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View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
37.7799, -122.5137
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet.
34.0257, -118.3953
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
Chapel interior.
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Dog Chapel

Small chapel celebrating the spiritual bond between dogs and humans.
44.4445, -71.9766
International Cryptozoology Museum
Portland, Maine

International Cryptozoology Museum

The world's only international cryptozoology museum is host to an unrivaled collection of cryptid specimens.
43.6517, -70.2909
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
64.2581, -21.1250
Þingvellir Church
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
64.2572, -21.1211
The Makgadikgadi Pan stretches off as far as the eye can see.
Tutume, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Spanning over 10,000 square miles, this ancient salt pan is one of the largest on the planet.
-20.5916, 24.6724
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Comic Strip Route
Brussels, Belgium

Comic Strip Route

This collection of over 50 murals celebrates Brussels' rich history as the self-proclaimed home of the "comic strip."
50.8485, 4.3417
Zinneke Pis
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues.
50.8488, 4.3456
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
Pink painted elephants adorn the front doors of the Délirium Café in honor of its namesake.
Brussels, Belgium

Délirium Café

Cozy basement bar sports an inventory of over 2,000 beers.
50.8484, 4.3539
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Thor's Well.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
44.2784, -124.1135
African Quadripoint
Chobe, Botswana

African Quadripoint

There is only one place in the world where the corners of four nations come together.
-17.7917, 25.2633
The 600-year-old milkwood tree.
Mossel Bay, South Africa

The Post Office Tree

South Africa's postal service began with a letter left in a boot beneath this tree.
-34.1803, 22.1422
The circular patterns also form in the light vegetation and plant life of the arid desert locales
Namibia

Fairy Circles of Southern Africa

Unexplained bald patches speckle the south African countryside, growing and receding over time as though they were somehow alive.
-25.0191, 16.0170
Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
-34.1965, 18.4500
The Three Dikgosi
Gaborone, Botswana

The Three Dikgosi

This trio of bronze giants celebrate the influential trip to Britain that led to Botswana's independence.
-24.6449, 25.9074
Magaliesburg, South Africa

Cradle of Humankind

Home to some of the oldest hominid fossils ever found.
-25.9833, 27.5500
Sterkfontein Caves
West Rand, South Africa

Sterkfontein Caves

Caves that can't seem to quit producing the remains of prehistoric humans.
-26.0167, 27.7336
Footprints
Kgatleng, Botswana

Matsieng Footprints

Local legend has it that the first humans were created in the pools here, leaving their footprints behind in the rock.
-24.3521, 26.0926
Eliot Memorial Bridge and Tower
Milton, Massachusetts

Great Blue Hill

The hill that gave the Massachusett tribe, and later the state, its name.
42.2120, -71.1156