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Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Savannah, Georgia

The Bonaventure Jogger

An eerie smiling woman looms above the granite tombstones.
Savannah, Georgia

The Paris Market

This quirky curiosity shop takes its cues from the world's bazaars.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 40 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

The country music legend's grave is surrounded by Astroturf because fans kept plucking out the grass.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams' Death Car

Cadillac where country's first big star was found dead.
Montgomery, Alabama

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

The former home of the hard partying literary power couple is now one of the only museums devoted to their story.
Charleston, South Carolina

Unitarian Church Cemetery

Paths are maintained, but trees have taken over plots.
Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Macon, Georgia

Rose Hill Cemetery

At Macon’s oldest cemetery two members of Allman Brothers are buried side by side.
Atlanta, Georgia

Margaret Mitchell House

The small first-floor apartment where the author wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Gone with the Wind.”
London, England

Hyde Park Pet Cemetery

The final resting place to 300 Victorian-era pets hides inside the city park.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery.
Rosignano marittimo, Italy

Spiagge Bianche (White Beaches)

This deceiving white sand beach gets its brilliant hue from the chemical discharge of a nearby factory.
Livorno, Italy

Ex-Votos of Santuario di Montenero

This Tuscan church contains a gallery of over 700 ex-votos depicting near-death experiences.
Turin, Italy

Fetta di Polenta

When this funny little building went up in the 19th century, most people thought it would simply fall over.
Turin, Italy

Cesare Lombroso's Museum of Criminal Anthropology

The astonishing collection of an infamous criminologist.
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Rome, Italy

The Protestant Cemetery

The final resting place of the poets Shelley and Keats.
Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus.