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Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
Reno, Nevada

Dymaxion Car at the National Automobile Museum

The only surviving prototype of Buckminster Fuller's revolutionary car.
Reno, Nevada

National Bowling Stadium

Bill Murray bowled three straight strikes here at Reno's "Taj Mahal of Tenpins."
Las Vegas, Nevada

Lonnie Hammargren's House

This former lieutenant governor's home is brimming with curiosities.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Frankie's Tiki Room

The best Tiki bar in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Neon Boneyard

The neon signs from Las Vegas' past find their final resting place at this unusual graveyard.
Beatty, Nevada

Tom Kelly's Bottle House

The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them.
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
Aso, Japan

Mount Aso Caldera

The largest volcanic caldera in Japan holds an entire city in its maw.
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold on its right cheek from ancient gilding.
Tokyo, Japan

Odaiba Statue of Liberty

This little replica of Lady Liberty provides a bit of NYC in a Japanese city.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
San Carlo, Italy

Colossus of San Carlo Borromeo

For hundreds of years, this huge figure has been blessing visitors before they explore his body.
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities.
Paris, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris.
Paris, France

The Last Original Standard Metre

An overlooked marble is the only surviving in-place 18th century example of the measurement that changed how we define distance.
Paris, France

Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France)

This massive library holds what was once largest book collection in the world.
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones.
Paris, France

Remnants of the Paris Guillotine

Indents in the pavement are all that remain from a grisly death machine in Paris.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.