Monuments Travel Guide

Get the complete list of all the monuments Don Wildman examines in Monumental Mysteries.


Activities
Cheesman Park
The beautifully landscaped acres of Denver’s Cheesman Park belie its grisly history. Formerly the dilapidated Mount Prospect Cemetery, this urban park may now be haunted by the spirits of the dead who are still buried there.
  • Franklin St. & 8th St.
  • Denver, CO 80206 US

Cheesman Park

The beautifully landscaped acres of Denver’s Cheesman Park belie its grisly history. Formerly the dilapidated Mount Prospect Cemetery, this urban park may now be haunted by the spirits of the dead who are still buried there.
Franklin St. & 8th St. Denver, CO, US
Yosemite National Park
One of the crown jewels of the national park system, Yosemite has been enjoyed by generations of nature lovers. But few realize that the efforts of one man helped save this majestic natural monument from destructive exploitation.
  • Yosemite Valley, CA 95389 US

Yosemite National Park

One of the crown jewels of the national park system, Yosemite has been enjoyed by generations of nature lovers. But few realize that the efforts of one man helped save this majestic natural monument from destructive exploitation.
Yosemite Valley, CA, US
Phone: (209) 372-0200
Angeles National Forest
Outside of Los Angeles is a pristine expanse of mountains, lakes and woodlands known as the Angeles National Forest. This beautiful natural monument is said to be the home of a terrifying mythical beast known as the “Devil’s Lake Thunderbird.”
  • 701 N Santa Anita Ave
  • Arcadia, CA 91006 US

Angeles National Forest

Outside of Los Angeles is a pristine expanse of mountains, lakes and woodlands known as the Angeles National Forest. This beautiful natural monument is said to be the home of a terrifying mythical beast known as the “Devil’s Lake Thunderbird.”
701 N Santa Anita Ave Arcadia, CA, US
Phone: +1 626-574-1613
Hilo Tsunami Clock
In the coastal town of Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island stands a public clock forever frozen in time, marking the moment on May 22, 1960, when a massive tsunami hit the island, destroying everything in its path.
  • Kamehameha Ave Naniloa Golf Course
  • Hilo, HI US

Hilo Tsunami Clock

In the coastal town of Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island stands a public clock forever frozen in time, marking the moment on May 22, 1960, when a massive tsunami hit the island, destroying everything in its path.
Kamehameha Ave Naniloa Golf Course Hilo, HI, US
US Space Walk of Fame Museum
The glistening Gemini Monument sits along the Indian River Lagoon as part of the Space Walk of Fame. Few may realize that the 8th Gemini mission involved a hair-raising episode that nearly cost the lives of 2 astronauts.
  • 4 Main Street
  • Titusville, FL 32796 US

US Space Walk of Fame Museum

The glistening Gemini Monument sits along the Indian River Lagoon as part of the Space Walk of Fame. Few may realize that the 8th Gemini mission involved a hair-raising episode that nearly cost the lives of 2 astronauts.
4 Main Street Titusville, FL, US
Phone: +1 321-264-0434
Niagara Falls State Park
Niagara Falls was one of the most important sites on the Underground Railroad, and played an integral role in allowing abolitionists to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom in Canada.
  • 332 Prospect Street
  • Niagara Falls, NY 14303 US

Niagara Falls State Park

Niagara Falls was one of the most important sites on the Underground Railroad, and played an integral role in allowing abolitionists to smuggle runaway slaves to freedom in Canada.
332 Prospect Street Niagara Falls, NY, US
Phone: +1 716-278-1796
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon offers a spectacular array of geological wonders, enticing those with a taste for adventure. But in the early 20th century, a daring set of newlyweds set off on a trip down the Colorado River, and they were never seen again.
  • Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 US

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon offers a spectacular array of geological wonders, enticing those with a taste for adventure. But in the early 20th century, a daring set of newlyweds set off on a trip down the Colorado River, and they were never seen again.
Grand Canyon Village, AZ, US
Phone: +1 928-638-7888
Ellis Island
Ellis Island is rich with the history of the immigrants who passed through it. But the dreams of a famous singing family almost ended here, and the world may have been deprived of a tale that was immortalized in a classic film.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is rich with the history of the immigrants who passed through it. But the dreams of a famous singing family almost ended here, and the world may have been deprived of a tale that was immortalized in a classic film.
New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-363-3200
Chrysler Building
The Chrysler Building stands in Midtown Manhattan as an icon of the Art Deco age. But its construction was fueled by a bitter rivalry between 2 former colleagues as they raced to redefine the New York City skyline.
  • 405 Lexington Ave.
  • New York, NY 10174 US

Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building stands in Midtown Manhattan as an icon of the Art Deco age. But its construction was fueled by a bitter rivalry between 2 former colleagues as they raced to redefine the New York City skyline.
405 Lexington Ave. New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-682-3070
Grand Central Station
On the ceiling of Grand Central is a vast mural that has charmed commuters for a century. But some believe that the mural contains a secret message from a shadowy group of global elites known as the Illuminati.
  • 89 East 42nd Street
  • New York, NY 10017 US

