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Bellingham, Washington

Fairhaven Historic Markers

Stones speckled along Harris Avenue reveal hidden nuggets of the past.
Charlevoix, Michigan

Former World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan

There's more contention than one might expect from cherry pie pans.
Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City State Hospital

Former self-sufficient mental institution now a planned community.
Harbor Springs, Michigan

Petoskey State Park

A popular place to pick up prehistoric coral fossils from the time when Michigan was an ocean.
Zihuatanejo, Mexico

The Parthenon of El Negro

A notoriously corrupt Chief of Police's deteriorating Greek-themed playhouse.
Boyne City, Michigan

Sunset Park Ice Pole

Every winter, water dripping from a pole creates an ever-changing ice sculpture.
Fenwick Island, Delaware

Discoversea Shipwreck Museum

A desiccated merman and a whale penis bone are among the oddities in this eclectic collection of shipwreck treasures.
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
Washington, D.C.

Navy Yard Railroad Gun

One of the largest artillery pieces in the world sits in a Washington D.C. parking lot.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
Cambridge, Maryland

FDR Smokestack Memorial

The elevator hidden in a smokestack on Roosevelt's yacht now serves as a monument to the former president.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Homewood Cemetery

A quiet, gothic haven nestled between Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze neighborhoods.
Seattle, Washington

Fort Lawton

This Puget Sound military post has a long, turbulent history as a gateway to the Pacific.
Seattle, Washington

Plymouth Pillars Park

The four tall pillars once marked the entrance of the historic Seattle church that fought for women's suffrage and civil rights.
Charlevoix, Michigan

Earl Young Gnome Houses

Unique Michigan homes look like something out of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."
Milan, Italy

Loggia dei Mercanti Whispering Gallery

The secret medieval communication system will whisk your words above the noise of the crowd.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Zurich, Switzerland

The Schwamendingen X

Dangerous site where the tracks of Zurich tramcars intersect.
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Walcott, Iowa

Iowa 80 Truck Stop

The world’s largest truck stop includes a barber shop, chiropractor, and a huge museum with antique trucks.
Niagara Falls, New York

Edward Dean Adams Power Plant

Genesis of modern hydroelectric power.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

This Niagara Falls tourist trap is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.