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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Corte Madera, California

Ring Mountain Petroglyphs

Across Ring Mountain is a vast collection of Native American petroglyphs unique to the region.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Tesla Monument

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikola Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it.
Lincoln, Ontario

Grande Hermine

The third version of this tall sailing ship sits, rusted and burnt, in Lake Ontario.
Rochester, New York

Warner Castle

This New York estate was designed to resemble a medieval Scottish castle.
Tokyo, Japan

Jisshi Park

This small park holds what remains of a former prison and execution ground.
Berkeley, California

Sather Tower

The century-old tower at UC Berkeley is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, home to 61 bells and some fossils.
Yosemite National Park, California

Indian Village of the Ahwahnee

A glimpse into the lives of the the Miwok and Paiute people in Yosemite National Park.
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.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Florence, Oregon

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

The park preserves a single, rare species of carnivorous plant that spells doom for unsuspecting insects.
Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in legends.
Toronto, Ontario

Graffiti Alley

A fantastic place to see murals, and an important location in the history of Toronto's legal street art scene.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
Toronto, Ontario

Ontario Place

An abandoned 1970s theme park that has been turned into a space for waterfront walking.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under one of Seattle's oldest bridges.
Jenner, California

Fort Ross

The southernmost outpost of the Russian Empire in colonial America.
Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Calistoga, California

Castello di Amorosa

California's own medieval Italian castle, authentic down to the 300-year-old iron maiden in the dungeon.