Grand Central Station

On the ceiling of Grand Central is a vast mural that has charmed commuters for a century. But some believe that the mural contains a secret message from a shadowy group of global elites known as the Illuminati.
89 East 42nd Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-340-2583
General Grant National Memorial
When newspapers report that without supporting funds, President Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb will fall into disrepair, con man George Parker gets an idea – he poses as the general’s grandson and “sells” the monument to multiple buyers.
  • Riverside Drive
  • New York, NY 10027 US

General Grant National Memorial

When newspapers report that without supporting funds, President Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb will fall into disrepair, con man George Parker gets an idea – he poses as the general’s grandson and “sells” the monument to multiple buyers.
Riverside Drive New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-666-1640
Brooklyn Bridge
Today, tourists and locals alike are inspired by this beautiful example of human imagination and ingenuity. But at the time of its construction it was the site of a mystery that baffled doctors and terrified the bridge’s workers.
76755329
Photo by Creatas
  • New York, NY US

Brooklyn Bridge

Today, tourists and locals alike are inspired by this beautiful example of human imagination and ingenuity. But at the time of its construction it was the site of a mystery that baffled doctors and terrified the bridge’s workers.
New York, NY, US
Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
In this cemetery is a headstone that bears the name of a girl who was just 19 years old when she died: Mercy L. Brown. Her death became the unlikely catalyst for a torrent of hysterical accusations that tore apart her community.
76755329
  • 467 Ten Rod Rd
  • Exeter, RI 02822 US

Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery

In this cemetery is a headstone that bears the name of a girl who was just 19 years old when she died: Mercy L. Brown. Her death became the unlikely catalyst for a torrent of hysterical accusations that tore apart her community.
467 Ten Rod Rd Exeter, RI, US
The Alamo
The Alamo was the location of an infamous and legendary battle and now stands as hallowed ground. It’s famous for a heroic tale of martyrdom, but some say it’s also home to a vast and long-forgotten treasure.
  • 300 Alamo Plaza
  • San Antonio, TX 78205 US

The Alamo

The Alamo was the location of an infamous and legendary battle and now stands as hallowed ground. It’s famous for a heroic tale of martyrdom, but some say it’s also home to a vast and long-forgotten treasure.
300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX, US
Phone: +1 210-225-1391
Green-Wood Cemetery
In New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery, 2 tombstones mark the graves of Dr. Harvey Burdell and his wife Emma Cunningham. Could the doctor’s seemingly devoted wife have murdered her husband?
  • 500 25th Street
  • NY 11232 US

Green-Wood Cemetery

In New York’s Green-Wood Cemetery, 2 tombstones mark the graves of Dr. Harvey Burdell and his wife Emma Cunningham. Could the doctor’s seemingly devoted wife have murdered her husband?
500 25th Street , NY, US
Phone: (718) 768-7300
Unconditional Surrender Statue
Next to the retired USS Midway is a statue commemorating one of the most famous public displays of affection in history – the unforgettable moment when a US Navy sailor kissed a nurse in Times Square to mark the end of World War II.
  • Tuna Ln
  • San Diego, CA 92132 US

Unconditional Surrender Statue

Next to the retired USS Midway is a statue commemorating one of the most famous public displays of affection in history – the unforgettable moment when a US Navy sailor kissed a nurse in Times Square to mark the end of World War II.
Tuna Ln San Diego, CA, US
Lucy the Elephant
At 65-feet high and weighing about 90 tons, the mammoth structure named Lucy, built in the shape of an elephant, is a National Historic Landmark and a popular tourist attraction of Margate City, NJ.
  • 9200 Atlantic Ave
  • Margate City, NJ 08402 US

Lucy the Elephant

At 65-feet high and weighing about 90 tons, the mammoth structure named Lucy, built in the shape of an elephant, is a National Historic Landmark and a popular tourist attraction of Margate City, NJ.
9200 Atlantic Ave Margate City, NJ, US
US Capital Building
The grounds of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, have always been the focal point for expressions of both patriotism and protest.
sunset, washington dc, united states capitol building, reflecting pool
Photo by Visions Of Our Land / Photolibrary / Getty Images
  • E Capitol St NE and First St SE
  • Washington, DC 20004 US

US Capital Building

The grounds of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, have always been the focal point for expressions of both patriotism and protest.
E Capitol St NE and First St SE Washington, DC, US
Phone: +1 202-226-8000
French Quarter
In New Orleans’ Old French Quarter, on one of the city’s oldest streets, stands a Creole townhouse adorned with decorative cast iron balconies resembling an ornamental filigree cage.
  • French Quarter
  • New Orleans, LA 70116 US

French Quarter

In New Orleans’ Old French Quarter, on one of the city’s oldest streets, stands a Creole townhouse adorned with decorative cast iron balconies resembling an ornamental filigree cage.
French Quarter New Orleans, LA, US
The Oriental Saloon
The old-time pioneer town of Tombstone, AZ, keeps the legends of the Old West alive with the infamous "Oriental Saloon."

