There are great places to see in every state. This is a list of those that many authorities count as the best ones.

Bucket List Attraction in each State.

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Red Brick Road near Auburn, Illinois


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Heck Thomas – Tough Law in Indian Territory

Heck Thomas

Born January 3, 1850, Henry Andrew (Heck) Thomas was one of the Wild West’s most effective lawmen, apprehending dozens of notorious outlaws including members of the Doolin, Dalton, and Sam Bass Gangs. Read more HERE.


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The Old West

The Old West


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Native American Dances

Buffalo Dance Group by Awa Tsireh

Dances have always been significant in the lives of Native Americans as both a common amusement and a solemn duty. Many dances played a vital role in religious rituals and other ceremonies; while others were held to guarantee the success of hunts, harvests, giving thanks, and other celebrations. Learn more HERE.

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Buckskin Joe, Colorado – Gone & Back and Gone Again


Buckskin Joe Street by Kathy Weiser-Alexander, 2006.

Buckskin Joe, Colorado, also called Laurette, is a deserted ghost town that once served as the county seat of Park County, then a reborn attraction, and finally dismantled and moved to a private ranch. Read about it HERE.


See More Lost Landmarks and Vanished Sites

When the beautiful Pennsylvania Station began to be demolished in 1963, it caused international outrage. Photo by Cervin Robinson, 1962.


The Lost Newton Gang Loot

The Newton Brothers, photo from The Digital Research Library of Illinois History Journal.

By 1914 Willis Newton was fed up with being a dirt-poor cotton farmer in Uvalde County, Texas. To this, however, the town folks of Uvalde would probably have scoffed, questioning whether the man had ever really worked. By this time, Newton had already gained a reputation as a thief from a young age. Evidently, the Newton brothers had started breaking into stores when they were still kids, and before long, if something went missing, anywhere within hundreds of miles of Uvalde, it was quickly presumed to have been the fault of the Newton boys.  Read about their exploits, lost loot, and see video of two of the brothers HERE.

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Legends of America is comprised of just the two of us — Dave & Kathy, who have a love of history, travel, and a desire to share it with the world! We have several others who have contributed along the way and always welcome more.

Though we are a small Mom & Pop “shop”, we have decades of customer service & business experience between the two of us — in both large and small organizations. With an entrepreneurial dream, we launched Legends of America in 2003.

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I don’t know how long I’ve been wandering the west with you but it has been a wonderful journey full of interests and education. May you have 17 more! (If you want to.). Stay safe, Happy Anniversary.

  2. Dear Tribal Elders & Sioux Family

    I have had a long shaman journey and it is now done. The red-tailed hawk guided me through a perilous journey of freedom.Please share these words as my gift to you.

    To Be An American Princess

    As I walked through the Trails of my own Tears
    and the ravaging of my own Children

    I found protection from black bears and gators
    I found peace on The Yearling Trail in the Ocala National Forest
    I am able to emerge as Princess White Owl
    To lead our Nation back to wholesomeness and goodness

    Leave our pain and suffering behind and acknowledge safety in Thunder Dome for some of my people
    That peace and love will fill the world up
    To shine a light as The Great White Buffalo
    watches over us ALL…………

    Princess White Owl granddaughter to Chief Sitting Bull a Great Sioux leader for all Native Americans

  3. Always an EXCELLENT read.
    MANY thanks for all the interesting articles you guys research and share with us.

    Best wishes ,
    Steve from Hampshire UK.

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