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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Cooperstown, New York

The Cardiff Giant

Gigantic ten-foot tall stone man.
42.7060, -74.9297
The Grand Court and Organ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.
39.9514, -75.1621
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
39.9673, -75.1737
Stick your feet in!
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

George Washington's Bathtub

Berkeley Hot Springs presents to you "the only outdoor monument to presidential bathing."
39.6256, -78.2269
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
39.8112, -77.2247
Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Jim Thorpe Monument

An Olympic hero controversially stripped of his medals is buried in a town he never visited, that took his name after his death.
40.8803, -75.7294
Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

Roadside America

An indoor miniature village and labor of love for Laurence Geiringer, a model railroad enthusiast.
40.5127, -76.1213
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Atlas Film Studios

World's largest film studio, where visitors tour the decaying sets that litter the harsh desert environment.
30.9199, -6.8935
Inside the Todra Gorge
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
31.5902, -5.5946
The Timbuktu Manuscripts showing both mathematics and astronomy.
Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu Manuscripts

Ancient Manuscripts showcase the civilization of West Africans during the Middle Ages.
16.7753, -3.0083
Potosi, Bolivia

Potosí Silver Mines

Mountain of unimaginable riches that bankrolled the Spanish Empire, complete with its own underworld god.
-19.5830, -65.7561
One of the famous reed islands on the world's highest navigable lake.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
-15.8188, -69.9716
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
-13.2581, -72.2633
Lima Cathedral
Lima, Peru

Pizarro's Tomb

Now containing the bones of the actual conquistador, instead of someone else.
-12.0931, -77.0464
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
-12.0454, -77.0270
Selçuk, Turkey

The Public Toilets of Ephesus

The ancient latrines of the Greeks, in all their public glory.
37.9517, 27.3747
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
51.2089, 3.2272
Jeanneke Pis forms a counterpoint in gender terms to Brussels' trademark statue, Manneken Pis.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
50.8486, 4.3541
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Marshall Brunnen.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Wishing Wells

Carved fountains poignantly placed in parks and in front of special monuments.
50.1115, 8.6805
Dusseldorf, Germany

The Gehry Buildings of Dusseldorf Harbor

Twisted buildings adorn the banks of the Rhine river.
51.2166, 6.7602
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
52.3665, 4.8950