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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.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
Centerport, New York

Vanderbilt Museum

An eccentric playboy's astounding natural history collection.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, World War II-era London rubble, and dead mobsters galore.
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
Oslo, Norway

Fram Museum

Housing the famous Norwegian ice-defying 19th century polar exploration ship.
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

It houses the remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
Montauk, New York

Camp Hero

A mysterious air force base built to resemble a Long Island fishing village.
Greenport, New York

Mitchell Park

A large camera obscura, constructed entirely from digitally fabricated components.
Stromboli, Italy

Stromboli Island

A volcanic old faithful, Stromboli has been erupting continuously for the last 2000 years.
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

A modern zoetrope on the New York City subway.