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Mountain View, California

The World's Largest Wind Tunnel

Housed at NASA Ames Research Center, this wind tunnel is massive enough to test entire aircraft.
Mountain View, California

Computer History Museum

From the Difference Engine to the Cray-1, all under one roof.
Pacifica, California

Devil's Slide Bunker

The graffiti-covered remnants of a former triangulation station are balanced precariously on this California peak.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
Stanford, California

Stanford Red Barn

The world’s first stop-motion film was created on the racetrack outside this building.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town.
Santa Clara, California

Shrine of Our Lady of Peace

One of the largest Marian shrines on the West Coast stands rather unexpectedly in Silicon Valley.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Alameda, California

Alameda Point Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques by the Bay.
Woodside, California

Filoli

This old-world mansion with lush gardens is a gem in the heart of Silicon Valley.
San Jose, California

Communications Hill Grand Staircase

This 252 step staircase offers stunning views of San Jose.
San Jose, California

IBM Building 025

A lonely monument to the original Silicon Valley tech campus.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Boston, Massachusetts

Union Oyster House

This nearly 200-year-old restaurant's history includes an exiled French prince, JFK, and a very hungry Daniel Webster.
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

Millions of numbers carved in glass represent the tattoos forced upon victims.
Khwaeng Wat Arun, Thailand

Wat Arun

This dazzling Buddhist temple was constructed from over one million ceramic tiles salvaged from a British shipwreck.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore

Haw Par Villa

A Buddhist theme park brings you a Buddhist version of Hell.
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees.
North Pontianak, Indonesia

The Equator Monument

This monument marks where the exact middle of the world used to be.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Taman Sari Underground Mosque

Subterranean place of worship in Indonesia.
Magelang, Indonesia

Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhas in a re-discovered Indonesian temple.
Kediri, Indonesia

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.