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Silver Bay, Minnesota

Rocky Taconite

This friendly fellow was built to honor an advancement in mineral processing.
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Devil's Kettle

Half of a waterfall goes into the river while the other half seems to disappear.
Soudan, Minnesota

Stuntz Bay Boathouses

Over 140 boathouses built by miners from the Soudan Iron Mine in the early 20th century overlook Stuntz Bay on Lake Vermilion.
Tower, Minnesota

Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Minnesota's oldest and deepest mine is now an underground physics laboratory.
Ranier, Minnesota

Big Vic Voyageur Statue

This 25-foot-tall statue was built as a protest to a property dispute.
International Falls, Minnesota

Smokey Bear Park

Home to a 26-foot-tall statue of an American icon.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
Lake Itasca, Minnesota

Headwaters of the Mississippi River

At this Minnesota state park you can easily wade across the source of the mighty Mississippi.
Oakley, Kansas

Monument Rocks

One of the Eight Wonders of Kansas and the first official National Natural Monument these stark formations look like nature's Stonehenge.
Edgewood, Iowa

Ice Cave of Bixby State Preserve

Chilly air billows out from the entrance of an abandoned mine on a steep hillside, providing a refuge for Ice Age fauna and flora.
Dubuque, Iowa

Fenelon Place Elevator

For just a few bucks, this Iowa funicular will let you feel like an 1800s fat cat.
Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque Shot Tower

This long unused shot tower on the Mississippi remains a point of pride for a small city in Iowa.
Maquoketa, Iowa

Maquoketa Caves State Park

A wonderland of caves in eastern Iowa.
Dubuque, Iowa

Crystal Lake Cave

An underground wonderland in Iowa.
Atlanta, Illinois

Paul Bunyon

While he no longer has an eatery to give him context, this off-brand Paul Bunyan still holds his giant hot dog with pride.
Atlanta, Illinois

American Giants Museum

A small museum celebrating the fiberglass giants that are icons of America's highways.
Lincoln, Illinois

Railsplitter Covered Wagon

The world's largest covered wagon is piloted by a giant Lincoln lawyer.
Lincoln, Illinois

Phone Booth on a Roof

Today this bizarre rooftop phone booth seems like a piece of kitsch but it was once used to spot disastrous storms.
Lincoln, Illinois

Lincoln Watermelon Monument

This colorful monument commemorates a little-known story from the life of Abraham Lincoln.
Sumner, Missouri

Maxie, the World's Largest Goose

This 40-foot fowl marks the so-called "wild goose capital of the world."
Meadville, Missouri

Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site

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

Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

European castle ruins in an American state park are actually the product of death and grief.
Durant, Oklahoma

World's Largest Peanut

No matter what the plaque under this massive legume says, this is not the world's largest peanut.
El Paso, Texas

Chamizal National Memorial

This site honors the end of a 100-year boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico—all started by a river's shifting course.