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Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Humphreys Peak

The highest point in Arizona is an oddly snow-topped peak within the otherwise arid state.
Pine, Arizona

Tonto Natural Bridge

The largest natural travertine bridge in the world is nestled in a small canyon in central Arizona.
Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee Stairs

Stairs often replace streets on the steep slopes of this old mining town.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Wild West.
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts.
Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Tomb

When you visit his grave, be sure to rub the Great Emancipator's nose for good luck.
Arcola, Illinois

Rockome Gardens - An Amish Themepark

You were once able to challenge a chicken to tic-tac-toe at this park, which is now converted into the Aikman Wildlife Adventure.
Monticello, Illinois

Robert Allerton Park

The park that the Chicago Stockyards built.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Yas Island Hotel

The world’s largest LED display, built over an F1 race circuit.
Baghdad, Iraq

Victory Over America Palace

This former monument to an invented Iraqi victory was turned into a military camp during the subsequent invasion.
Xianyang, China

Chinese Pyramids of Xian

Enormous burial mounds of ancient emperors.
Beijing, China

Dragon Escalator

The world's longest outdoor escalator takes visitors to the top of China's largest dam and is also shaped like a dragon.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Kabul, Afghanistan

The Giant Blimp Hovering Over Kabul

Tethered to a NATO base in Kabul is an American blimp used to survey Afghanistan's largest city.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

This elaborate temple was built around one of the Buddha's teeth.
New Delhi, India

Safdarjung Airport

The former Willingdon Airport started operations in 1929, in India's capital, Delhi. Now, it's used for maintenance runs and helicopter rides.
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
Kediri, Indonesia

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.
Tambon Wat That, Thailand

Sala Keoku

Bizarre Hindu and Buddhist sculpture park.
Vientiane, Laos

Xieng Khuan (Buddha Park)

More than 200 statues filled with cryptic symbols give this park spot an aura of horror vacui fantasy.