The Oriental Saloon

The old-time pioneer town of Tombstone, AZ, keeps the legends of the Old West alive with the infamous "Oriental Saloon."
Allen St Tombstone, AZ, US
Murphy's Ranch
In an isolated, sun-parched gorge, just two miles north of LA’s Sunset Boulevard, sits the mysterious ruins of Murphy's Ranch.  These dilapidated structures were once the home for the Nazi organization hell bent on world domination. 
  • Sullivan Fire Rd.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90272 US

Murphy's Ranch

In an isolated, sun-parched gorge, just two miles north of LA’s Sunset Boulevard, sits the mysterious ruins of Murphy's Ranch.  These dilapidated structures were once the home for the Nazi organization hell bent on world domination. 
Sullivan Fire Rd. Los Angeles, CA, US
Manhattan Municipal Building
The Manhattan Municipal building once housed the office of New York’s Chief Medical Examiner Charles Norris. What Norris discovered sparked one of the biggest medical scandals the nation had ever seen.
  • 1 Centre St. #19
  • New York, NY 10007 US

Manhattan Municipal Building

The Manhattan Municipal building once housed the office of New York’s Chief Medical Examiner Charles Norris. What Norris discovered sparked one of the biggest medical scandals the nation had ever seen.
1 Centre St. #19 New York, NY, US
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Spanning 8.5 miles long, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California is one of the country’s busiest and longest crossings.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Spanning 8.5 miles long, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California is one of the country’s busiest and longest crossings.
San Francisco, CA, US
Chiune Sugihara Statue
In the district of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, is a distinguished bronze figure that honors a remarkable hero who never sought the spotlight.
  • Los Angeles St & 2nd St
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012 US

Chiune Sugihara Statue

In the district of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, is a distinguished bronze figure that honors a remarkable hero who never sought the spotlight.
Los Angeles St & 2nd St Los Angeles, CA, US
Mission San Miguel
The old Spanish colonial mission in San Miguel, CA, is a splendid, 18th-century adobe structure that’s steeped in history and culture.
  • 775 Mission St
  • San Miguel, CA 93451 US

Mission San Miguel

The old Spanish colonial mission in San Miguel, CA, is a splendid, 18th-century adobe structure that’s steeped in history and culture.
775 Mission St San Miguel, CA, US
Belle Boyd Marker
On the side of a quiet road in Martinsburg, WV, is a small, unassuming signpost that tells a larger-than-life tale of an enigmatic beauty who fought for her cause by using her feminine wiles.
  • South Queen St
  • Martinsburg, WV 25401 US

Belle Boyd Marker

On the side of a quiet road in Martinsburg, WV, is a small, unassuming signpost that tells a larger-than-life tale of an enigmatic beauty who fought for her cause by using her feminine wiles.
South Queen St Martinsburg, WV, US
Kecksburg Space Acorn
The quaint town of Kecksburg, PA, is home to a giant acorn-shaped sculpture with strange hieroglyphic-like markings. This peculiar monument was inspired by a mysterious object that reportedly fell from the sky.
  • 5123 Water St
  • Kecksburg, PA 15666 US

Kecksburg Space Acorn

The quaint town of Kecksburg, PA, is home to a giant acorn-shaped sculpture with strange hieroglyphic-like markings. This peculiar monument was inspired by a mysterious object that reportedly fell from the sky.
5123 Water St Kecksburg, PA, US
Hayden House
Built in 1833, this sophisticated structure features 4 grand stories with a red brick facade and delicate square windows decorated with wooden shutters.
  • 66 Phillips St
  • Boston, MA 02114 US

Hayden House

Built in 1833, this sophisticated structure features 4 grand stories with a red brick facade and delicate square windows decorated with wooden shutters.
66 Phillips St Boston, MA, US
Phone: +1 617-742-5415
The Cora Tree
On Hatteras Island North Carolina stands the Cora Tree, a large oak which has a legendary tale that follows a supernatural witch, and still fills the community with fear to this day.
  • Hatteras Island
  • Hatteras, NC 27943 US

The Cora Tree

On Hatteras Island North Carolina stands the Cora Tree, a large oak which has a legendary tale that follows a supernatural witch, and still fills the community with fear to this day.
Hatteras Island Hatteras, NC, US
The Holmdel Horn Antenna
This odd-looking device positioned in the middle of a clearing at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, stands 30 feet tall and 50 feet long. It’s primarily made of aluminum and weighs 18 tons.
  • 791 Holmdel Rd
  • Holmdel, NJ 07733 US

The Holmdel Horn Antenna

This odd-looking device positioned in the middle of a clearing at Bell Laboratories in Holmdel, NJ, stands 30 feet tall and 50 feet long. It’s primarily made of aluminum and weighs 18 tons.
791 Holmdel Rd Holmdel, NJ, US
Eastland County Courthouse
In the center of Eastland, TX, is a century old, five-story monolith constructed during the jazz age.
  • 408 S Folts Ave
  • Eastland, TX 76448 US

