a little bronze finch inspired by a song.
Cedar, Michigan

Sugar Loaf Ski Lodge

A crumbling mountain resort that looks like it was abandoned in an instant.