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Palm Beach, Florida

Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea

The oldest house of worship in Palm Beach has a wonderful tropical garden.
Paris, France

Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche

The narrowest street in Paris.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion

This Philly landmark has a giant butterfly pavilion, three floors of insect displays, and withstood a $40,000 heist.
New York, New York

African Elephants Diorama

This magnificent herd of stampeding elephants has been frozen in time for over a century.
New York, New York

Asiatic Leopard Diorama

One of the most dazzling dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History is also one of the oldest.
New York, New York

Scavenger Taxidermy Diorama

This morbid scene depicts the Darwinian drama of death on the African savannah.
Chile

Lagunas Escondidas de Baltinache (Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache)

You can swim in these highly salty, mesmerizingly blue lakes in the Atacama Desert.
Chile

Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA)

One of the world's most advanced radio observatories sprawls across the Atacama Desert.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Pukará de Quitor

The ruins of a pre-Columbian fortress city so secure it held off the Spanish conquistadors for over 20 years.
New York, New York

Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.
New York, New York

Libyan Desert Diorama

This poignant display is now a memorial to these regionally extinct species.
New York, New York

Okapi Taxidermy Diorama

This impressive scene portrays the elusive forest giraffe of Central Africa.
New York, New York

Shorakkopoch Rock

A large boulder marks the place where the island of Manhattan was purportedly sold to the Dutch.
Florence, Italy

La Berta

Legend says this mysterious stone head belongs to a woman who was petrified by an alchemist.
New York, New York

Komodo Dragon Diorama

Here be dragons.
New York, New York

American Museum of Natural History Mountain Gorilla Diorama

Creating this diorama spurred naturalist Carl Akeley to begin advocating to protect the apes.
Bronx, New York

Bronx Zoo 'Fountain of Youth'

Hidden inside one of the world's most well-visited zoos is a secret plaque promising eternal life.
Cusco, Peru

Plaza de Armas

Built on the remains of one the Incas’ most important gathering spots, this square keeps the spirit of a fallen empire alive.
San Francisco, California

California Historical Society Headquarters

A former hardware store near Yerba Buena is the official home of California's history.
San Francisco, California

Phelan Building

The second building of its name to occupy this location might be the finest flatiron building in San Francisco.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
Brooklyn, New York

The Carousel in Prospect Park

You can still ride this 100-year-old work of art in Brooklyn's largest public park.
New York, New York

Israel Miller's 'Show Folks Shoe Shop' Building

Amid the marketing blitz of modern Times Square is an elegant holdover from its showbiz glory days.
Cusco, Peru

Tambomachay

An Inca spa, military outpost or maybe… both?