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Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world
43.7146, -98.0254
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice
37.7596, -122.4217
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass
37.7596, -122.4214
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead
37.8021, -122.4039
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned urban park
40.7392, -74.0083
Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere
37.7726, -122.4603
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes
43.9933, -102.2418
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate
37.8339, -122.5329
Dutch (North) Windmill from the beach.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park
37.7705, -122.5094
Main entrance to the Exploratorium at Pier 15
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum
37.7985, -122.4172
San Francisco, California

Zeum Carousel

A still functioning vaudeville carousel that has operated for over a century boasts a colorful menagerie and past
37.7834, -122.4021
San Francisco, California

Battery Chamberlin

Guns that have been defending San Francisco since 1904
37.7940, -122.4827
Phantom Ship Rock
CRATER LAKE, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth
42.9331, -122.1956
Lyford's Tower with Angel Island in the background
Tiburon, California

Lyford's Tower

Once the gateway to the Utopian dream-village of a Civil War embalmer
37.8734, -122.4492
The wall of the Makhtesh.
Ramat Negev Regional Council, Israel

Makhtesh Ramon

A massive, heart-shaped, wind-carved crater in the middle of the Israeli desert
30.5953, 34.8368
Part of the view from the Lava House, with explorers.
Belvedere Tiburon, California

Lava House

Unfinished mansion allegedly cursed by volcano gods
37.8727, -122.4644
Inside the dome of St. Paul's
Greater London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome
51.5138, -0.1004
Sausalito, California

The Bay Model

A working model of the entire San Francisco Bay and much of the Sacramento River Delta, complete with regular tides that change every 14 minutes
37.8591, -122.4853
The Tanks of Flamenco Beach
Culebra, Puerto Rico

The Tanks of Flamenco Beach

Graffiti-covered siege engines still litter the tropical beach of a Puerto Rican island the US military used to use for target practice
18.3169, -65.2900