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Captain Cook, Hawaii

The Painted Church

A priest with no formal artistic training used basic house paint to create gorgeous religious scenes inside this historic church.
Providence, Rhode Island

'Untitled (Lamp/Bear)'

This blue behemoth of a bear is a colorful homage to Brown University's mascot.
Providence, Rhode Island

Industrial National Bank Building

Rhode Island's tallest building bears a resemblance to the "Daily Planet" building and remains empty after over five years.
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
Skagway, Alaska

Red Onion Saloon

Originally a brothel during the Klondike Gold Rush, this bar once used dolls to denote when ladies were working.
Skagway, Alaska

Skagway Centennial Statue

A monument commemorating the role of Alaska's native Tlingit guides in the Klondike Gold Rush.
Skagway, Alaska

Arctic Brotherhood Hall

The facade of this relic from the Klondike gold rush is decorated with over 8,800 pieces of driftwood.
Skagway, Alaska

The Golden North Hotel

A classic gold rush hotel can be expected to pick up some ghosts along the way, and the Golden North is no exception.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Berlin Wall Urinal

A piece of the iconic wall found an unlikely new home in a Vegas bathroom.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Big Edge

A giant open-air sculpture made of over 200 full-sized boats.
Olympia, Washington

Procession of the Species

Celebrate Earth Day with a menagerie of vibrant, artistic animal costumes.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Center Armory

A community gathering place that once housed half-ton tanks and the World's Fair.
Ávila, Spain

Medieval Walls of Ávila

These magnificent city walls rise from the barren sun-baked Spanish plains like something straight out of a fairytale.
Toledo, Washington

Gospodor Monument Park

These memorials built by an eccentric bachelor on the side of Interstate 5 cause both wonder and traffic accidents.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for centuries.
Pompei, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Venice, Italy

Torcello Bell Tower

Stare out over the lagoon and beyond from this 10th-century campanile on the island where the city of Venice began.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Skamania, Washington

The Ape Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in the continental U.S. offers 2.5 miles of dark explorations for the adventurous.
Woodburn, Oregon

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

This little slice of the Netherlands in the Pacific Northwest blooms in a rainbow of color each spring.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.