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London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Children's hospital in London that operates on royalties received from Peter Pan, which J.M. Barrie signed over in 1929.
Hyderabad, India

Visa Balaji Temple

A centuries-old shrine where Indians pray for U.S. visas.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Eve's Tomb

An archaeological site believed to be the burial place of the "mother of us all."
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

World's First Gold-Dispensing ATM

Feed it cash, get your very own gold bar.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands

This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
Columbia, South Carolina

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
Gaffney, South Carolina

Gaffney Peachoid

The record holder for the world’s largest peach.
Easley, South Carolina

Tiny Town of Easley

A rapidly disappearing authentic bit of the old south.
Walhalla, South Carolina

Stumphouse Tunnel

An unfinished rail tunnel that has since been used to house cheese and bats.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Poinsett Bridge

The oldest bridge in South Carolina may have been designed by the same man who created the Washington Monument.
Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard White Squirrels

This Transylvania County city is home to a rare white squirrel population that is descended from an escaped carnival animal.
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
Lake Lure, North Carolina

Lake Lure

Practice your Dirty Dancing lifts in the manmade lake where Johnny Castle himself did.
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother.
Syracuse, New York

Niagara Mohawk Building

This Art Deco fortress in upstate New York gives Manhattan's vaunted examples of the style a run for their money.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
New Ulm, Minnesota

Hermann Heights Monument

A winged-helmed, sword-brandishing tribute to German Americans.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A wild west cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Old West.