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Philippines

Vulcan Point

An island in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a volcano, in the middle of a bigger lake, in the middle of a bigger island, in an archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean.
14.0145, 121.0004
Hotel Paisano
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
30.3123, -104.0219
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
Ceiling
San Francisco, California

450 Sutter Street

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Financial District stands a unique homage to the Mayan and Beaux Arts.
37.7897, -122.4078
The San Francisco Cable Car Museum lives in a beautiful brick building on Masonic street.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
37.7945, -122.4114
Solitude Speedway closeup.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Solitude Speedway

An enormous image of Utah's salt flats made entirely from tape.
40.7669, -111.8952
B.C. era urn.
San Antonio, Texas

Roman Urn Collection at SAMA

Amazingly detailed marble cinerary urns that once held the cremains of Roman elite.
29.4376, -98.4821
Brattle Book Shop.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
42.3547, -71.0621
Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.
Beijing, China

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

The embalmed remains of the communist leader lie within a custom crystal coffin.
39.9025, 116.3978
Original city center marker.
San Antonio, Texas

San Fernando Cathedral City Centers

Conflicting markers on its floor tell a tale of two city centers in San Antonio.
29.4243, -98.4944
Virgin Mary Mosaic
San Antonio, Texas

Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic in the World

40-ft. tall votive candle is the largest of its kind.
29.4184, -98.5149
Musical Legends Park
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
29.9558, -90.0684
New Orleans, Louisiana

National World War II Museum

Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, this collection commemorates the battle of Normandy and WWII.
29.9430, -90.0704
The building stands almost exactly as it did 200 years ago, inside and out, with expansions for an upstairs cafe and restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
29.9554, -90.0684
A beautiful bridge.
San Antonio, Texas

Japanese Tea Garden

A gorgeous garden oasis with winding paths, stone bridges, and a troubling history.
29.4609, -98.4770
The original statue.
Seguin, Texas

World's Largest Pecan

The saga of the massive nut begins and ends in Texas.
29.6281, -97.9701
Nike with dogs relica.
San Antonio, Texas

Miraflores

An abandoned, decaying sculpture garden built by an eccentric physician in the 1920s now looks more like a forgotten cemetery.
29.4658, -98.4674
The Wrigley Memorial as seen from the gardens. (Photograph by Jeremias Paul)
Avalon, California

Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden

Chewing gum tycoon's memorial lies perched over wife's botanical gardens on Santa Catalina Island.
33.3263, -118.3402
Dino tracks.
Helotes, Texas

Dinosaur Tracks at Government Canyon

Over 100 million years ago, beach-bound dinosaurs left their permanent marks on San Antonio's landscape.
29.5824, -98.7656
Paul Broste Rock Museum
Parshall, North Dakota

Paul Broste Rock Museum

One North Dakota man's vast collection of rare rocks, polished orbs, and geological wonders.
47.9629, -102.1334
The two Frost Bank logos make up the eyes of the "Owl Building."
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
30.2664, -97.7428
"Earth as the Life-giver."
Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska State Capitol Mosaic Floor

An ornate Art Deco tile mosaic representing Nebraskan life, both modern and prehistoric.
40.8081, -96.6997
Big Boots.
San Antonio, Texas

Worlds Largest Cowboy Boots

These boots are made for selfies.
29.5180, -98.4975
The headwaters at Lake Itasca
Lake Itasca, Minnesota

Headwaters of the Mississippi River

At this Minnesota state park you can easily wade across the source of the mighty Mississippi.
47.2398, -95.2077