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Amarillo, Texas

Combine City

These half-buried combine harvesters just off Route 66 are an homage to the Cadillac Ranch.
35.0916, -101.7666
Standin' On the Corner Park
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town.
35.0235, -110.6977
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Fiddaun Castle
Galway, Ireland

Fiddaun Castle

A remarkably intact castle that once was the largest in Ireland.
53.0105, -8.8794
Jumbo Kingdom
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
22.2434, 114.1619
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
Musk Ox Farm
Palmer, Alaska

Musk Ox Farm

An Alaskan livestock farm devotes itself to harvesting wool from creatures that once ran with mammoths and sabertooth tigers.
61.6351, -149.1282
Mount Denali
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of US high points towers over every other peak in North America.
63.7366, -148.8975
Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
42.4405, -71.3345
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum
Oak Park, Illinois

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Museum

The famous author's birthplace is preserved in a town that he once described as narrow-minded.
41.8927, -87.7951
A stork walks in front of a cluster of flamingos at Pont de Gau Ornithological Park
Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

Thousands of flamingos and other bird species flourish in these Camargue wetlands.
43.4508, 4.4294
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
Mount Hood
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
45.5381, -121.5672
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
The crow's nest
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Crow's Nest at the Old Faithful Inn

An architect's childhood fantasy treehouse made real.
44.4597, -110.8303
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Anaconda Smoke Stack
Anaconda, Montana

Anaconda Smelter Stack

A smoke stack so large, the Washington Monument could fit inside!
46.1099, -112.9145
Ernest Hemingway's Grave
Sun Valley, Idaho

Ernest Hemingway's Grave

Despite his legacy of work in Spain, Cuba, and Florida, the larger-than-life writer's grave is a simple affair tucked in an Idaho cemetery.
43.6852, -114.3675
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
Echo Amphitheatre
Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

Echo Amphitheater

Natural sonic phenomenon comes with a grisly legend of murder and blood.
36.6163, -106.7235
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
Bellevue, Alberta

Frank Slide

A sleepy little town that had the greatest landslide in North American history fall on it.
49.5900, -114.3900
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
48.6950, -113.8169
Giant Red Wagon
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
47.6607, -117.4204