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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop: The Observatory of Chichen Itza, one of the world's oldest observatories, takes astronomy back to basics.
Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Arlington Hotel

This historic hotel on Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park has a storied history of gangsters and baseball greats.
North Little Rock, Arkansas

The Old Mill

The Old Mill shown in the opening credits of “Gone With the Wind” is actually fairly new, and was never a mill at all.
Lynchburg, Tennessee

Jack Daniel's Distillery Tour

All you ever needed or wanted to know about America's favorite whiskey, but not a drop to drink.
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

This funicular railway rumbles along for a mile up the nearly vertical face of Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island Club

If all members were present at the table, a sixth of the world's wealth would be under the same roof.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Horton House

Georgia's first brewery is also one of its oldest surviving buildings.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Beach

Constant erosion has created a surreal landscape of bleached and preserved fallen trees.
Valencia, Spain

Cat House

This house's itty bitty size means no humans allowed.
Valencia, Spain

La Mascletá

A daily pyrotechnic celebration marks a beloved tradition during Valencia's festival season.
Valencia, Spain

El Carme Street Art

Vibrant street art created with mixed media.
Valencia, Spain

Holy Chalice of Valencia

Of the many chalices in the running for the Holy Grail, this one in Valencia Cathedral sure looks the part.
Valencia, Spain

Parque Gulliver

This massive fiberglass Gulliver turns every visitor into a Lilliputian.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
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.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

The Embassy of the Republic of Texas

An alleyway plaque is all that remains of the independent Texas' envoy that forgot to pay their rent for over a century.