Eastland County Courthouse

In the center of Eastland, TX, is a century old, five-story monolith constructed during the jazz age.
408 S Folts Ave Eastland, TX, US
Mount Lemmon - Coronado National Forest
Mount Lemmon in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson, AZ, rises more than 9,000 feet above sea level, and the peak can be buried under 57 inches of snow a year, which makes it a magnet for skiers.
  • Coronado National Forest
  • Benson, AZ 85602 US

Mount Lemmon - Coronado National Forest

Mount Lemmon in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson, AZ, rises more than 9,000 feet above sea level, and the peak can be buried under 57 inches of snow a year, which makes it a magnet for skiers.
Coronado National Forest Benson, AZ, US
Phone: +1 520-202-2700
Grave of Thomas Wiggins
In the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY, stands a 2-foot tall slab of granite celebrating Thomas Wiggins, a blind slave with a remarkable musical talent.
  • 1629 Bushwick Ave
  • Brooklyn, NY 11207 US

Grave of Thomas Wiggins

In the Evergreens Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY, stands a 2-foot tall slab of granite celebrating Thomas Wiggins, a blind slave with a remarkable musical talent.
1629 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn, NY, US
Thomspon House Mansion
The Thompson House in Newport, KY, is now a thriving live music venue but was also the birthplace of John Taliaferro Thompson, the creator of the controversial Tommy Gun.
  • 24 E 3rd St Newport
  • Newport, KY 41071 US

Thomspon House Mansion

The Thompson House in Newport, KY, is now a thriving live music venue but was also the birthplace of John Taliaferro Thompson, the creator of the controversial Tommy Gun.
24 E 3rd St Newport Newport, KY, US
Phone: +1 859-261-7469
WASP Statue
Neillsville, WI, is home to one of the of the country’s most awe-inspiring monuments, a striking statue of a female aviator who changed the perception of what women were capable of doing during a critical moment in the nation’s history.
  • WASP Memorial
  • Neillsville, WI 54456 US

WASP Statue

Neillsville, WI, is home to one of the of the country’s most awe-inspiring monuments, a striking statue of a female aviator who changed the perception of what women were capable of doing during a critical moment in the nation’s history.
WASP Memorial Neillsville, WI, US
The Turning Point Monument
In the center of Muskegon, MI, stands a 14-foot high twisted chrome sculpture commemorating an invention that revolutionized the world of winter sports -- the snowboard.
  • 477 W. Western Ave
  • Muskegon, MI 49440 US

The Turning Point Monument

In the center of Muskegon, MI, stands a 14-foot high twisted chrome sculpture commemorating an invention that revolutionized the world of winter sports -- the snowboard.
477 W. Western Ave Muskegon, MI, US
Statue of Elfego Baca
A statue in the center of Reserve, NM, commemorates the incredible actions of one brazen lawman who singlehandedly attempted to clean up the town, and would go on to become a legend of the Old West.
  • Statue of Elfego Baca
  • Reserve, NM 87830 US

Statue of Elfego Baca

A statue in the center of Reserve, NM, commemorates the incredible actions of one brazen lawman who singlehandedly attempted to clean up the town, and would go on to become a legend of the Old West.
Statue of Elfego Baca Reserve, NM, US
Alcatraz
Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempted one of the first escapes from Alcatraz, and they may have been successful. They managed to make it to the shore and jumped in the San Francisco Bay, but it’s not known if they survived the swim.
  • Alcatraz Island
  • San Francisco, CA 94133 US

Alcatraz

Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempted one of the first escapes from Alcatraz, and they may have been successful. They managed to make it to the shore and jumped in the San Francisco Bay, but it’s not known if they survived the swim.
Alcatraz Island San Francisco, CA, US
Beauty Statue
Few realize that one woman’s likeness inspired 3 of New York City’s impressive statues: Beauty, Civic Fame (at the Manhattan Municipal Building) and the Maine Memorial Statue. Audrey Munson was so beautiful that she was called the American Venus.
  • New York Public Library
  • 5th Ave at 42nd St
  • New York, NY 10018 US

Beauty Statue

Few realize that one woman’s likeness inspired 3 of New York City’s impressive statues: Beauty, Civic Fame (at the Manhattan Municipal Building) and the Maine Memorial Statue. Audrey Munson was so beautiful that she was called the American Venus.
New York Public Library New York, NY, US
Old Charleston Jail
A notorious beauty spent her final days as an accused killer locked up in the Old Charleston Jail. Some say her ghostly presence still haunts these grim passageways.
  • 21 Magazine Street
  • Charleston, SC 29401 US

Old Charleston Jail

A notorious beauty spent her final days as an accused killer locked up in the Old Charleston Jail. Some say her ghostly presence still haunts these grim passageways.
21 Magazine Street Charleston, SC, US
Phone: +1 843-577-5245
Statue of the Republic
This statue, commemorating the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, reminds passers-by of the exhibition, but also its dark history. During the fair, a man named H.H. Holmes built a “hotel” where he lured young women, and most never came out.
sunset, washington dc, united states capitol building, reflecting pool
  • Jackson Park
  • Chicago, IL US

