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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Screaming Tunnel

Legend says that this short Canadian tunnel still holds the dying screams of a girl who burned alive.
Port Colborne, Ontario

The Mill on Lake Erie

The Incredible Shrinking Mill.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Clare, Ireland

Doolin Cave

This controversial Irish show cave is home to a massive formation known as the Great Stalactite.
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Old Country Market

This country market harbors goats on its roof.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Chicago, Illinois

The DNA Discovery Center

At Chicago's revered Field Museum, visitors are invited to learn about and literally explore DNA.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Çanakkale, Turkey

Troy

This famous city eluded concrete detection until the early 2000's.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
Kilkenny, Ireland

Tullaherin Folk Museum and Round Tower

A collection of housewares from recent Irish history adjoined by a tower from ancient Irish history.
Dublin, Ireland

Natural History building, National Museum of Ireland

Dublin's "Dead Zoo" serves as a window to Victorian museum design.
Dublin, Ireland

St. Michan's Mummies

An Irish church where you can shake hands with an 800 year old mummy.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Sudbury, Ontario

Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

A neutrino detector built into the largest man-made underground cavity in the world.
Temagami, Ontario

Temagami Fire Tower

Stunning views over Ontario's old-growth pine forests.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Merman

A mysterious taxidermy man-beast of the seven seas.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.