Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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A cluster of sinkholes along shore of the Dead Sea
Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea continues to deplete, massive sinkholes open along its banks
31.4512, 35.3836
Shrine of the Book
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream
31.7733, 35.2030
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
Ruins in the Upper City at Tel Hazor
Ayelet HaShahar, Israel

Tel Hazor

A Biblically notable site over the ruins of an ancient city that is now a protected World Heritage site
33.0185, 35.5701
In 1982, the theme was "Energy Turns the World"
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
35.9617, -83.9232
Climbing the Lookout Mountain Incline
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

This funicular railway rumbles along for a mile up the nearly vertical face of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.
35.0060, -85.3429
Titanic Museum Attraction at the 2012 anniversary celebration
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Titanic Museum Attraction

A recreation of the doomed ocean liner in the middle of the Smoky Mountains
35.8206, -83.5789
Florence Y'all Water Tower
Florence, Kentucky

Florence Y'all Water Tower

After a water tower painting was accused of being an ad, a simple fix was made that gave the city a motto
38.9977, -84.6479
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Flood Museum

Memorializing an American tragedy of massive proportions
40.3281, -78.9206
Kaufmann's Clock
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kaufmann's Clock

Meet your friends, marry your true love, or tell your enemies to kiss your butt under this historic Pittsburgh timepiece
40.4395, -79.9982
Horseshoe Curve
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Horseshoe Curve

This dramatic rail curve was once the target of a failed Nazi attack
40.4982, -78.4858
Leap-The-Dips
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Leap-The-Dips

Behold the rickety wooden glory of the world's oldest operating roller coaster
40.4709, -78.3962
Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries
40.4443, -79.9532
Fallingwater over the falls
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall
39.9060, -79.4663
Petersburg, Kentucky

The Creation Museum

Get ready for some dinosaur-sized lies about science.
39.0861, -84.7835
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown Inclined Plane

Steepest flood safety railway in the entire world
40.3254, -78.9289
View of Shanghai and the Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline
31.2420, 121.4950
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers
39.9225, 116.3968