Statue of the Republic

This statue, commemorating the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, reminds passers-by of the exhibition, but also its dark history. During the fair, a man named H.H. Holmes built a “hotel” where he lured young women, and most never came out.
Jackson Park Chicago, IL, US
St. Louis Gateway Arch
At the base of the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch stands “The Captains’ Return” statue, dedicated to the historic voyage of discovery lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
  • 130 Washington Ave.
  • St. Louis, MO 63102 US

St. Louis Gateway Arch

At the base of the iconic St. Louis Gateway Arch stands “The Captains’ Return” statue, dedicated to the historic voyage of discovery lead by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
130 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO, US
Phone: +1 877-982-1410
The Naval Air Engineering Station Memorial
In a windswept field at Lakehurst Naval Air Station is a memorial marking the very spot where a majestic airship crashed to the ground -- all caught on film for the world to see.
  • 2650 Hwy 547
  • Lakehurst, NJ 08733 US

The Naval Air Engineering Station Memorial

In a windswept field at Lakehurst Naval Air Station is a memorial marking the very spot where a majestic airship crashed to the ground -- all caught on film for the world to see.
2650 Hwy 547 Lakehurst, NJ, US
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
The 2 million acres of the Grand Staircase Escalante make up the largest National Monument in the US. But it’s also tied to the baffling disappearance of an adventurous and fiercely individualistic young man.

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

The 2 million acres of the Grand Staircase Escalante make up the largest National Monument in the US. But it’s also tied to the baffling disappearance of an adventurous and fiercely individualistic young man.
669 U.S. 89A Kanab, UT, US
Teressa Bellissimo Statue
A wooden statue stands outside Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, marking the place where many believe Buffalo wings were invented. But when a journalist decided to track down the origin of the treat, he found that the tale was not so simple.
  • Anchor Bar 1047 Main St.
  • Buffalo, NY 14209 US

Teressa Bellissimo Statue

A wooden statue stands outside Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, marking the place where many believe Buffalo wings were invented. But when a journalist decided to track down the origin of the treat, he found that the tale was not so simple.
Anchor Bar 1047 Main St. Buffalo, NY, US
London Bridge
The 180-year-old London Bridge can be found in Lake Havasu City, a modern desert oasis near Arizona’s western border. Did this monument of old world engineering wind up in this remote desert town by accident?
  • Lake Havasu City, AZ US

London Bridge

The 180-year-old London Bridge can be found in Lake Havasu City, a modern desert oasis near Arizona’s western border. Did this monument of old world engineering wind up in this remote desert town by accident?
Lake Havasu City, AZ, US
Shadehill State Recreation Area
Shadehill State Recreation Area features a sweeping landscape of rivers, plains and hills. Overlooking a 5,000-acre reservoir is a monument that bears a plaque honoring one man’s epic struggle for survival during America’s pioneer days.
  • Summerville Road
  • Lemmon, SD 57638 US

Shadehill State Recreation Area

Shadehill State Recreation Area features a sweeping landscape of rivers, plains and hills. Overlooking a 5,000-acre reservoir is a monument that bears a plaque honoring one man’s epic struggle for survival during America’s pioneer days.
Summerville Road Lemmon, SD, US
Phone: 605.374.5114
Pickens County Courthouse
A window on one building in the heart of this quiet hamlet has a mysterious image that some say was left there by an angry spirit. Does a former slave’s dying vow still haunt this Southern town?
  • Convergence of Highways 17 and 86
  • Carrollton, AL 35447 US

Pickens County Courthouse

A window on one building in the heart of this quiet hamlet has a mysterious image that some say was left there by an angry spirit. Does a former slave’s dying vow still haunt this Southern town?
Convergence of Highways 17 and 86 Carrollton, AL, US
Elephant Statue & Hotel
At a leafy crossroads in Somers, NY, stands a striking obelisk-shaped monument to an elephant. This legendary pachyderm put an indelible stamp on American popular culture.

Elephant Statue & Hotel

At a leafy crossroads in Somers, NY, stands a striking obelisk-shaped monument to an elephant. This legendary pachyderm put an indelible stamp on American popular culture.
335 Route 202 Somers, NY, US
Adirondack Park
Lake George has been a vacation destination for generations. But at the turn of the century, some say a terrifying and monstrous beast arose from the depths of this typically placid body of water.
  • Lake George Hague, NY
  • NY US

Adirondack Park

Lake George has been a vacation destination for generations. But at the turn of the century, some say a terrifying and monstrous beast arose from the depths of this typically placid body of water.
Lake George Hague, NY , NY, US
Zona Shue’s Tombstone
In a picturesque cemetery in Lewisburg, WV, is the granite tombstone of Zona Heaster Shue, also known to many as the Greenbrier Ghost.
  • Greenbrier County
  • Lewisburg, WV 24901 US

