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Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial pathway is the oldest continuously used residential street in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
Washington, D.C.

Washington Stock Exchange Building

D.C. once had its own tiny rival to the New York Stock Exchange.
38.8986, -77.0336
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
40.5743, -73.9788
The Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum.
New York, New York

Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue

America's oldest Eastern European synagogue provided the immigrants of crowded Lower East Side tenements a space of sanctuary.
40.7147, -73.9935
The church of Angoville-au-Plain
Angoville-au-Plain, France

Angoville-au-Plain Church

Bloodstains can still be seen in this medieval church where two medics saved lives on D-Day.
49.3494, -1.2533
Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching Cat Museum

2,000 feline artifacts in Malaysia's "Cat City."
1.5310, 110.3442
The 272 steps to the main cave, guarded by Murugan
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
3.2419, 101.6868
The front entrance along Niagara Square
Buffalo, New York

Buffalo City Hall

The seat of Buffalo government is a gorgeous Art Deco palace.
42.8866, -78.8792
The Frenier Cemetery.
LaPlace, Louisiana

Frenier Cemetery

All that remains of this small town is its mass grave and the enduring legend of the voodoo priestess who predicted its demise.
30.0930, -90.4327
Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain.
Fremantle, Australia

Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain

A monument to a working class martyr.
-32.0539, 115.7478
Nullarbor Links
Border Village, Australia

Nullarbor Links

The holes in the world's longest golf course are in a series of different towns.
-31.6111, 129.7202
Big Golden Guitar in Tamworth, Australia.
Hillvue, Australia

Big Golden Guitar

Monument that stands 40 feet and weighs 1,000 pounds.
-31.1298, 150.9208
The Eagle's Nest
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.
47.6114, 13.0421
City's sign lists local sights but not the infamous camp. (spinkk/Atlas Obscura)
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
48.2594, 11.4343
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Comic Strip Route
Brussels, Belgium

Comic Strip Route

This collection of over 50 murals celebrates Brussels' rich history as the self-proclaimed home of the "comic strip."
50.8485, 4.3417
Montmartre cemetery
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
48.8859, 2.3319
Normandy American Cemetery
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
49.3592, -0.8532
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
37.7702, -122.4702
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
37.7670, -122.4667
Spreckels Temple of Music
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history.
37.7699, -122.4685
The mysterious Dentzel goat
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper.
37.7679, -122.4580
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
37.8076, -122.4262