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Barcelona, Spain

El Caganer

A fantastic Christmas tradition where defecation meets the manger.
Barcelona, Spain

The Giants of Santa Maria del Pi

The oldest giants in Catalonia are now displayed in a 14th-century Gothic church.
Monistrol de Montserrat, Spain

Santa Cova of Montserrat

Holy Grotto of Montserrat Monastery holds one of Europe's mysterious black Madonnas.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Barcelona, Spain

Tibidabo

Mountain where Jesus was first tempted by the Devil.
Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
Monticello, Utah

Home of Truth

This ghost town was once a cult-like religious utopian settlement.
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Lake Michigan Triangle

Paranormal activity on the great lakes.
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
Trinidad, Colorado

Ludlow Massacre Site

The scene of one of the darkest moments in American labor history has been left essentially untouched since the tragedy.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Villa Park, Illinois

Ebenezer Floppen Slopper's Wonderful Abandoned Water Slides

This overgrown Illinois water park offers a whole new type of adventure.
Kansas City, Missouri

Country Club Plaza

The first car-centric shopping plaza in the U.S. brought a little bit of Spain to downtown Kansas City.
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

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

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.
Boston, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Historic Stasiu's Urinals

A palatial art deco restroom.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Four Churches on One City Block

Sleepy Minneapolis block beats Guinness Record for most churches on one city block.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tucker's Treehouse

A treehouse assailed by the elements and the government, now gone.
Greensburg, Kansas

The Big Well

The United States's largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum.