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Boron, California

Borax Visitor Center

Everything you always wanted to know about borates is here.
Everett, Washington

Laura Palmer's House

This private home is famous for appearing in the cult-classic "Twin Peaks" series.
Detroit, Michigan

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

The birthplace of the Ford Model T is now a museum full of antique cars.
Seattle, Washington

Reciprocal Recording Studio

Providing the soundtrack to the golden years of the Seattle grunge scene.
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

Always a new use for this old building.
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

Earl's Court Police Box

The Metropolitan Police refurbished the blue box (perhaps not coincidentally) the same year "Doctor Who" returned to TV screens.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
London, England

London's Original and All-Inspiring Coffee House

The site of London's first coffee house has been serving refreshments of one kind or another for 360 years.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Seventy million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Center Point

A little marble compass above George Washington's (empty) tomb in the Capitol marks where D.C.'s four quadrants intersect.
London, England

The Real Greenwich Prime Meridian

Thanks to modern navigational tools we now know that the true prime meridian runs through a park next door.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
Springdale, Utah

The Narrows

The hike through a narrow river flanked by the 2,000-foot-tall walls of Zion Canyon is one of the best in the world.
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Inyo County, California

Harmony Borax Works

This crumbling Death Valley mining complex was known for its use of giant, 20-mule wagon teams.
Death Valley, California

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

Ten 25-foot high beehive-shaped kilns abandoned in Death Valley.