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Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Anchorage, Alaska

Turnagain Arm Bore Tide

To the delight of Alaskan surfers, the Moon sends waves surging against the current.
Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services

This Alaskan library may be the only one in the country that allows you to check out pieces of taxidermy.
Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk

A high school astronomy enthusiast designed this model of our solar system to be traversed on foot.
Skagway, Alaska

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

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

Mendenhall Glacier

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

Worlds Largest Chocolate Waterfall

While not recognized by Guinness, this chocolate waterfall is likely to be the world's largest.
Carcross, Yukon Territory

Carcross Desert

This tiny square mile of Canadian sand was once considered the world's smallest desert.
Watson Lake, Yukon Territory

Watson Lake Sign Post Forest

Roadside collection of 65,000 signs.
Vegreville, Alberta

The Vegreville Pysanka

Possibly the world’s easiest Easter-egg hunt.
Kissimmee, Florida

Monument of States

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, rocks and fossils from every U.S. state were collected into a pyramid of national unity.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Ponce de León Hotel

A luxurious 1880s hotel with its fair share of Tiffany stained glass, Edison electricity, and of course, ghosts.
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

The feral felines of Roosevelt Island have a small army of allies and an abandoned hospital all to themselves.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
New York, New York

Model Ship Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum

Set sail on a small scale.
New York, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
Washington, D.C.

Renwick Gallery

The first purpose-built art gallery in the United States is once again open as a center of craft arts.
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.