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Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
Rome, Italy

Quartiere Coppedè

Architectureal fantasy quarter of Rome.
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
Budapest, Hungary

Columbo Statue

Uh, pardon me, ma'am, but I couldn't help noticing that there's a Columbo statue in the middle of Budapest.
Seattle, Washington

Bettie Page House

What's that on the side of that building? Va Va Voom, it's Bettie!
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle.
Seattle, Washington

Kubota Garden

This semi-secret garden in south Seattle emulates a traditional Japanese garden using the plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under one of Seattle's oldest bridges.
College Station, Texas

Century Tree

Campus tradition says couples who walk beneath this enormous oak will stay together forever.
Saint Hedwig, Texas

Woman Hollering Creek

A tiny waterway named after a ghost story.
Galveston, Texas

Betty Head Oleander Garden Park

The deadly but beautiful ornamental oleander was planted all over the island of Galveston after the hurricane of 1900.
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
Fredericksburg, Texas

National Museum of the Pacific War

Modern technology and live displays tell the story of the Pacific during WWII for the Internet generation.
Galveston, Texas

S. S. Selma

A decaying concrete oil tanker served as a disposal location for bootleg hootch.
Sonora, Texas

Caverns of Sonora

A Texas cave network is home to some of the world's most spectacular-looking and bizarrely named mineral formations.
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
San Antonio, Texas

The Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle and Museum

A National Historic Landmark with a scenic clock tower and park filled with deer and peacocks, plus a military museum.
Austin, Texas

Big Bertha Drum

Controversially claiming the title of world's biggest bass drum, UT's Big Bertha was once made radioactive by the Manhattan Project.
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.