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Denver, Colorado

Big Blue Bear

Overlooking the Colorado Convention Center is this giant sculpture made from thousands of triangles.
Sudbury, Massachusetts

Wayside Inn

The oldest continuously-operated inn in the United States, once owned by Henry Ford.
Juneau, Alaska

Brotherhood Bridge Fireweed Field

Every summer, the Mendenhall River greenbelt comes alive with an explosion of magenta flowers.
Madison, Wisconsin

'Crowning Woman'

Prolific outsider artist Sid Boyum's concrete sculptures add whimsy to Madison's Schenk-Atwood neighborhood.
Stahlstown, Pennsylvania

Laurel Hill Tunnel Racecar Testing

A piece of crumbling highway infrastructure was repurposed as a high-tech facility for testing racecars.
Iglesias, Italy

Villaggio Minerario Asproni

A former mining village that now operates as an open-air museum.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

'De Bospoldervos'

A massive stone fox oversees a Rotterdam elementary school crosswalk.
Lemon Cove, California

John Muir Statue

This massive statue of John Muir on the side of a California highway was carved from a redwood tree.
Shiroishi, Japan

Shinseki Shiroishi (God Stone of Shiroishi)

A town's namesake rock has served as a spiritual matchmaker for hundreds of years.
Tokyo, Japan

Ancient Orient Museum

A hole-in-the-wall antiquities museum in one of Tokyo's most popular megamalls.
Tokyo, Japan

Origin of Ginza Monument

This monument celebrates this shopping district's past history as a feudal silver mint.
Tokyo, Japan

Kototoi Bridge

Tragic reminders of the 1945 firebombing campaign over Tokyo still haunt this bridge.
Kyoto, Japan

Honke Owariya

One of Kyoto's oldest food establishments has supplied soba noodles to temple priests and the Imperial Palace.
Tokyo, Japan

Obake Kaidan

A flight of this "ghost staircase" has 40 steps on the way up, but only 39 steps on the way down.
Kyoto, Japan

Mimizuka

Burial mound for the ears and noses of thousands of mutilated Korean soldiers.
Tokyo, Japan

Harukor

Tokyo’s only Ainu restaurant serves Indigenous food from northern Japan.
Tottori-shi, Japan

The Sand Museum

Giant sand sculptures of famous people and places are on display near the Tottori sand dunes.
Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Grave of Marjorie Fleming

A tribute to a child prodigy who died way too young.
Esie, Nigeria

Esie Figurines

More than 1,000 stone figures were discovered in a small Nigerian town, where they had been sitting for centuries.
Bristol, England

The Guild of Ancient Merchant Taylors

An ornate doorway leads to the former site of one of the city's oldest society of merchants.
Dresden, Germany

Waldschlösschen Bridge

The bridge that cost Germany a World Heritage Site.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Prírodná Galéria Šrot Park (Scrap Park Nature Gallery)

Admire dozens of life-size animals made from old scrap metal, nuts, screws, and valves.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Higgins Armory Museum

Once a private collection, now the only museum of arms and armor in the Western Hemisphere - CLOSED.
West Boylston, Massachusetts

Old Stone Church

The only surviving building of historic West Boylston, which was flooded to create the Wachusett Reservoir.