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Juneau, Alaska

Aquilean Whale Tail Sculptures

A whale of a public art display towers atop Juneau's cruise ship dock.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Ndola, Zambia

Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site

A memorial marks the spot where a plane crash killed several United Nations members on a peace mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Medora, North Dakota

Elkhorn Ranch

The ruins of Theodore Roosevelt's beloved ranch stand in a forgotten corner of a National Park named after the president.
El Jadida, Morocco

El Jadida Community Oven

Enjoy fresh-baked bread and fish from a repurposed Portuguese fortress.
Tonopah, Nevada

The Mizpah Hotel

In the middle of a remote desert town is a surprisingly opulent hotel said to be haunted by the many guests who met their untimely end there.
Eastland, Texas

Old Rip

Legend says the horned lizard spent 31 years sealed in a time capsule before he was discovered alive.
San Diego, California

Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

This futuristic bridge is one of the longest self-anchored pedestrian bridges in the world.
San Diego, California

USS Recruit

Not truly a ship nor a building, the Navy's first and last "landship" is now abandoned due to clerical issues.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Powell Memorial

A monument to the one-armed geologist who led the first documented expeditions through the Grand Canyon.
Niland, California

East Jesus

An off-grid art installation that encourages its visitors to imagine a world without waste.
Mexico City, Mexico

Disk of Death

This strange sculpture of a menacing skull surrounded by sun rays was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Bhutan

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

A stupa built to protect Bhutan from evil forces and help bring peace to the world.
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Senkwekwe Mountain Gorilla Center

The world's only facility where orphaned mountain gorillas are cared for.
Nairobi, Kenya

Bomas of Kenya

This tourist village in Nairobi celebrates the traditional lifestyles and customs of Kenyan tribes.
Atlanta, Georgia

The Elvis Shrine Vault

An old bank vault in Atlanta, is now the eternal shrine of Elvis Presley.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
Zossen, Germany

Winkel Towers of Zossen

Several of these strange cone-shaped bunkers can still be seen around the former Nazi headquarters.
Melbourne, Australia

Princess Theatre

One of the oldest theaters in Australia, it's also said to be haunted by a performer who died on stage.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Sacco & Vanzetti Funeral

This funeral home had the honor, if that is the correct word, of hosting the funeral of the famous Sacco and Vanzetti.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
Boston, Massachusetts

Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque

The site of one of the strangest disasters in history—a wave of deadly molasses traveling at 35 mph.
Wulumuqi Shi, China

Tarim Mummies

These excavated burials from the Tarim Basin are wrapped in mystery.
Adelaide, Australia

'A Day Out'

These bronze sculptures sow whimsy by hamming it up on a pedestrian mall.