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Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock Town Crier

A bygone village occupation lives on via this quaint public chalkboard.
Ludlow, Vermont

Okemo Fire Tower

A 60-foot-tall tower provides unparalleled views of the southern Green Mountains.
Fair Haven, Vermont

Vermont's Marble Mansions

Two distinctive homes on a New England village green look like a couple of frosted wedding cakes.
Shrewsbury, Vermont

Stone Man of Bowman Family Crypt

Who is this marble man, perpetually creeping up the steps of his own mausoleum?
Newbury, New Hampshire

Chicken Farmer Rock

A strange, heartwarming, decades-old declaration of love on a New Hampshire roadside.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
Montreal, Québec

Redpath Museum

One of Canada's oldest museums, the beautiful Redpath has been serving up Natural History and Ethnography since 1882.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Hellissandur, Iceland

Murals of Hellissandur

Dozens of large, brightly-colored paintings adorn the walls of the "street art capital of Iceland."
Palm Springs, California

Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium

Explore the wide world of desert plants at this unique Palm Springs botanical garden.
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
Joshua Tree, California

The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum

Explore 10 acres of environmental sculptures.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Shelburne, Vermont

Shelburne Museum

Dispersed across 45-acres, 39 structures house a massive collection celebrating American Folk Art.
Castleton, Vermont

Taconic Mountain Ramble Zen Gardens

This magnificent Japanese garden provides a moment of Zen in rural Vermont.
Shrewsbury, Vermont

Clarendon Gorge Bridge

A cable-suspension footbridge that hangs high above the Mill River.
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out you were wrong.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic collection of plants.