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Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
Pompeii, Italy

The Brothels of Pompeii

Erotic art covers the walls of the largest ancient pleasure palace.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France

Futuroscope

France's high-tech, future-themed amusement park.
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
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.
Fredericksburg, Texas

National Museum of the Pacific War

Modern technology and live displays tell the story of the Pacific during WWII for the Internet generation.
San Antonio, Texas

Rosita's Bridge

An ivy-covered arch bridge dedicated to Tejano music singer and legend Rosita Fernandez.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
Fort Worth, Texas

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

Museum filled with Broncos and Betties.
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.
Bainham, New Zealand

Salisbury Historic Swing-Bridge

New Zealand's most advertised nonexistent landmark
Auckland, New Zealand

Stony Batter Historic Reserve

Large World War II gun emplacements and tunnel systems remain hidden near a remote end of Waiheke Island.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds can make this one scary landing.
Puponga, New Zealand

Farewell Spit

This deadly little sliver of beach has seen hundreds of whales beach themselves over the years.
Echuca, Australia

Echuca Wharf

A timber wharf that contributed to Echuca becoming the largest inland port in 19th-century Australia.
Anmatjere, Australia

'Anmatjere Man'

Along the Stuart Highway, two giant sculptures tower over the roadway.
Murray Bridge, Australia

Murray Bridge Bunyip

An animatronic tribute to a legendary half-man, half-fish creature.
Beechworth, Australia

Chinese Burning Towers

Constructed in 1857, mourners used these towers to burn offerings of paper prayers and gifts for the afterlife.
Beechworth, Australia

Beechworth Asylum

This former psychiatric hospital was once one of the largest in Australia.
Glenrowan, Australia

Ned Kelly Animatronic Museum

A totally unique, animatronic depiction of the Australian gunslinger's last stand.
Beechworth, Australia

Woolshed Falls

This gold mine turned swimming hole is the perfect summer picnic spot immersed in nature and history.