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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
Slab City sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City California

During winter months, abandoned navy base becomes off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees
33.2589, -115.4664
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
The Hardy Tree
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy
51.5352, -0.1319
The nearby turf houses of Keldur.
Iceland

Keldur Hall

The oldest hall in Iceland was written of in the Sagas and features a centuries-old escape tunnel
63.8167, -20.0833
The iconic image of the Hindenburg in flames
New Jersey

Hindenburg Crash Site

The site of one of history's most indelible and horrific tragedies
40.0300, -74.3359
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love
33.2542, -115.4727
A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
55.9501, -3.1882
Niles, Illinois

Leaning Tower of Niles

Half-sized replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa built to honor Galileo
42.0125, -87.7841
South Salem, New York

Wolf Conservation Center

Protecting the future of some of the rarest and most misunderstood mammals of North America
41.2796, -73.5849
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York
40.7346, -73.9903
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest
47.6201, -122.3484
Strandagaldur - The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft
Hólmavík, Iceland

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

Staves, storm-calling, and of course, necropants.
65.7000, -21.7000
US Navy DC-3 Wreckage
Iceland

US Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s
63.4591, -19.3647
Kerid Crater Lake
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock
64.0413, -20.8851
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past
64.2581, -21.1250
Iceland

Midlina

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates
63.8683, -22.6754
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant
63.8801, -22.4494
Blood red "volcanic veins"
Iceland

Leiðarendi Lava Tube

A winding, blood-red tunnel of hardened lava navigable by foot.
64.0091, -21.7758
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Enormous one time fiber mill now houses local artists and small businesses
40.7387, -73.9556
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park
44.4609, -110.8281
The Olana mansion.
Hudson, New York

Olana

The Hudson River School comes alive at this palatial estate
42.2171, -73.8293