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Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
19.4204, -99.1819
Key West, Florida

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum

The museum chronicling a treasure hunter's dream, fulfilled.
24.5579, -81.8064
Fort Jefferson, moat and wall
Key West, Florida

Dry Tortugas

Remote Florida islands have a history of sea turtles, sunken treasures, and one of the world's largest coastal brick fortresses.
24.6286, -82.8733
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Trash accumulates on a Bahamas beach overlooking the Atlantic.
Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean

North Atlantic Garbage Patch

The lesser-known cousin of the Great Pacific trash island.
28.0000, -66.0000
The descent of the snake god
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
20.6816, -88.5677
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.
20.6802, -88.5707
A shift-image of McMurdo from afar, with Mt. Erebus looming in the background. (sandwichgirl/Flickr)
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

McMurdo Station

Antarctica's bustling metropolis, originally established by Richard E. Byrd.
-77.8444, 166.6636
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Chapel of the Snows

The place of worship erected not once, but three times in one of the most desolate places on Earth.
-77.8470, 166.6617
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Discovery Hut

Wooden hut from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
-77.8458, 166.6418
(Flickr/fidelramos)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
52.3669, 4.8904
Enchanted Rock
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
30.5066, -98.8189