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Menlo Park, California

The Great Spirit Path

A trail weaves through the verses of a poem illustrated by stone sculptures inspired by Native American pictographs.
London, England

Vauxhall Bridge's Miniature St. Paul's Cathedral

A tiny replica of the iconic London landmark hides on the side of the steel structure.
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Weeksville Airship Hangar

During World War II, blimps were a key part of the United States' defense against German U-boats—this building could house a dozen of the armed airships.
Sponsored by Visit Elizabeth City
Mettlach, Germany

Höckerlinie Westwall

Now overgrown, these anti-tank barriers from World War II are sometimes called "dragon's teeth."
Omaha, Nebraska

Old Lincoln Highway in Omaha

A brick-paved former section of the historic coast-to-coast highway.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
Salinas, California

The Steinbeck House Restaurant

Eat a tasty meal in the house where John Steinbeck was born.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg Bächle

These paved rills bring freshwater into Altstadt and could spell wedding bells for whoever stumbles into the waters.
Leadville, Colorado

Temple Israel Museum

This fully restored synagogue explores the American Jewish experience along the old frontier.
Nathrop, Colorado

St. Elmo Ghost Town

This nearly abandoned town was once a thriving mining community until a series of fires.
Devon, England

Lynmouth Flood Memorial Hall

A massive flood devastated this seaside town, causing many to speculate about whether the government had figured out how to influence the weather.
Venice, Italy

Torre Massimiliana

This sturdy, circular stronghold served as one of the forts that protected the Venetian Lagoon.
Lahnstein, Germany

Burg Lahneck

Centuries of warfare, tragedy, executions, and poetry come together in this 13th-century fortress.
Orange, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Peace Statue

The official peace statue of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Orange, Massachusetts

Woman's Christian Temperance Union Fountain

A remnant of the 19th-century dream to discourage people from drinking booze by offering them water.
Berlin, Germany

Schöneberg Gasometer

The skeletal frame of a decommissioned gas-pumping station offers breathtaking views of greater Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Prussian National Monument for the Liberation Wars

A towering monument to war, located on a beautifully peaceful hill.
London, England

Yeoman Warders Club

There's an exclusive Beefeaters pub hidden in the Tower of London.
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Army Museum Support Center

The U.S. Army's giant warehouse of war art includes Hitler’s watercolors and Norman Rockwell oil paintings.
Flat Rock, North Carolina

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

The author's beautiful and historic home is also a fully functioning goat farm.
Isle of Islay, Scotland

Carraig Fhada Lighthouse

An unusually shaped lighthouse with origins rooted in heartbreak.
London, England

'Out of Order'

A domino effect created with Britain’s iconic telephone boxes.
London, England

The Coronation Stone

Seven English kings were crowned on this unassuming and largely ignored stone.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

A miniature of a lighthouse acts as a beacon for what transpires inside this location.