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Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recycled Roadrunner Statue

A 20-foot-tall roadrunner constructed of discarded items watches over the I-10.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Helsinki, Finland

Mattolaituri

This restaurant combines two Finnish traditions in one place: warm-weather relaxation and outdoor carpet-cleaning.
Turku, Finland

Turku Cathedral

A cathedral resurrected from the ashes of one of Europe's greatest urban fires.
Turku, Finland

Posankka

Pigduck of Turku.
Inari, Finland

Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church

This disused church, left to the elements of the Arctic Circle's forests is open for exploration.
Espoo, Finland

Lake Bodom

Finnish lake, and scene of an infamous murder mystery.
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi's Arctic Circle Border

If you visit Santa's village, you can get your passport stamped to show you crossed into the Arctic Circle.
Helsinki, Finland

‘Viisas Hiiri’ (‘Wise Mice’)

The tiny, studious rodents greet visitors to the National Archives of Finland.
Rovaniemi, Finland

Santa Claus' Main Post Office

Roughly 17 million letters to Santa have found their way to this Arctic Circle post office.
Helsinki, Finland

Pohjola Insurance Building

This insurance company building reminds customers that witches, bears, and gnomes are out there, best be insured.
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Observatory

Finland's oldest astronomical observatory once played a crucial role in seafaring and timekeeping.
Helsinki, Finland

'Oma maa mansikka'

This ten-ton fruit sculpture celebrates the Finland homeland.
Lahti, Finland

Lahti Ski Jump Tower

Every summer, an open-air swimming pool appears at the base of a Finnish city's beloved winter attraction.
Helsinki, Finland

Sompasauna

No matter how many times this community-run sauna gets destroyed, it always rises from the ashes.
Helsinki, Finland

Seurasaari Open Air Museum

A small island dotted with old, historic Finnish buildings.
Helsinki, Finland

Sibelius Monument

An abstract monument to a symphonic composer.
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
Clifton, Arizona

Clifton Cliff Jail

This Old West prison built into the side of a cliff was said to be inescapable.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Monticello, Utah

Newspaper Rock

One of the world’s largest collections of petroglyphs records 2,000 years of human activity.
Monticello, Utah

Home of Truth

This ghost town was once a cult-like religious utopian settlement.