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Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Tiger Tops

Host to the World Elephant Polo Championships since 1982.
Orlando, Florida

Discovery Island

Disney's abandoned animal island is now an overgrown ruin that was almost the coolest attraction ever.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Cebu City, Philippines

Magellan's Cross

This holy site either displays a centuries-old cross or a complete fake.
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg Astronomical Clock

There has been an astronomical clock on this spot since the 14th century.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only a handful worldwide.
Chicago, Illinois

Pullman Historic District

First planned industrial community in the United States.
Chicago, Illinois

American Science & Surplus

A science teacher's dream.
Chicago, Illinois

Merz Apothecary

An antiquated German apothecary on Chicago's North Side, with a branch in the Palmer House Hotel downtown.
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery

An enormous park-like oasis, full of famous Chicagoans' graves.
Chicago, Illinois

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's "Hot Dog" Stand.
Chicago, Illinois

Puerto Rican Flag Sculptures

Huge abstract sculptures of the Puerto Rican Flag.
Chicago, Illinois

Chopin Theatre

Theater has had many different incarnations but has survived the ravages of time.
Hardo Rattan, India

Wagah Flag Ceremony

On the Pakistan-India border the militaries perform an elaborate theater of aggression each and every night.
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses.
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

An awe-inspiring mosque in Morocco with the tallest minaret in the world.
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
Gongju-si, South Korea

Magoksa Temple

Ancient temple is home to centuries of art and spiritual artifacts.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.