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Los Angeles, California

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Shop selling 500 flavors of soda has something for everyone.
34.1186, -118.1935
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004
The hypocenter and surrounding devastation immediately after the detonation of the bomb
Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
34.3948, 132.4547
watch stopped at 8:15 by the blast
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
34.3920, 132.4519
Seoul, South Korea

War Memorial of Korea

Home to more than 13,000 pieces of war memorabilia and military equipment.
37.5295, 126.9647
The Demarcation Line marking the border between the two countries
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
37.9556, 126.6766
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paju, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
37.9164, 126.6987
(Flickr/meckert75)
Simpson Bay, Saint Martin

Maho Beach

Commercial airplanes land mere feet over the heads of sunbathing beachgoers on this tiny island.
18.0401, -63.1209
The placard at the site.
Riverside, California

The Parent Washington Navel Tree

This California tree is the single source of the state's entire orange industry.
33.9456, -117.4023
Riverside, California

Tio's Tacos

Mexican food and folk art.
33.9843, -117.3768
An original sign
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Wild West.
31.7199, -110.0702
Holland, Michigan

Tulip Time Festival

Largest tulip festival in America, includes fireworks, a parade, and a carnival.
42.7875, -86.1089
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
43.8368, -103.6244
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
35.0323, 135.7213
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
34.6890, 135.8398
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold around its ears from its ancient gilding.
35.3169, 139.5357
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
44.5904, -104.7147
<em>Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ginza-line/2766272121/sizes/l/">Ginza-line</a></em>
Ushiku, Japan

Ushiku Daibutsu: The Great Buddha of Ushiku

The third-tallest statue in the world depicts the "Buddha of Infinite Light," complete with observation deck in his chest.
35.9825, 140.2203
Meguro Parasitological Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Meet the world's longest tapeworm in a collection that really gets under your skin.
35.6319, 139.7068
Totoro stares out
Tokyo, Japan

Ghibli Museum

A magical place that lets you play in and explore the world of Studio Ghibli.
35.6962, 139.5704