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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru.
Canton, Ohio

William McKinley Memorial

The 25th President's marble casket can be visited in this classical Ohio tomb.
Zoar, Ohio

Historic Zoar Village

Ohio's 19th-century communist micro-society.
Cleveland, Ohio

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

Cleveland's giant "free" stamp is a nod to the Civil War, but was misinterpreted for years.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Arcade

Funded by John D. Rockefeller, this is one of the earliest, and most beautiful, shopping arcades in America.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, flowers, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Canton, Ohio

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Mausoleums, astronomy, and animatronic dinosaurs at this memorial to an assassinated American president.
Akron, Ohio

Site of Sojourner Truth's 'Ain't I A Woman' Speech

But did the famous feminist and abolitionist ever really say those iconic four words?
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that inspired a Chippewa legend.
Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City State Hospital

Former self-sufficient mental institution now a planned community.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Incarnation

Built in 1512, the oldest cathedral in the Americas.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

El Meson de la Cava

Renowned restaurant tucked in a cave once occupied by buccaneers.
Quito, Ecuador

Intiñan Solar Museum

Home of the "true" equator.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted township located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Praying Hands

These massive mitts are made of 30 tons of devotional bronze.
Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history.