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New York, New York

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Starr Kempf's Kinetic Sculptures

The moving metal works of one troubled artist can still be viewed on his front lawn... for now.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The only arched bridge made of stone on the entire Mississippi River.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hidden Beach

Secret hideaway for an alternative beach experience.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Watson Lake, Yukon

Watson Lake Sign Post Forest

Roadside collection of 65,000 signs.
Eagle, Alaska

Poker Creek

The northernmost international land border crossing in the United States.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Lend-Lease Monument

This super-sized statue is the only public memorial to the deal that ended America's neutrality during World War II.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

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

Kuskulana River Bridge

At 238 feet above the bottom of a gorge this span is known as the biggest thrill on the road to McCarthy.
Chitina, Alaska

Kennicott Ghost Town

The ghostly remains of what was once the world's richest copper mine.
Anchorage, Alaska

Neighborhood Airplane Hangars

A suburban street in Anchorage doubles as a runway, and each home has its own airplane hangar.
Wasilla, Alaska

Togo the Wonder Dog

Siberian husky that delivered a life-saving antitoxin.
Barskoon, Kyrgyzstan

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

A boulder carved into the shape of the cosmonaut's head.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Zaisan Memorial

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

Centre of Shaman Eternal Heavenly Sophistication

A nondescript dirt lot hides an intriguing center of shamanic healing.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Beatles Monument

A beloved tribute to the Fab Four and the freedoms they inspired.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs

An exceptional assortment of fossils recovered from private collections.
Ulan-Ude, Russia

Ulan-Ude Ethnographic Museum

A uniquely authentic display of traditional Russian culture.
Ivolginskiy datsan, Russia

Ivolginsky Datsan

The mummified remains of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, Russia's most important Buddhist.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.