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York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
Wahiawa, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

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

USS Constitution

Berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
Belize

The Crystal Maiden of the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Sparkling, calcite-covered skeletons of children who may have been sacrificed to appease an angry god.
Tikal, Guatemala

Spider Monkeys of Tikal

Monkeys inhabit the lush forest surrounding ancient Mayan ruins once considered sacred.
Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal Temple IV

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle stands an ancient pyramid that once marked the reign of a king.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

The Old Patent Model Museum

During the Industrial Revolution this “Temple of Invention” was full of intricate miniature machines and gadgets.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
Leipzig, Germany

Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)

This incredible stone temple is a monument to death, victory, and fantasy architecture.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Titanic Memorial Garden

The only monument to name all of the passengers and crew who died on the RMS Titanic.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Holyrood Abbey Ruins

Ruined 11th century abbey built by King David I in Edinburgh, Scotland.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.