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Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Note the size of the person below
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
37.6282, -79.5447
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
The Raven Room
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Raven Room

Edgar Allan Poe's old dorm is now a shrine to the author's legacy.
38.0348, -78.5020
Hollywood Cemetery overlooking the river
Richmond, Virginia

Hollywood Cemetery

The final resting place of two (or three) presidents, one vampire, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers.
37.5395, -77.4529
Jockey's Ridge
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
35.9624, -75.6339
Some of the 214 steps to the top
Corolla, North Carolina

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Beautiful Gothic-inspired lighthouse stands out among the run-of-the-mill striped fare on Bodies Island.
36.3763, -75.8306
International Small Craft Center at The Mariners' Museum and Park
Newport News, Virginia

The Mariner's Museum and Park

The maritime museum that boasts the largest nautical library in the western hemisphere.
37.0552, -76.4900
Grace Sherwood Statue
Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Witch of Pungo Statue

This statue is dedicated to Grace Sherwood, the last person in Virginia to be convicted of being a witch.
36.8680, -76.1310
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

Scenic mount trashmore, Virginia Beach's most curious waterfront still has a couple of secrets.
36.8303, -76.1270
"World's First Cone Machine" still in operation
Norfolk, Virginia

Doumar's Barbecue

Iconic, old-fashioned carhop restaurant that gave the world the waffle cone.
36.8662, -76.2848
Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial
Veyo, Utah

Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial

A stoic rock cairn is all that remains to remember one of the more brutal instances of frontier treachery in American history.
37.4755, -113.6436
Vast canyon and the Virgin River
Springdale, Utah

The Narrows

The hike through a narrow river flanked by the 2,000-foot-tall walls of Zion Canyon is one of the best in the world.
37.2867, -112.9477
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
37.5968, -112.2085
Foamhenge. (Stephanie RiCharde/Atlas Obscura)
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam.
38.8816, -77.4863
Taxila ruins
Wah, Pakistan

Ancient City of Taxila

A mere stone's throw from Islamabad exists a spectacular display of three millennia of humanity's progress.
33.7458, 72.7875
(WikiCommons)
Islamabad, Pakistan

Faisal Mosque

Space-age minarets towering over Islamabad.
33.7280, 73.0396
(Flickr/a1245)
Lahore, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque

17th century mosque used for war more than worship.
31.5881, 74.3101
Khewra, Pakistan

Khewra Salt Mines

The world's second largest salt mine, said to have been discovered by Alexander the Great's horse.
32.6479, 73.0084
Hiran Minar
Ranikay, Pakistan

Hiran Minar

A tower built by an emperor for an antelope.
31.7430, 73.9530
A stairway built for elephants at the Lahore Fort
Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore Fort Elephant Path

These stairs were built to accommodate royals mounted on elephants.
31.5866, 74.3123