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Santiago, Chile

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino (Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art)

This museum covers 10,000 years of Pre-Columbian Latin American history.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Geological Museum

Museum on earth sciences featuring a recreation of a famous curiosity cabinet.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
Yuma, Arizona

Yuma Territorial Prison

Walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary chambers of Arizona Territory’s first prison.
Winterhaven, California

Old Plank Road

The remnants of an early automobile route across shifting sand dunes can still be found in the deserts of Southern California.
Denver, Colorado

The Grave of Silas Soule

In a dry, neglected cemetery lies the unassuming grave of a soldier vilified in life but celebrated in death.
Socorro, New Mexico

Socorro Isopod

A warm desert spring holds one of the rarest species on earth.
Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Temple United Methodist Church

This church built atop a gas station promises to "equip you for the next stage in your life’s journey."
Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Monticello, Utah

Newspaper Rock

One of the world’s largest collections of petroglyphs records 2,000 years of human activity.
Far Hills, New Jersey

United States Golf Association Museum

Home of the golf club used by Alan Shepard on the moon, and more artifacts from the sport's history.
Vail, Arizona

Colossal Cave

Legend says train robbers stashed their gold within the depths of this unusual cave.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Space History

Home of the International Space Hall of Fame.
Alamogordo, New Mexico

PistachioLand: World's Largest Pistachio

This is one really big nut.
Tamarugal, Chile

The Nitrate Towns of Chile

Towns with a resource known as "white gold," valuable enough to fight a war over, now stand ghostly and empty.
Huara, Chile

Atacama Giant

One of the largest ancient geoglyphs in the world is a tall desert god used for predicting the weather.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
Iceland

Námafjall

In Northeastern Iceland lies something of an oxymoron: a steaming desert.
Hanksville, Utah

Mars Desert Research Station

A Mars simulation in the southern Utah desert.