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London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
Glastonbury, England

'King Arthur's Tomb'

In the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey lies the alleged resting place of the legendary king.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Marostica, Italy

The Living Chess Game - Partita a Scacchi di Marostica

Machismo turned on its head: the lady's hand goes to the dude with the bigger brain.
Blanchard, North Dakota

KVLY-TV Mast

This sky-high radio mast is the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, and formerly the tallest in the world.
Moorhead, Minnesota

Hjemkomst Viking Ship

This replica of an 8th century burial ship actually sailed to Norway before returning home to Minnesota.
Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo Wood Chipper

"...I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper?"
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagon.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
Putney, Vermont

Santa's Land

A classic roadside attraction on Vermont's historic Route 5.
Sandusky, Ohio

Plum Brook Station (Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility)

This NASA test station is home to some of the world’s largest and most powerful space environment simulation facilities.
Meriden, Connecticut

Castle Craig

A lone tower rises above the cliffs in a city park, offering fantastic views of the Connecticut landscape.
Borgo Valsugana, Italy

Arte Sella

An open-air museum in a mountain valley features works designed to blend in with—and disintegrate back into—their natural surroundings.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
San Antonio, Texas

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

A 131-year-old wunderkammer of Texas history.
Rochester, New York

Garbage Plates at Nick Tahou Hots

Rochester's signature culinary delicacy.
Zurich, Switzerland

Haus Hiltl

Featuring a meatless buffet fit for kings, this family-owned Zurich eatery is considered the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the West.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
Jersey City, New Jersey

White Mana Diner

This unassuming retro burger joint was billed as “diner of the future” at the 1939 World's Fair.
San Diego, California

Fathom Bistro, Bait, and Tackle

Get fishing gear and craft beer at this restaurant on the pier.
New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
Essex, Connecticut

The Griswold Inn

British troops and Prohibition couldn’t stop this spot from becoming one of the United States' oldest continuously-run taverns.