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London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
Dublin, Ireland

Kingship and Sacrifice

This permanent collection of preserved bodies taken from Irish bogs is one of the leading authorities on such morbid mummies.
Dublin, Ireland

Statue of Oscar Wilde

The comedy and tragedy of Oscar Wilde is preserved in a Dublin park, captured in a sculpture of colorful stone.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
Grasmere, England

Dove Cottage

This charming English house was once the home of England's most famous poet.
Sloan, Nevada

Seven Magic Mountains

Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Flåm, Norway

Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway)

One of the most breathtaking railways in Europe also takes one of the steepest climbs, from fjord to mountain plateau.
Harlingen, Netherlands

Crane Hotel

Live out your childhood construction fantasies in this one-of-a-kind gyrating hotel.
Atlanta, Georgia

Oakland Cemetery

Civil War soldiers, captains of industry, and paupers all interred on historic grounds.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Storyville

Storyville was New Orleans' historic red light district and hotbed of jazz music, sometimes referred to simply as "The District."
Shropshire, England

Offa's Dyke

Britain’s longest ancient monument, this great 8th century earthwork was built to mark the boundary between what would become England and Wales.
Tintern, Wales

Tintern Abbey

This well-preserved Cistercian Abbey in a romantic pastoral setting has inspired artists like the poet Wordsworth.
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
Inyo County, California

Manzanar National Historic Site

The tragedy of the Japanese internment camps is remembered here by a stark "Soul Consoling Tower."
Inyo, California

Amargosa Opera House

Marta Becket's hand-painted theater in the desert.
Furnace Creek, California

Harmony Borax Works

This crumbling Death Valley mining complex was known for its use of giant, 20-mule team wagons.
San Francisco, California

McElroy Octagon House

One of few lasting examples of the brief octagon craze that developed into folly.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
San Francisco, California

Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum

Its buzzing collection honors vibrator history.