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Places visited in Des Plaines, Illinois
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Historic Pullman Center.
Chicago, Illinois

Pullman Historic District

First planned industrial community in the United States.
41.6926, -87.6094
McDonald's First Store Museum
Des Plaines, Illinois

McDonald's First Store Museum

Despite its name, this fast food museum is actually a replica of the ninth McDonald's store
42.0461, -87.8861
One of nine gardens
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only eight worldwide.
42.0744, -87.6842
Wooded Island in 1893
Chicago, Illinois

The World's Columbian Exhibition (aka World's Fair) of 1893

What's left of the ruins of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition, or World's Fair, also known as the White City
41.7799, -87.5806
U-505
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum
41.7906, -87.5831
Entrance to Bohemian National Cemetery. (Wikimedia Commons)
Chicago, Illinois

Bohemian National Cemetery

Cemetery featuring rare glass-fronted columbarium
41.9763, -87.7282
Chicago, Illinois

The Wieners Circle

A hot dog stand where the heads are just as hot as the dogs
41.9302, -87.6436
Chicago, Illinois

North Avenue Baths Facade

Former bath house turns gastropub
41.9104, -87.6790
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park

Once called the "Polish Gold Coast" it is an icon of the neighborhood that bears its same name
41.9080, -87.6767
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts
48.8566, 2.3522
Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage
41.4224, -72.4285
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock
48.1378, 11.5759
Bosco Verticale
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities
45.4838, 9.1929
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers
-13.1547, -72.5254
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors
-13.2581, -72.2633
Moray
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment
-13.3296, -72.1971
Salt Pans of Maras
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire
-13.3328, -72.1564
Sacsayhuamán
Cusco, Peru

Sacsayhuamán

The stones of this Incan wall complex fit together so well you couldn't fit a piece of paper between some of them
-13.5098, -71.9817
Looking back on the road into the Park
Huallin, Peru

Huascarán National Park

The highest tropical mountain range in the world is in Central Peru, home to a vast array of exotic and quirky plants and animals.
-9.2267, -77.4470
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets
43.0385, -87.8975
Section of the restored Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular
41.4851, -71.2976
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
29.9590, -90.0712
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building
29.9559, -90.0651
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin
30.3423, -98.1271