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Areedh Sub-District, Jordan

River Canyons of Jordan

Concentrated around the Dead Sea, these surprising canyons are filled with coursing water, fish, and even crabs.
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba Mosaic Map

The world's oldest map of the holy land gives us a fragmented glimpse of the layout of biblical nations.
Jerash, Jordan

The Ruins of Jerash

Gladiators battle and chariots race daily in the ruins of a once-great Roman city.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Beit Hanania, Israel

Hadrianic Aqueduct of Caesarea

Built by a king and rebuilt by an emperor, this aqueduct transported water for 1,200 years to this ancient Mediterranean hub.
Shibli, Israel

Mount Tabor

This dome-shaped mountain boasts amazing views and has a rich religious history.
Jerusalem, Israel

Montefiore Windmill

After over 100 years out of service this landmark windmill once again turns as a symbol of Jerusalem's self-sufficiency.
Tiberias, Israel

Zodiac Mosaic of Hammat Tiberias

The mosaic floor of a 4th-century synagogue features a pagan zodiac wheel alongside traditional images of a Torah ark and menorahs.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

The maze-like transportation hub contains abandoned areas, derelict stores, and even has its own resident bat colony.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
Haifa, Israel

The Carmelit

This subterranean funicular is one of the world's smallest subways.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream.
Tucson, Arizona

El Charro Cafe

One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in the United States air-dries its trademark beef in a dangling outdoor cage.
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson Mineral and Gem World

A natural history wunderkammer in the middle of the desert.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
Winslow, Arizona

Rock Art Ranch

A working cattle ranch with remarkably well-preserved prehistoric petroglyphs and ancient ruins.
Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
Oracle, Arizona

Biosphere 2

A reproduction of earth's many biomes.
Little America, Wyoming

Little America

Surrounded by a hundred mile radius of billboards, Little America is a roadside attraction whose primary appeal is hospitality.
Rawlins, Wyoming

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

This prison-turned-museum is a remnant of the Old West's grizzly, violent past.
Green River, Wyoming

Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport

This UFO landing strip was created by a charitable Wyoming city that was worried about residents of Jupiter.
Buford, Wyoming

Buford, Wyoming: Population 1

One of the smallest towns in the United States.
Kaycee, Wyoming

Hole-in-the Wall Outlaw Hideout

The remote outlaw hideout of Jesse James, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.