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Bristol, England

Clifton Rocks Railway

The abandoned funicular tunnel was a secret base for the BBC during World War II.
Weston-super-Mare, England

The Helicopter Museum

The world's largest museum devoted solely to the whirlybird comes complete with its own chopper graveyard.
Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral Clock

This astronomical clock is the second oldest in England.
Somerset, England

Vicars' Close

The oldest residential street in Europe also features an optical illusion.
Thurgoland, England

Thurgoland Tunnel

A repurposed railway tunnel with otherworldly acoustic characteristics.
Singapore

Changi Airport's Butterfly Garden

Watch butterflies take flight before you fly.
London, England

The Blind Beggar

This East End pub gained notoriety as the site where gangster Ronnie Kray publicly shot a rival.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bennets Bar

This historic pub has maintained much of its 1906 decor, including a small sequestered room for women, where orders were slipped through a tiny window.
Salzburg, Austria

The Catacombs of St. Peter's Abbey

These 12th-century catacombs carved into a mountainside were a place of mysticism and Christian hermitages.
San Francisco Mazapa, Mexico

La Gruta

Cool down and fill up after visiting Teotihuacán at this bar and restaurant in a deep, underground cave.
Irkutsk, Russia

The Irkutsk Babr

Thanks to a spelling mistake this bizarre beaver-tiger hybrid became the symbol of a Siberian town.
Brisbane, Australia

Seized Endangered Species Exhibit

An exhibit of endangered species confiscated from smugglers and passengers.
Hobart, Australia

Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

The world's only full-size replica of the research hut used by Douglas Mawson for his 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Ballandean, Australia

Ballandean Pyramid

A huge stone pyramid built for fun.
Landsborough, Australia

Dularcha Rail Tunnel

This abandoned railroad tunnel is now home to a micro-colony of bats and a ghost train.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Emerald, Australia

The Big Easel

An oversized Van Gogh reproduction is one of three massive sunflower paintings across the globe.
Beauty Point, Australia

Seahorse World

An active seahorse farm is currently saving Tasmania's handfish from extinction.
South Hobart, Australia

The Cascades Female Factory

The forgotten and tragic story of the thousands of female convicts forcibly transported to Tasmania is told inside the ruins of this notorious 19th-century workhouse.
Taranna, Australia

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

The world's first cageless zoo is working to save endangered Tasmanian devils.
Launceston, Australia

City Park Macaques

A small troop of Japanese macaques live peacefully in the heart of this Tasmanian city.
London, England

Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole

This unassuming alcove in London’s famous Tower Bridge once served to capture, store, and display dead bodies from the River Thames.
Launceston, Australia

The Old Umbrella Shop

A historical umbrella shop, whose owner started a craze for locally-made souvenirs.
Richmond, Australia

Richmond Bridge

It's beautiful, it's haunted and its claim to fame is that it's the oldest existing stone arch bridge in Australia.