Zona Shue’s Tombstone

In a picturesque cemetery in Lewisburg, WV, is the granite tombstone of Zona Heaster Shue, also known to many as the Greenbrier Ghost.
Greenbrier County Lewisburg, WV, US
Captain Cook Statue
This dignified statue of the great British explorer Captain James Cook is located in the scenic harbor of Waimea Town, Kauai. But what led to the captain’s death?
  • Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii 96705
  • HI 96704 US

Captain Cook Statue

This dignified statue of the great British explorer Captain James Cook is located in the scenic harbor of Waimea Town, Kauai. But what led to the captain’s death?
Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii 96705 , HI, US
Champ the Lake Monster Monument
On the banks of Lake Champlain is an intriguing stone slab with an etching of a strange aquatic creature. Sightings of this legendary beast date back to the first European explorers’ visit to the lake.
  • Burlington, VT US

Champ the Lake Monster Monument

On the banks of Lake Champlain is an intriguing stone slab with an etching of a strange aquatic creature. Sightings of this legendary beast date back to the first European explorers’ visit to the lake.
Burlington, VT, US
Straus Statue and Memorial Pool
The lovely monument in Straus Park commemorates a tragic love story -- that of Isidor and Ida Straus. The department store baron and his wife would meet their fate in 1912 on the decks of the RMS Titanic.

Straus Statue and Memorial Pool

The lovely monument in Straus Park commemorates a tragic love story -- that of Isidor and Ida Straus. The department store baron and his wife would meet their fate in 1912 on the decks of the RMS Titanic.
New York, NY, US
Kings Canyon National Park
This national park is known for its rock formations and sequoia trees, but it is also the location of one of greatest mysteries in aviation history -- the 1957 disappearance of a cutting-edge military jet piloted by Lt. David Steeves.
  • 83918 Grant Grove Dr
  • Kiings Canyon National Park, CA 93633 US

Kings Canyon National Park

This national park is known for its rock formations and sequoia trees, but it is also the location of one of greatest mysteries in aviation history -- the 1957 disappearance of a cutting-edge military jet piloted by Lt. David Steeves.
83918 Grant Grove Dr Kiings Canyon National Park, CA, US
Phone: +1 555-565-3341
Lincoln Memorial
This memorial is well known as the site of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, but decades earlier, the monument played host to another landmark event in Civil Rights history -- a 1939 concert by singer Marion Anderson.
lincoln memorial, washington dc, tourists, blue skys
Photo by Fandrade / Moment / Getty Images
  • 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW
  • Washington, DC 200037 US

Lincoln Memorial

This memorial is well known as the site of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, but decades earlier, the monument played host to another landmark event in Civil Rights history -- a 1939 concert by singer Marion Anderson.
2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW Washington, DC, US
Phone: +1 202-426-6841
Marfa Lights View Park and Plaque
A lonely structure outside the small west Texas town of Marfa serves as a viewing outpost for a mysterious phenomenon. For generations, people in this area have reported seeing a strange set of lights in the desert that vanish suddenly.
  • Marfa, TX 79843 US

Marfa Lights View Park and Plaque

A lonely structure outside the small west Texas town of Marfa serves as a viewing outpost for a mysterious phenomenon. For generations, people in this area have reported seeing a strange set of lights in the desert that vanish suddenly.
Marfa, TX, US
Castillo San Marcos Fort
Overlooking Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, FL, is the historic Castillo San Marcos. This landmark fort was the site of many battles, but it is perhaps best known for a secret romance and mysterious disappearance.
  • 1 South Castillo Drive
  • St. Augustine, FL 32084 US

Castillo San Marcos Fort

Overlooking Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, FL, is the historic Castillo San Marcos. This landmark fort was the site of many battles, but it is perhaps best known for a secret romance and mysterious disappearance.
1 South Castillo Drive St. Augustine, FL, US
Phone: +1 904-829-6506
Ames Pyramid
On a summit near Laramie, WY, is a strange monument known as the Ames Pyramid. This national historic landmark commemorates 2 brothers who were the driving force behind the Trans Continental Railroad.
  • Laramie, WY US

Ames Pyramid

On a summit near Laramie, WY, is a strange monument known as the Ames Pyramid. This national historic landmark commemorates 2 brothers who were the driving force behind the Trans Continental Railroad.
Laramie, WY, US
Phone: +1 307-632-7946
Zodiac Island
Known to locals as Zodiac Island, this tiny strip of land in Lake Berryessa, CA, was a crime site for one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Two young victims were found here bound and bleeding from a vicious attack.
  • CA US

Zodiac Island

Known to locals as Zodiac Island, this tiny strip of land in Lake Berryessa, CA, was a crime site for one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Two young victims were found here bound and bleeding from a vicious attack.
, CA, US
Ford’s Theater
After John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln, he fled on horseback. He was eventually tracked down and shot by a Union soldier … or was he? One man claims otherwise.
lincoln memorial, washington dc, tourists, blue skys
  • 511 10th Street Northwest
  • Washington, DC 20004 US

