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Waimea, Hawaii

Russian Fort Elizabeth

Along the beautiful Kauai coastline lies the ruins of a surprising visitor to the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is, in fact, located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
New York, New York

The 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

Try not to get slimed in Tribeca.
San Francisco, California

Doggie Diner Head

This grinning pup statue is all that's left of what was once a ubiquitous Bay Area diner chain.
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Puna End of the Road

In 2018, Pohoiki Road was severed by lava flowing from the eruption of Kilauea.
Lares, Peru

Lares Hot Springs

Bathe in these natural hot springs located high in the Andes Mountains.
Prague, Czechia

Palladium Shopping Mall

Throughout this shopping mall are medieval ruins that were discovered during the mall's construction.
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Grave of Johnny Appleseed

This grave marks the final resting place of pioneer John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Amatller

This home designed for chocolate magnate Antoni Amatller is an exquisite treasure-box of Catalan Modernism.
Fremont, California

California School for the Blind

Sporting Brutalist architecture, this school is hidden amid a quiet suburban neighborhood.
Taupo, New Zealand

Taupo McDonald's Airplane

Eat your Big Mac in a DC-3.
Arequipa, Peru

Monasterio de Santa Catalina

This 16th-century monastery was founded to cloister the daughters of wealthy local families.
Davenport, California

Davenport Pier Beach

Here, visitors can swing with the waves of the Pacific Ocean.
Rome, Italy

Mausoleum of Augustus

This large, circular tomb is the final resting place of the first emperor of Rome.
Rome, Italy

Mercatus Traiani (Trajan's Market)

This ancient market is often referred to as the oldest shopping mall in the world.
Mexico City, Mexico

Memorial 68

A few steps from the site of the Tlatelolco massacre, this museum tells the story of Mexico's 1968 student protests.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Arch

A spectacular remnant of an Adler and Sullivan masterpiece that was destroyed in 1972.
Mexico City, Mexico

Vía Verde Vertical Gardens

The extremely grey columns of one of Mexico City's most iconic beltways are slowly gaining a bit of color.
San Francisco, California

1852 South Beach Shoreline

The original place where water met land in the City by the Bay is outlined in brass.
Santa Barbara, California

Moreton Bay Fig Tree

The beautiful behemoth is one of the largest trees of its kind in the United States.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
Stanford, California

Stanford Red Barn

The world’s first stop-motion film was created on the racetrack outside this building.