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East Jerusalem, Israel

Christ Church in Jerusalem

Oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, designed to resemble a synagogue.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Munich, Germany

Jeweled skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

A curious replication of Stonehenge.
West Bend, Iowa

Father Paul Dobberstein's Grotto of the Redemption

A four story, football field-sized, nine-grotto creation made of shells, minerals, and rare stones.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
San Francisco, California

Leroy King Carousel

A still functioning vaudeville carousel that has operated for over a century boasts a colorful menagerie and past.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes.
Divide, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
Montague, Massachusetts

The Montague Book Mill

Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Boston, Massachusetts

Skinny House

Narrowest house in Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Chicago, Illinois

Pullman Historic District

First planned industrial community in the United States.
Chicago, Illinois

Merz Apothecary

An antiquated German apothecary on Chicago's North Side, with a branch in the Palmer House Hotel downtown.