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Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.
20.6802, -88.5707
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
Nairobi, Kenya

Carnivore Restaurant

Kenyan restaurant is a carnivore's paradise, serving exotic meats at its ultimate 'Beast of a Feast.'
-1.3227, 36.8042
The descent of the snake god
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
20.6816, -88.5677
More girth than any tree in the world.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
17.0464, -96.6363
La Iglesia de los Remedios at the pyramid's peak, with a backdrop of the Popocatepetl volcano.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
19.0582, -98.3020
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
19.4204, -99.1819
Brackettville, Texas

Alamo Village

Remembering the Alamo with a full-scale replica of the 1836 city.
29.4384, -100.3945
San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose

Three hundred years of preserved Spanish colonial history in San Antonio.
29.3614, -98.4783
The Oz Museum
Wamego, Kansas

Oz Museum

A wonderful collection of Oz culture in the heart of Kansas.
39.2026, -96.3051
San Juan Parangaricutiro, Mexico

Viejo San Juan Parangaricutiro

This church, buried halfway in lava rock, is all that remains of a Mexican village destroyed by a volcano.
19.5331, -102.2476