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London, England

London Transport Museum

Its collection includes a broad array of social, geographic, graphic design, and political history.
London, England

The Lewis Chessmen

These mysterious Viking chess pieces spent centuries hidden on a remote Scottish island.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
Cardiff, Wales

The Arab Room at Cardiff Castle

A harem-inspired Moorish fantasy design in a Victorian-era Welsh castle.
Juneau, Alaska

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Often mistaken for an office building, inside this venue is an amazing collection of native Alaskan art.
New York, New York

Streecha

A Ukrainian church canteen doles out hearty fare in an East Village basement.
Geneva, Switzerland

United Nations Ceiling

This colorful but controversial ceiling has been likened to a 21st-century Sistine Chapel.
Ptuj, Slovenia

Ptuj Castle's Collection of Traditional Carnival Masks

The costumes depict the Kurent, the star character of the annual Kurentovanje festival.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

America's smallest national park site is the former residence of exiled Polish national hero Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
Brooklyn, New York

Smith-9 Street Station

The highest rapid transit station in the world.
Brooklyn, New York

Brighton Bazaar

This neighborhood grocery houses a treasure trove of Eastern European delights.
New York, New York

U.N. Delegates Dining Room

You don't have to be an ambassador to dine like one.
New York, New York

Gulliver's Gate

A quick trip around the globe through an amazing miniature exhibit.
Paju, South Korea

Dora Observatory

The best place for scenic views of the DMZ and North Korea.
East Hampton, New York

Hayground Windmill

This 19th-century Hamptons windmill was once home to modernist painter Agnes Pelton.
Yerevan, Armenia

The Matenadaran

This medieval manuscript collection has some of the most obscure and ancient texts in the world.
Mexico City, Mexico

Casa de la Memoria Indómita (House of Indomitable Memory)

Its exhibits are dedicated to educating the public about state terrorism in Mexico.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Signal Hill

The first transatlantic wireless signal was received at this 17th-century fort.
New York, New York

Dvořák Room

A small piece of the composer's New York home lives on in the center of Czech culture in Manhattan.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Central Asian Plov Center

Giant cauldrons overflow with Uzbekistan's favorite rice dish at this cavernous dining hall.