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Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.
Austin, Texas

Air Conditioned Village

This unassuming North Austin neighborhood was built to test the novel idea of home air conditioning.
Wichita, Kansas

Keeper of the Plains

The grandson of a Kiowa chief created what has become the iconic symbol of a city on the Plains.
Wichita, Kansas

The Wichita Troll

A mysterious and terrifying public art goblin seemingly meant to inspire local legend.
Kediri, Indonesia

Tanah Lot

Isolated atop this Balinese sea crag is a lovely Hindu temple that is said to be guarded by sea snakes.
Koror, Palau

Jellyfish Lake

An isolated dive site teeming with cnidarians.
Nichinan-shi, Japan

Sun Messe Nichinan

These seven moai figures are the world's only sanctioned replicas of the Easter Island originals.
Sasaguri, Japan

Nanzoin Temple

A serene mountaintop temple complex featuring one big, bronze Buddha.
Kitakyushu, Japan

Wisteria Tunnel

An exquisite tunnel of cascading flowers.
Mine, Japan

Akiyoshido Cave

Approximately 300 million years ago, a massive coral reef existed in what is now the largest limestone cave in Japan.
Iwakuni, Japan

Kintai Bridge

One of Japan's most famous sights, the bridge was originally built in 1673.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

Japanese national treasure originally built in 593 CE.
Bonaire, Netherlands

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

A sanctuary for sickly, stray, or wounded donkeys.
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
Key West, Florida

Truman's Little White House

A historic presidential getaway on the continental United States' southernmost island.
Key West, Florida

Key West Cemetery

The island residents are known for taking their quirky sense of humor with them to the grave.
Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola Graffiti Bridge

A local landmark with generations of spraypainted messages, and more being added each day.
Pensacola, Florida

O’Zone Pizza Pub

A former hospital is now home to a pizza parlor and maybe a few ghosts.
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
Buford, Wyoming

Tree in the Rock

Miraculous tree that seems to sprout out of solid rock.
Laramie, Wyoming

Lincoln Highway Monument

The high point on the 16th president's eponymous roadway is marked by a massive version of his head.
Lebanon, Kansas

Geographic Center of the Contiguous United States

Small plaque marks the spot, but the true center is located about half a mile away on a private pig farm.
Cawker City, Kansas

World's Largest Ball of Twine

It's big, it's a ball, and it's made of twine--the world's largest of its kind.