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Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

A morbid gateway to an Alaskan town prides itself on the hunting history it represents.
Cantwell, Alaska

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.
Barrow, Alaska

Barrow Whale Bone Arch

The "Gateway to the Arctic" connects Barrow's indigenous population with the sea and its traditional industry: whaling.
Nome, Alaska

Ukivok

This ghostly Alaskan village still clings to a steep cliffside despite having been abandoned for over 50 years.
Diomede, Alaska

Little Diomede Island

Locals have subsisted on this tiny isolated island next to Russia for over 5,000 years.
Olkhonsky District, Russia

Baikal Seals

Some of the world's only freshwater seals live in one very special lake in Russia.
Irkutsk, Russia

The Irkutsk Babr

Thanks to a spelling mistake this bizarre beaver-tiger hybrid became the symbol of a Siberian town.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Zaisan Memorial

A huge communist-era propaganda monument and mural that offers stunning views of the Mongolian capital.
Mongolia

Khustain Nuruu National Park

The grassy landscape is home to the world's last truly wild horses.
Shammar, Mongolia

The Mother Tree

This spiritual landmark for practicers of Shamanism is drenched in milk and vodka and covered in blue scarves.
Sainshand, Mongolia

Danzanravjaa Museum

Hidden treasures belonging to Mongolia's most revered and multi-talented monk spent decades buried in the Gobi desert.
Urgun, Mongolia

Khamriin Khiid

Mongolian Buddhists believe this monastery in the Gobi desert to be the center of the world's spiritual energy.
Lake Itasca, Minnesota

Headwaters of the Mississippi River

At this Minnesota state park you can easily wade across the source of the mighty Mississippi.
Monticello, Minnesota

Swan Park

Thousands of majestic trumpeter swans fill this park, sounding distinctly like a certain brass instrument.
Darwin, Minnesota

World's Largest Ball of Twine Rolled by One Man

17,400 lbs., 12 feet in diameter, and 29 years in the making.
Menahga, Minnesota

St. Urho's Day

Home of St. Urho, the fictional patron saint of Finland.
Homer, Alaska

Salty Dawg Saloon

Buy your friend a drink or staple some cash to the wall for the next guy at the Salty Dawg Saloon.
King Salmon, Alaska

Hallo Bay Bear Camp

Don't be a grizzly man. Get personal with Alaska's wild bears from the safety of this conservationist camp.
Kodiak, Alaska

St. Herman's Reliquary

The remains of the first saint from Alaska in the Russian Orthodox Church.
Chicken, Alaska

Chicken of Chicken, Alaska

A giant poultry statue immortalizes one of Alaska's more humorous town names.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Poker Flat Research Range

Research missiles and rainbow auroras at the world's largest land-based rocket range.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.
Russia

Diomede Islands

Two islands just 4 km apart separated by an International Border and Date Line.
Alexandria, Minnesota

Big Ole

America's largest viking stands in a Minnesota city that believes it was visited by the ancient nords.