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Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.

Dr. Seuss House - Alaska Credit: @mearsinak You can easily see how this whimsical house outside of Talkeetna is known to everyone as the Dr. Seuss House. The owner originally planned to build a two-story cabin, but he decided to add another floor and didn’t stop. There are now somewhere between 14 and 17 floors. The best way to see it is by taking a ride on the Alaskan railroad.

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Missouri - Gateway Arch Credit: STLJB/ Shutterstock The tallest free-standing arch in the world deserve its recognition. The 630-foot monument turned national park was complete in 1965 as a monument to recognize the westward expansion of the United States. Set on the Mississippi River, it's an iconic part of St. Louis, and a tribute to the American spirit,

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New Mexico - Pueblo de Taos Credit: Anna Morgan/ Shutterstock Located on the Rio Pueblo, Pueblo de Taos is a living Native American community that was built in terraced tiers. It contains a multi-storied complex of adobe dwellings and ceremonial buildings. Before the first Spanish arrives in 1540, Pueblo de Taos was a center of trade. This cool traditional community was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.

The Coolest Building in Every State

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South Dakota - The World's Only Corn Palace Credit: Phil Lowe/ Shutterstock The World's Only Corn Palace or the Mitchell Corn Palace, is a quirky, but cool multi-purpose arena in Mitchell. It was built in the Moorish Revival style and is adorned with crop art made from corn and other grain that features constantly-evolving design. The Corn Palace hosts concerts, sports events, exhibits and other community events

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Wisconsin - First Unitarian Society Meeting House World-renowned designer Frank Lloyd Wright had a personal interest in designing this meeting house—he was a member of the church. Madison is home to one of the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in the world. Wright’s parents were its founders. The Meeting House was completed in 1951 and its design can be seen in many ways: as the bow of a ship, a plough slicing through the prairie or as hands folded in prayer.

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Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.

Borobudur was constructed between A.D 778 and 850 during the Shailendra Dynasty in Java, Indonesia. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, Borobudur is shaped like a stepped pyramid with nine levels.

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West Virginia – The Coal House, Williamson Credit: Badagnani/Wikimedia In Williamson, next to the Mingo County Courthouse, you will find a cool house made entirely out of coal. The coal was quarried as blocks and dressed as stone using 65 tons of coal from the nearby Winifrede Seam and was varnished to resist the weather. The Coal House is the home of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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North Dakota - Scandinavian Heritage Park a park that commemorates the heritage of Scandinavian countries whose ancestors helped settle the Dakota territories. The Heritage Park was established in 1988 and features remembrances and replicas from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. It is believed to be the only park in the world representing all five Nordic countries.

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Dr. Seuss House - Alaska Credit: @mearsinak You can easily see how this whimsical house outside of Talkeetna is known to everyone as the Dr. Seuss House. The owner originally planned to build a two-story cabin, but he decided to add another floor and didn’t stop. There are now somewhere between 14 and 17 floors. The best way to see it is by taking a ride on the Alaskan railroad.

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Iowa - Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa Credit: Eric Dean/ Wikimedia It is fitting that the coolest building in Iowa is the Visual Arts Building on the campus of the University of Iowa. Students and visiting artists exhibit their craft ranging from ancient metalsmithing techniques to leading-edge VR technologies. The original arts building was destroyed in a flood and was replaced by this amazing building in 2008.

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Mississippi – Longwood House Longwood, known as “Nutt’s Folley,” is the largest standing octagonal house in America. Construction of the home of cotton planter Dr. Haller Nutt began in the late 1850s, but work was halted in 1861 at the start of the American Civil War. Dr. Nutt died leaving the home incomplete. Longwood survived abandonment and neglect to became a six-story, 30,000 square foot Oriental Revival Style mansion with a domed cupola, 32 rooms, 26 fireplaces, 115 doors, and 96…

The Coolest Building in Every State

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Missouri - Gateway Arch Credit: STLJB/ Shutterstock The tallest free-standing arch in the world deserve its recognition. The 630-foot monument turned national park was complete in 1965 as a monument to recognize the westward expansion of the United States. Set on the Mississippi River, it's an iconic part of St. Louis, and a tribute to the American spirit,

The Coolest Building in Every State

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