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San Simeon, California

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

This stretch of beach along California's central coast is a busy highway for the largest seal in the northern hemisphere.
Morristown, New Jersey

Morris Museum

A world-class collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.
Baker, Nevada

Lehman Caves

A gothic palace of endless stalagmites and pseudoscorpions, wait within one of the world's most beautiful caves.
Baker, Nevada

The Bristlecone Pines of the Great Basin

The longest living non-clonal organisms on Earth.
Martinez, California

John Muir's Giant Sequoia

A sparse, solitary sequoia still stands as a living tribute to the famous conservationist who planted it—but it's dying.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

Inch Abbey

A medieval abbey featured on 'Game of Thrones' that dates back to the 12th-century.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

Utah is home to the fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
Antwerp, Belgium

Hand of Druon Antigoon

The legendary giant's severed hand sits on Antwerp's popular shopping street.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Antwerp, Belgium

Kulminator

To enter this cluttered-yet-cozy sanctum of Belgian brews, ring the bell and tell the gatekeepers you've come “to taste beer.”
New York, New York

The Ziegfeld Head

The front yard of an Upper East Side town house hides the last fragment of one of New York's most famous theatres.
New York, New York

Albertine

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

Venetian Room

This lavish room at NYC's French Embassy is a rare relic from the end of the Gilded Age.
New York, New York

Ancient Egyptian Beef Shoulder

Even for Egyptian royalty, the afterlife was bring-your-own-beef.
New York, New York

Antioch Chalice

Once thought to be the fabled Holy Grail, it is now known to be an oil lamp.
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
Portland, Oregon

USS Blueback

The U.S. Navy's last diesel-electric submarine rests half-submerged in the middle of Portland.
Hillsborough, California

The Flintstone House

A burnt orange monolithic dome structure perched on a hillside near Interstate 280.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
Green River, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park

Bizarre lunar-like landscape with thousands of large stone "hoodoos."
Rancho Cordova, California

Back to the 80s Cafe

This diner's a kitschy dreamland for anyone whose heart is stuck in the 1980s.
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.