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Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Abandoned Dioramas of the Old Grand Rapids Public Museum

The museum moved on, but the diorama remain.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tanglefoot Building

Where most of the world's flypaper was made.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

White House Taping System

The origin of the Nixon tapes is rooted in technological incompetence as much as secrecy.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fish Ladder Park

An angular maze of concrete in Grand Rapids acts both as public art and as a staircase for fish traveling upstream.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Steelcase Pyramid

One lonely, modern pyramid has gone from corporate think tank to deserted boondoggle.
Costa Rica

Hacienda Santa Rosa

The only combat zone in Costa Rica used during the Battle of Santa Rosa.
Quito, Ecuador

Calle García Moreno

This historic street in Quito is known for its seven stone crosses—and one presidential assassination.
Quito, Ecuador

El Panecillo

A short volcanic hill in Quito doubles as a stellar observation point of an iconic statue.
Quito, Ecuador

La Plaza Grande

Quito's historic, main square dates back to the 16th century.
Quito, Ecuador

Virgen de El Panecillo

The world's tallest aluminum statue is also the world's tallest image of a winged Virgin Mary.
Kuching, Malaysia

Sarawak Museum

The oldest museum in Borneo is a cornucopia of rare taxidermy and human skulls.
Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching Cat Museum

Two thousand feline artifacts fill Malaysia's "Cat City."
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Malaysia's floating mosque.
Bordeaux, France

Miroir d'eau

The world's largest reflecting pool is just two centimeters deep.
Madrid, Spain

Real Jardin Botanico

Over two centuries old and counting, Madrid's massive botanical garden contains one of Europe's only desert environments.
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Camera Obscura at the Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera

The effect of this ancient form of image projection situated atop an 11th century Moorish palace is thrilling.
McKenzie Bridge, Oregon

Proxy Falls

This frequently-photographed waterfall takes only a short hike to visit.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Florence, Oregon

Exploding Whale Memorial Park

Fifty years after a “blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds,” this idyllic natural area commemorates the carnage.
Eugene, Oregon

Pre's Rock

A memorial for the mustachioed record-setting runner.
Eugene, Oregon

Epic Seconds

Journey through a bit of nostalgia inside this classic record and video store.