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Rome, Italy

Servian Wall at McDonald's

Inside this Mcdonald's you can dine on your Big Mac and fries next to a 2,500-year-old Roman wall.
Brooklyn, New York

Cacao Prieto

Come for the sustainable organic chocolate, stay for the sustainable organic booze.
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
London, England

The Monty Python Foot

The television series' iconic giant foot was borrowed from this classical painting.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
London, England

The Lewis Chessmen

These mysterious Viking chess pieces spent centuries hidden on a remote Scottish island.
Twentynine Palms, California

The Ruins of Ryan Ranch

The decaying adobe remains of an old homestead are just off the beaten path in Joshua Tree National Park.
New York, New York

Rivers Cosmogram

A memorial marks the library lobby where Langston Hughes' ashes are buried.
Karak, Jordan

Kerak Castle

Perched above the bustling town of Kerak is a sprawling, ruinous castle that has witnessed nearly a millennia of Levantine history.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
Siyazan, Azerbaijan

Candy Cane Mountains

Swirling layers of white and red rock earned these mountains their festive nickname.
Cherrapunjee, India

The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

Centuries-old bridges grown from tangled roots.
Barcelona, Spain

Hidden FC Barcelona Coat of Arms

Barça football fans might see the insignia hidden in a church window as a divine sign.
Washington, D.C.

Catacombs of Washington, D.C.

Franciscan monks created a facsimile of the Holy Land for North Americans who couldn’t afford the trip overseas.
Saint-Cloud, France

Le Grand K

The former global standard for the exact mass of one kilogram sits under lock and key outside Paris.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

REM Eiland

This pirate-broadcasting-tower-turned-restaurant played a rebellious role in the history of Dutch television.
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

It houses the remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
New York, New York

Bristol Basin

A small part of lower Manhattan is actually made from a bit of England.
Wallachia, Romania

Poenari Castle

The legendary cliffside castle of three-time Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad the Impaler.
Waterloo, England

Another Place

A hundred copies of Antony Gormley's naked body stare out across the water.
Goffstown, New Hampshire

Goffstown Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Row, row, row your pumpkin quickly down the stream.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Gavaragiriya, Sri Lanka

Fa-Hien Lena (Pahiyangala Cave)

The remains of a 37,000-year-old prehistoric society were discovered in this mammoth cave, one of the largest in Asia.