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Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grave of Walter White

The fictional star of "Breaking Bad" is memorialized with a real-life gravestone in his hometown.
Little Rock, Arkansas

H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

A beautiful South Korean gate and garden in Little Rock honors American Taekwondo.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh has two!
Alexandria, Minnesota

Big Ole

America's largest viking stands in a Minnesota city that believes it was visited by the ancient nords.
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

This metallic stampede sits frozen on a Washington ridge yet the artist's vision is still incomplete.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
Spokane, Washington

Garbage Goat

This inanimate goat created by the "welding nun" has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for more than 40 years.
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

A music-filled, booze-soaked oasis in the desert.
Joshua Tree, California

The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum

Explore 10 acres of environmental sculptures.
Joshua Tree, California

Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

The quirky salon doubles as a retro museum run by the world's leading "hairstorian."
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Presley Birthplace

This two-room shotgun shack in Tupelo is the birthplace of a King.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Museum of Death

A collection of oddities including Dr. Kevorkian's suicide device, the Thanatron.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica of the Greek structure is in the heart of Nashville.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ugly Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue

One Confederate statue that accurately reflects the ugliness of its subject.
Farmington Hills, Michigan

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Astounding collection of coin-operated games and automata.
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.