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Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
Houston, Texas

Destination Mound Town (Hermann Park Train Tunnel)

A little bit Wonkatania, a little bit pink elephant.
Houston, Texas

Twilight Epiphany Skyspace

Artist James Turrell's ode to dawn and dusk on the campus of Rice University.
Houston, Texas

Smither Park

A park filled with vibrant mosaics created by more than 300 folk artists.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Rosegate House

A typical "Old South" manor, once owned by author Anne Rice, served as the setting for several of her witchcraft sagas.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
Ouzoud, Morocco

Ouzoud Falls

One of the tallest waterfalls in Africa is also home to a population of monkeys who enjoy the waters and the occasional guest.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Green Valley, Arizona

Titan Missile Museum

America's only nuclear missile silo open to the public.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Fraggle Rock

The outcropping is graffitied with the name of the beloved musical Muppet television series.
Des Moines, New Mexico

Capulin Volcano

This volcano rises like a giant anthill from the plains below, with a road spiraling up to the rim.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

The second-largest cave chamber in the world was discovered in 1898 by a 16-year-old and a friend known as "Pothead."
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
Skagway, Alaska

Arctic Brotherhood Hall

The facade of this relic from the Klondike gold rush is decorated with over 8,800 pieces of driftwood.
Skagway, Alaska

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

A historic freight system that found the true gold rush is in tourism.
Ketchikan, Alaska

Totem Bight State Historical Park

This historic collection of Native Alaskan artifacts was resurrected through a partnership between the WPA and tribal artisans.
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
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.
Houston, Texas

Houston Maritime Museum

This seaworthy collection was sparked by one man's passion for sailing.
Houston, Texas

The Hobbit Café

A taste of Middle Earth, in the middle of the Bayou City.
Rockport, Texas

The Big Tree

The tree is thought to be the oldest oak in Texas and was once crowned state champion for its monumental size.