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Dunwich, England

The Lost Town of Dunwich

A village on the east coast of England that has almost completely eroded into the North Sea.
Bury Saint Edmunds, England

The Nutshell Pub

The smallest pub in Britain was once a cabinet of curiosities and it still has the dead cat to prove it.
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this historic church for every service it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kyteler's Inn

The oldest inn in Kilkenny was established by the first convicted witch in Ireland.
Athlone, Ireland

Sean's Bar

The oldest pub in Ireland may also be the oldest surviving bar in the entire world.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
Newport Beach, California

California's Coconut Palm

One of the only known surviving Coconut Palm trees in the entire state of California.
Punta Arenas, Chile

Port Famine

The geographical center of Chile is a port so depressing that it has driven men to suicide.
Røst, Norway

Lofoten Temperature Anomalies

A surprisingly pleasant getaway in the Arctic Circle.
Hammerfest, Norway

Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society

This one-room museum is dedicated to Norwegian history and jokes.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
Idaho City, Idaho

Idaho City

A former gold rush boomtown has managed to stay in business for over 100 ramshackle years.
Boise, Idaho

The Basque Block

A small section of Boise, Idaho maintains the unique culture and traditions of the Basque people.
Boise, Idaho

Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Jail from the 19th century that was built by inmates.
Sun Valley, Idaho

Ernest Hemingway's Grave

Despite his legacy of work in Spain, Cuba, and Florida, the larger-than-life writer's grave is a simple affair tucked in an Idaho cemetery.
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
Arco, Idaho

Experimental Breeder Reactor-I

The world's first nuclear power plant is open to visitors looking to role-play a meltdown.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Valparaiso, Chile

Elevators of Valparaiso

What was once a unique system of urban elevators is turning into a mechanical ruin.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
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.