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Wheaton Station Escalator
Silver Spring, Maryland

Wheaton Station Escalator

The longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere takes over three minutes to ride down.
39.0384, -77.0507
The bricked up sections are still clearly visible
Arlington, Virginia

Pentagon Taxi Tunnels Stubs

The Pentagon is so large that it was planned like a city, complete with internal highway infrastructure.
38.8690, -77.0559
Exterior of the tavern.
Alexandria, Virginia

Gadsby's Tavern

This colonial tavern played host to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other famous early Americans.
38.8055, -77.0435
The entrance to the Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, Virginia

Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center

At Washington's Dulles Airport is a satellite museum (no pun intended) with three quarters of a million square feet of aircraft history.
38.9115, -77.4442
Monument to the Angel of Marye's Heights
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Monument to the Angel of Marye's Heights

The Kirkland Monument remembers a selfless Civil War hero who braved the battlefield to give water to his dying enemies.
38.2965, -77.4683
Perimeter of the garden
Arlington, Virginia

The Graves of Robert E. Lee's Garden

Soldiers were buried next to Lee's house in the center of Arlington Cemetery to dissuade the general from reclaiming his property after the war.
38.8811, -77.0726
National Firearms Museum
Fairfax, Virginia

National Firearms Museum

Collecting 700 years of mechanical death-dealing, the NRA's sprawling gun museum is a revealing testament to the American obsession with armament.
38.8631, -77.3356
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Richmond, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe Museum

This museum devoted to the gothic author holds such interesting ephemera as his socks and walking stick.
37.5323, -77.4260
Stardust Motel sign.
Marfa, Texas

Stardust Motel Sign

This old abandoned sign flickers to announce a motel that isn't even there.
30.3053, -104.0444
Entrance to Lonely Dell.
Marble Canyon, Arizona

Lee's Ferry and Lonely Dell

This isolated outpost was once the only place to cross the Colorado River for hundreds of miles.
36.8690, -111.5952
A piece of the Berlin Wall was installed next to the museum.
Fulton, Missouri

National Churchill Museum

A gem in the small Missouri town where Winston Churchill coined the term "Iron Curtain" and effectively began the Cold War.
38.8500, -91.9545
Philbrook Museum of Art.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Philbrook Museum of Art

The collection is housed in an exquisite mansion that makes you feel like you've been transported to an Italian villa.
36.1242, -95.9701
The airport landing strip.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
-41.3276, 174.8076
The fig tree.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Moreton Bay Fig Tree

One of the largest trees of its kind in California.
32.7321, -117.1473
Woody Guthrie Center.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Woody Guthrie Center

A museum packed with instruments, lyrics, and other mementos of the American folk icon.
36.1586, -95.9922
Abundant Life Building.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Abundant Life Building

This abandoned, windowless concrete block is one of the strangest buildings in Tulsa.
36.1371, -95.9888
First Cemetery of Athens.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
37.9653, 23.7361
The Shambles.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
53.9591, -1.0800
Architectural details.
Buffalo, New York

Guaranty Building

A 19th-century architectural wonder designed by the "father of the skyscraper."
42.8829, -78.8768
The Durham Obelisk.
Durham, England

Durham Obelisk

An abandoned tower once used to study the cosmos hides within a thicket of greenery.
54.7808, -1.5865
The Peacock Room.
Washington, D.C.

Peacock Room

This stunning blue and gold room changed cities twice before becoming part of the Smithsonian.
38.8880, -77.0264
Pathfinder and MPTA-ET from the right near sunset.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
34.7108, -86.6528
Bathed in sunlight.
Highland, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
56.8763, -5.4319
MPTA-098 with Pathfinder and its previous companion MPTA-ET.
Huntsville, Alabama

MPTA-098

A propulsion engine testbed that paved the way for the Space Shuttle launch sits without recognition at this rocket center.
34.7102, -86.6520