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Bete Giyorgis
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Giyorgis of Lalibela

An Ethiopian "Jerusalem" featuring a church hewn out of a single rock
12.0364, 39.0467
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

World's most bioluminescent bay
18.0979, -65.4413
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln
39.0042, -77.0392
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies"
59.9245, 10.7075
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse
39.7324, -105.0049
Forsand, Norway


This giant boulder is pinched over a 1000-meter abyss by two mountains
59.0363, 6.5921
Strand, Norway


This "preacher's pulpit" once used for pagan ritual, is home to a new, and dangerous ritual
58.9861, 6.1886
Odda, Norway


Walk 2,300 feet above the ground on the "Troll's Tongue"
60.1242, 6.7400
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Doc Holliday's Grave

Even in death, he's still your huckleberry.
39.5413, -107.3218
Outside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining"
40.3830, -105.5190
Petrified Wood
Holbrook, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park

Discover fossils that are over 200 million years old in northeastern Arizona
34.8158, -109.8649
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings
59.9043, 10.6860
The former columns of the U.S. Capitol date from 1829. (Leah Caldwell/Atlas Obscura)
Washington, District of Columbia

National Capitol Columns

Our country's Capitol's former columns still stand
38.9104, -76.9676
Wigwam Village #6 is one of seven original Wigwam Village Motels.
Holbrook, Arizona

The Wigwam Village #6

A motel dedicated to Southwestern nostalgia
34.9027, -110.1688
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger Cathedral

Norway's oldest cathedral still in use
58.9697, 5.7329
Aix-en-Provence, France

Phallic Balconies of Place d'Albertas

Balconies that have a most unusual accent
43.5274, 5.4474
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Even France's favorite aquatic son Jacques Cousteau, couldn't get to the bottom of it
43.9224, 5.1269
Mount Denali
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Mount Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America
63.7366, -148.8975