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The Traveling Man
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
32.7858, -96.7885
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
Vista over Goðafoss
Iceland

Godafoss

This elegant arc of a waterfall marks a religious turning point.
65.6800, -17.5400
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
64.2581, -21.1250
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
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
51.5067, -0.0910
Keen's Steakhouse
New York, New York

Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
40.7507, -73.9867
Lightship Frying Pan at Pier 66 Maritime
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
40.7519, -74.0084
C. O. Bigelow Apothecary
New York, New York

C. O. Bigelow Apothecary

The oldest operating apothecary in the US has treated everyone from Thomas Edison to Mark Twain.
40.7339, -73.9992
Seaglass Carousel
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a new carousel, full of spinning, glowing fish.
40.7022, -74.0150
New York, New York

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past.
40.7357, -74.0062
New York, New York

Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination

A dilapidated dock tells the story of Titanic's missed arrival.
40.7414, -74.0099
Museum of Sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
40.7442, -73.9877
New York, New York

Lower East Side Toy Company (The Back Room)

Become a prohibition rebel.
40.7185, -73.9872
New York, New York

The High Line

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

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
40.7271, -73.9837
Moundsville, West Virginia

West Virginia State Penitentiary

Beyond your average beatings and shankings, this pen has a pretty bloody undercurrent running through its history.
39.9175, -80.7432
Fallingwater over the falls
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall.
39.9060, -79.4663
Green Man's Tunnel
South Park Township, Pennsylvania

Green Man's Tunnel

One man's real life disfigurement inspired a lasting local legend surrounding an eerie tunnel.
40.2783, -79.9774
Forbes Field Wall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Forbes Field Wall

A portion of the old Pirates stadium over which a defining home run once flew still stands even after the rest of the stadium was torn down.
40.4412, -79.9533
Randyland, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Randyland

Found art has transformed this Pittsburgh neighborhood into a psychedelic dream.
40.4579, -80.0098
Kaufmann's Clock
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kaufmann's Clock

Meet your friends, marry your true love, or tell your enemies to kiss your butt under this historic Pittsburgh timepiece.
40.4395, -79.9982