Ford’s Theater

After John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln, he fled on horseback. He was eventually tracked down and shot by a Union soldier … or was he? One man claims otherwise.
511 10th Street Northwest Washington, DC, US
Phone: +1 202-347-4833
Falling Star Statue
This elegant statue was built to commemorate the Hodges meteorite, an 8.5-pound chunk of space rock that fell through a woman’s roof and hit her on the hip.
  • Sylacauga, AL US

Falling Star Statue

This elegant statue was built to commemorate the Hodges meteorite, an 8.5-pound chunk of space rock that fell through a woman’s roof and hit her on the hip.
Sylacauga, AL, US
Boll Weevil Statue
Visit the only monument in the world dedicated to an agricultural pest.
lincoln memorial, washington dc, tourists, blue skys
  • Main St.
  • Enterprise, AL 36330 US

Boll Weevil Statue

Visit the only monument in the world dedicated to an agricultural pest.
Main St. Enterprise, AL, US
Showmen’s Rest Statue
Tucked in the corner of the peaceful Woodlawn Cemetery is the burial site of scores of Hagenbeck Wallace Circus workers. These unfortunate souls were victims of a mysterious train wreck in 1918.
  • 7750 West Cermak Road
  • Forest Park, IL 60130 US

Showmen’s Rest Statue

Tucked in the corner of the peaceful Woodlawn Cemetery is the burial site of scores of Hagenbeck Wallace Circus workers. These unfortunate souls were victims of a mysterious train wreck in 1918.
7750 West Cermak Road Forest Park, IL, US
Riverside Cemetery
At Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, KY, is the modest tombstone of Edgar Cayce, a man whom many consider to be the most important American psychic of the 20th century.
  • Hopkinsville, KY US

Riverside Cemetery

At Riverside Cemetery in Hopkinsville, KY, is the modest tombstone of Edgar Cayce, a man whom many consider to be the most important American psychic of the 20th century.
Hopkinsville, KY, US
Mt. Rainier
In 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold is flying near Mt Rainier on a mission to find a missing transport airplane when he encounters something extraordinary. He sees what he describes as “flying saucers.”
163195420
Photo by Terry Bridges
  • Mount Rainier National Park
  • WA 98304 US

Mt. Rainier

In 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold is flying near Mt Rainier on a mission to find a missing transport airplane when he encounters something extraordinary. He sees what he describes as “flying saucers.”
Mount Rainier National Park , WA, US
Phone: +1 360-569-6575
Winchester Mystery House
The Winchester Mystery House is a sprawling mansion, constructed over the course of nearly 4 decades and containing over 160 rooms, thousands of windows and a host of architectural details that bewilder all who see it.
  • 525 South Winchester Boulevard
  • San Jose, CA 95128 US

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a sprawling mansion, constructed over the course of nearly 4 decades and containing over 160 rooms, thousands of windows and a host of architectural details that bewilder all who see it.
525 South Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA, US
Death Valley National Park
Deep inside Death Valley National Park lies a dried-out lakebed called the Racetrack Playa. Here, mysterious stones, some weighing up to 700 pounds, have been making a silent journey across the desert.
  • Death Valley, CA 92328 US

Death Valley National Park

Deep inside Death Valley National Park lies a dried-out lakebed called the Racetrack Playa. Here, mysterious stones, some weighing up to 700 pounds, have been making a silent journey across the desert.
Death Valley, CA, US
Phone: +1 760-786-3200
Hedy Lamarr’s Walk of Fame Star
The Walk of Fame is lined with names of some of the silver screen’s legendary stars. But while many are familiar with this particular actress’ captivating beauty, few know that she made a lasting contribution to science and technology.

Hedy Lamarr’s Walk of Fame Star

The Walk of Fame is lined with names of some of the silver screen’s legendary stars. But while many are familiar with this particular actress’ captivating beauty, few know that she made a lasting contribution to science and technology.
Hollywood Los Angeles, CA, US
Bosco the Dog Statue
The community of Sunol is home to a statue commemorating a dog that was entered into a local election. But it was this popular pup’s role in a major international incident that thrust him into the spotlight.
  • 11926 Main St
  • Sunol, CA US

Bosco the Dog Statue

The community of Sunol is home to a statue commemorating a dog that was entered into a local election. But it was this popular pup’s role in a major international incident that thrust him into the spotlight.
11926 Main St Sunol, CA, US
Stanford Mausoleum
The campus of Stanford University is home to a mausoleum that pays tribute to its founding family. One body held in this crypt is at the center of a tale of poison, murder and betrayal.
  • 450 Serra Mall
  • Stanford, CA 94305 US

Stanford Mausoleum

The campus of Stanford University is home to a mausoleum that pays tribute to its founding family. One body held in this crypt is at the center of a tale of poison, murder and betrayal.
450 Serra Mall Stanford, CA, US
Scotty's Castle
Scotty’s Castle is a palatial mansion located in California’s Death Valley National Park. This unlikely structure arose out of one of the most unusual friendships in the history of the Wild West.
  • 123 Scotty's Castle Rd.
  • Death Valley, CA 92328 US

