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Bayfield, Wisconsin

Copper Crow Distillery

Sip whey-based vodka at the first Native-owned distillery opened on a reservation in centuries.
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Metropolitan Building Staff Cafeteria

The tallest city hall in the world offers an excellent bento box.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
East Greenville, Pennsylvania

Rainbow Tomatoes Garden

This roadside stand packs 300-plus varieties of tomatoes, from "Maiden's Fire" to "Kaleidoscopic Jewel."
Rjukan, Norway

Giant Sun Mirrors of Rjukan

For six months of the year, three giant mirrors direct a pool of sunshine onto this otherwise occluded town.
Baia, Italy

The Sunken City of Baia

A submerged archeological park still holds the wonders of a Roman Sodom.
Biei-chō, Japan

Blue Pond

This mesmerizingly colorful pond looks like a scene straight out of a fairytale.
Laos

Kuang Si Waterfalls

This tiered waterfall is so pretty it may cause visitors to cry tears of their own.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Poezenboot (The Cat Boat)

A floating cat sanctuary on an Amsterdam canal.
Tianshui, China

Maijishan Grottoes

Rock-cut caves and 7,000 Buddhist sculptures carved into the nearly sheer face of a sandstone mountain.
Brooklyn, New York

Turk's Inn

A Wisconsin kitsch palace from the 1930s lives its second life in 21st-century Brooklyn.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Sanborn, New York

Native American Museum of Art

This diamond in the rough outside Niagara Falls preserves and celebrates Iroquois culture.
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Petrified Forest

The fossilized remains of ancient California redwoods.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies.
Nankoku, Japan

Yuzuan Restaurant

Come for the fish sundae, stay for the collection of Studio Ghibli cat buses.
Osoyoos, British Columbia

Nk'Mip Cellars

North America's first Indigenous-owned winery is located within Canada's only desert-like ecosystem.
Ávila, Spain

Medieval Walls of Ávila

These magnificent city walls rise from the barren sun-baked Spanish plains like something straight out of a fairytale.
Washington, D.C.

Sweet Home Cafe

This unique museum cafeteria showcases the history and regional diversity of African American cuisine.
Townsville, Australia

Museum of Underwater Art

A series of sculptures beneath the waves promote ocean conservation and support coral reefs.
Kragujevac, Serbia

Šumarice Memorial Park

Abstract monuments express sorrow and resilience at the site of a horrific massacre in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor

Just outside of Nairobi lies a large estate surrounded by endangered Rothschild giraffes, who have been fed from the window by Mick Jagger and Walter Cronkite.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Singing Oak

This New Orleans tree is filled with hidden chimes that produce a carefully tuned melody.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.