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Stratton Spring
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Mineral Springs

There are eight natural springs around town, each with a slightly different taste.
38.8581, -104.9172
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
38.8784, -104.8698
Coin-operated rides
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

While most of the games in this arcade take quarters, that would have been a small fortune when they were made.
38.8589, -104.9180
Nederland Mining Museum.
Nederland, Colorado

Nederland Mining Museum

One of the few surviving Panama Canal steam shovels stands outside a tiny Colorado mining museum.
39.9623, -105.5108
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
33.3936, -104.5228
The Eagle's Nest
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.
47.6114, 13.0421
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
Dunnottar on the cliff looking out on the North Sea
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle

The ruins of this gorgeous clifftop castle look like something from a fantasy novel.
56.9457, -2.1962
Lionhead carved on a pendant in the Rosslyn Chapel
Roslin, Scotland

Rosslyn Chapel

A church that bred legends, and served as an inspiration for the Da Vinci Code.
55.8561, -3.1591
The Kelpies
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.
56.0191, -3.7553
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
50.7374, 0.2477
Seven Sisters Cliffs
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
50.7519, 0.1715
Bad Schussenried, Germany

Steinhausen

This Rococo church is known as the most beautiful village church in the world, and does not disappoint.
48.0286, 9.6943
Nördlingen, Germany

Nordlingen

A meteorite-bounded town in Bavaria.
48.8508, 10.4896
Hans Christian Anderson Museum
Solvang, California

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Honoring the famed folktale author, this California museum looks like it belongs in the Black Forest.
34.5958, -120.1388
Hollywood sign seen from Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Los Angeles, California

Toto Canine Movie Star Memorial Marker

Because there's no place like home.
34.0905, -118.3198
Upper canyon. (Wikimedia Commons)
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
36.8618, -111.3743
Morro Rock
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
35.3695, -120.8675
The old general store
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.
36.9037, -116.8282
The Throne of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Throne of Denmark

Opulence and fantasy collide in this royal chair which is supposedly made with unicorn horns.
55.6862, 12.5764
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
55.6813, 12.5756
The Glorious Diorama
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
36.0155, -114.7474
Giant seagull terrorizing miniature farm.
The Hague, Netherlands

Madurodam

A miniature city, once ruled by the Queen of the Netherlands.
52.0995, 4.2969