Scotty's Castle

Scotty’s Castle is a palatial mansion located in California’s Death Valley National Park. This unlikely structure arose out of one of the most unusual friendships in the history of the Wild West.
123 Scotty's Castle Rd. Death Valley, CA, US
Phone: +1 760-786-2392
Joshua Tree Inn
A makeshift memorial at the Joshua Tree Inn reveals the strange circumstances surrounding musician Gram Parson’s untimely death and controversial burial.
163195420
  • 61259 Twentynine Palms Hwy
  • Joshua Tree, CA 92252 US

Joshua Tree Inn

A makeshift memorial at the Joshua Tree Inn reveals the strange circumstances surrounding musician Gram Parson’s untimely death and controversial burial.
61259 Twentynine Palms Hwy Joshua Tree, CA, US
Phone: +1 760-366-1188
Mauna Loa Volcano
The Mauna Loa Volcano is the largest on the planet, overlooking the small city of Hilo. One particular eruption, nearly 80 years ago, almost wiped the city off the map. But when the city was saved, did it anger a Hawaiian god?
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 1 Crater Rim Dr Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
  • HI US
Top Related Links

Mauna Loa Volcano

The Mauna Loa Volcano is the largest on the planet, overlooking the small city of Hilo. One particular eruption, nearly 80 years ago, almost wiped the city off the map. But when the city was saved, did it anger a Hawaiian god?
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 1 Crater Rim Dr Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI , HI, US
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
Along a scenic stretch of Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach is a giant wooden statue of Duke Kahanamoko, the father of modern surfing. When disaster struck, Duke’s aquatic skills were put to the ultimate test.
  • 2410 Kalakaua Avenue
  • Honolulu, HI 96815 US

Duke Kahanamoku Statue

Along a scenic stretch of Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach is a giant wooden statue of Duke Kahanamoko, the father of modern surfing. When disaster struck, Duke’s aquatic skills were put to the ultimate test.
2410 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, HI, US
Loretto Chapel
Who built the magnificent wooden, spiral staircase in Santa Fe’s Loretto Chapel? The carpenter may have taken the secret to the grave.
166086022
Photo by Bruce Yuanyue Bi
  • 207 Old Santa Fe Trail
  • Santa Fe, NM 87501 US

Loretto Chapel

Who built the magnificent wooden, spiral staircase in Santa Fe’s Loretto Chapel? The carpenter may have taken the secret to the grave.
207 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM, US
Phone: +1 505-982-0092
Sitgreaves National Forest
The Sitgreaves National Forest is home to more than 400 species of wildlife and 680 miles of rivers and streams. But this verdant oasis was once the site of a bizarre encounter -- was it the site of an alien abduction, as one man claims?
  • Heber-Overgaard, AZ 85928 US

Sitgreaves National Forest

The Sitgreaves National Forest is home to more than 400 species of wildlife and 680 miles of rivers and streams. But this verdant oasis was once the site of a bizarre encounter -- was it the site of an alien abduction, as one man claims?
Heber-Overgaard, AZ, US
Phone: +1 928-333-4301
James A. Garfield Monument
Looming over the manicured grounds of Lake View Cemetery is a castle-like structure topped with a cross. This magnificent building is the nation’s first true mausoleum, commemorating the 20th US President, James A. Garfield.
166086022
  • 12316 Euclid Avenue
  • Cleveland, OH 44106 US

James A. Garfield Monument

Looming over the manicured grounds of Lake View Cemetery is a castle-like structure topped with a cross. This magnificent building is the nation’s first true mausoleum, commemorating the 20th US President, James A. Garfield.
12316 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH, US
Statue of Rocky Balboa from Rocky Films
At the base of the stone staircase leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a statue of the fictional movie icon -- Rocky Balboa -- to commemorate the third film in the series, Rocky III. So who was the real Rocky who inspired the film?
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Philadelphia, PA 19130 US

Statue of Rocky Balboa from Rocky Films

At the base of the stone staircase leading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a statue of the fictional movie icon -- Rocky Balboa -- to commemorate the third film in the series, Rocky III. So who was the real Rocky who inspired the film?
Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA, US

View Full TV Schedule

On TV

Food Paradise

Pizza Paradise

1pm | 12c

Food Paradise

Steak Paradise

2pm | 1c

Food Paradise

Deep Fried Paradise

3pm | 2c

Man v. Food

Amarillo

6:30pm | 5:30c

BBQ Crawl

California Pig Candy and Chili Cheese Stuffed Doughnuts

11pm | 10c

BBQ Crawl

Surfer Dudes and Dirty Fries

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Finds Food

The Food Abides

1:30amam | 12:30amc

BBQ Crawl

California Pig Candy and Chili Cheese Stuffed Doughnuts

2am | 1c

BBQ Crawl

Surfer Dudes and Dirty Fries

2:30amam | 1:30amc