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Newport, Rhode Island

Belcourt Castle

A 60-room castle constructed by a horse-racing heir.
St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos

The walls of America's oldest masonry fort famously "swallowed" cannonballs.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Roedde House Museum

This rare example of Vancouver's Victorian past was the home of one of the city's first bookbinders.
Conwy, Wales

Laburnum Arch

A breathtaking flower tunnel bursting with beautiful golden blossoms.
Llandudno, Wales

Great Orme Tramway

One of the few surviving street funiculars in the world.
Woodburn, Oregon

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

This little slice of the Netherlands in the Pacific Northwest blooms in a rainbow of color each spring.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Aspen, Colorado

Ashcroft Townsite

Silver in the hills led to the speedy creation of this boom town and a lack of it saw the town abandoned nearly as quickly.
New Castle, Colorado

Vulcan Mine

A coal fire has been burning underground here since 1896.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Playtower

A whimsical tower with a spiral staircase, inspired by the Space Age and the Möbius strip.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Philbrook Museum of Art

The collection is housed in an exquisite mansion that makes you feel like you've been transported to an Italian villa.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foucault Pendulum at the Franklin Institute

A daily replay of the experiment that proved the rotation of the Earth.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Doc Holliday's Grave

Even in death, he's still your huckleberry.
Eastport, Maine

Small Town X Fisherman Statue

Built for television, this statue now serves as an unlikely memorial to a fireman who died on 9/11.
Perry, Maine

The Oldest 45th Parallel Marker in the U.S.

A roadside park in eastern Maine first marked the halfway point between the equator and North Pole with a brass pin in 1896.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Old Slater Mill

The place where Samuel "Slater the Traitor" brought the Industrial Revolution to America.
Hutchinson, Kansas

Cosmosphere

The world’s largest combined collection of U.S. and Russian aircraft got its start in a poultry building.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

The fifth tallest statue in the United States is a shirtless monument to the oil worker.
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Bozeman, Montana

American Computer Museum

See the computer’s history revealed over the course of 20,000 years.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
North Bend, Washington

Twede's Cafe

Twin Peaks' real life Double R Diner has been restored to its damn fine television look.
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.