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Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

One of the tallest buildings in Iceland, and perhaps, the most visually impressive.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water, jackalopes, and a giant dinosaur.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Ecuador

Post Office Bay

Since the 1700s, this old barrel has acted as a post box that relies on the kindness of travelers.
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.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls Whirlpool Aero Car

Soaring over the Niagara Whirlpool since 1916.
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
Maras, Peru

Salt Pans of Maras

This Peruvian canyon is filled with geometric salt pools that have been being harvested since the Incan empire.
Kenya

Mara River Crossing

Life and death are on parade at the most reliably perilous site of “the Great Migration.”
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Camera Obscura at the Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera

The effect of this ancient form of image projection situated atop an 11th century Moorish palace is thrilling.
Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Tikal, Guatemala

Archaeologists' Abandoned Camp

The remnants of an archaeological camp stand within Tikal National Park.
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Shark Ray Alley

This portion of a lovely Belize beach is infested with (harmless) sharks and rays.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish conquistadors.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Carrabelle, Florida

World's Smallest Police Station

This phone booth-sized municipal building has been a piece of police property for more than half a century.
Jayuya, Puerto Rico

El Cemi Museum

This niche museum devoted to ancient religious artifacts is shaped like the very thing it displays.
Jayuya, Puerto Rico

Cerro de Punta

The highest peak in Puerto Rico is home to a rare fern that can only be found on six trees at its summit.
Tijuana, Mexico

El Foro Antiguo Palacio Jai Alai

Tijuana's legendary jai alai or "basque ball" palace is now a massive music venue.