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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
Colgate, Wisconsin

Bobrowitz Spectacular Sculpture

This whimsical sculpture garden is a local treasure.
Hamtramck, Michigan

Hamtramck Disneyland

A wacky two-story folk-art assemblage of carved and found objects, with lights, motion, and sound now in need of financial support.
Detroit, Michigan

Monumental Kitty

This feline raises a friendly paw at drivers barreling toward the freeway.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fish Ladder Park

An angular maze of concrete in Grand Rapids acts both as public art and as a staircase for fish traveling upstream.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
East Lansing, Michigan

W. J. Beal Botanical Garden

The plants form a living library and laboratory for researchers and students at Michigan State University.
Bartlett, Illinois

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha Mandir Chicago

This elaborate Hindu temple is located in a Chicago suburb, but looks like it was transported directly from India.
Racine, Wisconsin

The Golden Rondelle

The spaceship-like theater, which is still in use, was one of the most popular exhibits at the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Bay City, Michigan

State Theatre

This indie movie theater is one of only three surviving Mayan-themed theaters designed by “Detroit’s greatest theater architect.”
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Wave Field

These grassy undulations on a stretch of University of Michigan campus aren't bad landscaping, they're art.
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
Bronx, New York

Cafe al Mercato

Seriously good slices of Sicilian pizza lurk at the back of the Bronx's oldest enclosed market.
Bakersfield, California

Last Woolworth's Lunch Counter

An antique store houses the last operational diner from the defunct department store chain.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright's Burnham Block

Six tiny houses built for working class people form the largest intentional cluster of Wright homes anywhere.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ladybug Building

The bugs crawling down the front of this office building are almost as big as a '68 VW Beetle.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden

Whimsical sculptures dot a woodland path surrounding their creator's old summer cottage.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

A museum celebrating the self-taught artist-environment builder.
Richland Center, Wisconsin

A.D. German Warehouse

The only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in the architect's hometown.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island Potica

On a small Slovenian island, diners can mix and match a classic cake into dozens of sweet and savory flavor combinations.
Los Angeles, California

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Shop selling 500 flavors of soda has something for everyone.
Barcelona, Spain

Chocolate Museum

Gaze upon chocolate sculptures depicting everything from chariot races to Gaudí's famous church at this shrine to sweets.