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The "Basket" Tree was woven together from six separate sycamore trees.
Gilroy, California

Gilroy Gardens

Home to the "Circus" trees created by Axel Erlandson.
37.0106, -121.6279
The takhi is the world's last truly wild horse.
Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park

The grassy landscape is home to the world's last truly wild horses.
47.7637, 105.8787
Great Polish Map of Scotland
Scottish Borders, Scotland

Great Polish Map of Scotland

This huge concrete map of Scotland was built as a thank you gift from a Polish soldier.
55.7128, -3.2169
One of the guest bedrooms.
Hawarden, Wales

Gladstone's Library

At the United Kingdom's only residential library you can sleep among the books.
53.1857, -3.0274
The gorgeous formations at Valley of Fire State Park.
Clark County, Nevada

Valley of Fire

The drama of nature in full effect in this Nevada State Park.
Sponsored by TravelNevada
Antler chandelier plus interior of restaurant
Elsie, Oregon

Camp 18 Restaurant

A logging-themed roadside restaurant surrounded by museum-quality machinery and artifacts from the industry's heyday.
45.8862, -123.6151
Vintage aircraft from the Erickson Collection
Madras, Oregon

Erickson Aircraft Collection

An old World War II hangar holds 20 vintage aircraft and the rare opportunity to take a ride in a 1940s warbird.
44.6705, -121.1494
FAST Fiberglass Mold Graveyard
Sparta, Wisconsin

FAST Fiberglass Mold Graveyard

The molds of fiberglass statues make for eerie statues themselves.
43.9691, -90.7823
Looking down an antler-infested corridor
Three Forks, Montana

Jim's Horn House

A collection of 16,000 antlers crammed beautifully into a small shed.
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Yakhchāl in Yazd, Iran
Meybod, Iran

Yakhchāls

Ancient structures used to make and preserve ice in the deserts of Persia.
32.2273, 54.0086
The Stones of Stenness
Orkney, Scotland

The Stones of Stenness

Possibly the oldest of Britain's ancient henges is also one of its most stark.
58.9940, -3.2078
Milton, Delaware

Dressed John Milton Statue

A statue of the English poet for whom this Delaware town is named is ritually dressed in seasonally appropriate clothing.
38.7759, -75.3120
Temple of All Religions
Kazan, Russia

Temple of All Religions

This Russian religious complex is a Frankenstein's chapel that includes influence from almost all the major faiths.
55.8006, 48.9750
Riding on horseback through wild apple groves outside Almaty.
Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Last Wild Apple Forests

Granny Smiths, Fujis, and Pink Ladies can all be traced back to Kazakhstan, where apples still grow wild.
43.0929, 77.0564
Dense greenery grows in the pocket park.
New York, New York

Septuagesimo Uno

The name of this tiny pocket park tucked between two buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side is Latin for its location: "seventy-one."
40.7786, -73.9843
A panel depicting the formation of the universe, the constellation Orion and Copernicus’ solar system model showing the sun as the center of the universe.
Orem, Utah

Roots of Knowledge Stained Glass

An absolutely beautiful 200-foot stained glass installation traces the evolution of knowledge.
40.2775, -111.7129
Digging for tailings
Winnemucca, Nevada

Royal Peacock Black Fire Opal Mine

Mine your own precious stones.
41.7862, -119.0998
Pecan Pie Vending Machine
Cedar Creek, Texas

Pecan Pie Vending Machine

A 24-hour vending machine restocked daily with homemade full-sized pecan pies.
30.1668, -97.5111
The Tina Turner Museum,
Brownsville, Tennessee

Tina Turner Museum

A restored one-room African American schoolhouse in the diva's hometown now preserves the legacy of its most famous student.
35.5406, -89.2461
Averøy, Norway

Atlantic Ocean Road

A serpentine highway twists and turns over the treacherous Norwegian Sea.
63.0201, 7.3585
The 300-year-old tree.
Arbutus, Maryland

The Arbutus Oak

The 320-year-old tree that greeted General Lafayette and rerouted an interstate highway.
39.2508, -76.6823
Italy

Cattedrale Vegetale (Tree Cathedral)

Natural cathedral designed by Italian artist Giuliano Mauri.
45.9106, 9.7889
From National Register of Historic Places application, photo 1973
Shrewsbury, Vermont

Stone Man of Bowman Family Crypt

Who is this marble man, perpetually creeping up the steps of his own mausoleum?
43.4857, -72.8797
Hall of Mosses Photos
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
47.8721, -123.9293