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Littleton, New Hampshire

Pollyanna Statue

A town wears its heart on the sleeve of a smiling girl, arms flung wide open in a cheerful greeting for all who encounter her.
Newbury, New Hampshire

Chicken Farmer Rock

A strange, heartwarming, decades-old declaration of love on a New Hampshire roadside.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Hansen's Sno-Bliz Snoballs

The first patented shaved-ice machine heralded a snowy wonderland of iced treats at a favorite New Orleans summer shack.
Barbados

Harrison's Cave

This popular tourist cave was ignored for almost 200 years before being mined into an attraction.
George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town

The capital of the Cayman Islands is a center of offshore banking, but gets battered by blistering hurricanes.
West Bay, Cayman Islands

Hell, Grand Cayman

Send a postcard while vacationing with Satan.
Rock Stone Pond, Belize

Altun-Ha

An important Mayan religious and trading center dating back to 200 BC.
Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
Hardwick, New Jersey

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco

This Boy Scout retreat acted as Friday the 13th's original Camp Crystal Lake.
Dundee, Scotland

The Howff Cemetery

People leave coins atop an unusual grave marker in one of Scotland's oldest burial grounds.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six-ton wedding present for the King of the Scots.
Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel

Old-fashioned knowledge and modern engineering create the world's only rotating boatlift.
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Quiraing

Islanders once used this dramatic, otherworldly landscape to hide their cattle from Viking raiders.
Roslin, Scotland

Rosslyn Chapel

A church that bred legends, and served as an inspiration for the Da Vinci Code.
Stonehaven, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle

The ruins of this gorgeous clifftop castle look like something from a fantasy novel.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Montjuïc Cemetery

This cemetery features modernist statues as strange as its name.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Valencia, Spain

Torre Miramar (Miramar Tower)

This abandoned viewing platform has become a monument to unnecessary government spending.
Valencia, Spain

Central Market of Valencia

This amazing example of Valencian Art Nouveau looks more like a cathedral than a public market.
Valencia, Spain

Holy Chalice of Valencia

Of the many chalices in the running for the Holy Grail, this one in Valencia Cathedral sure looks the part.