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Mina Edison's Moonlight Garden. (Wikimedia Commons)
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
26.6347, -81.8806
Library and gardens at Peace Field
Quincy, Massachusetts

Adams National Historic Park

The homestead of American patriot John Adams.
42.2562, -71.0112
Boston, Massachusetts

Rainbow Swash

World's Largest Piece of Copyrighted Artwork.
42.3015, -71.0452
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son.
42.3784, -71.1165
The Sacred Cod
Boston, Massachusetts

The Sacred Cod

No one messes with the Massachusetts sacred cod, not this time...
42.3588, -71.0638
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
42.3455, -71.0868
Eartha
Yarmouth, Maine

Eartha

The world's largest rotating world.
43.8079, -70.1640
Earth and its moon.
Houlton, Maine

Maine Solar System Model

This massive solar system model is sprawled out across Maine's suburban wilderness.
46.1262, -67.8402
Fountains in front of the temple (Flickr/dregola)
Recife, Brazil

Francisco Brennand's Ceramic Workshop

The massive gardens and office of a Brazilian sculptor.
-8.0527, -34.9738
The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading

This stunning Brazilian library contains the largest collection of Portuguese texts outside of Portugal itself.
-22.9055, -43.1821
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Santos, Brazil

Brazil's Coffee Palace

Majestic building where Brazil's coffee brokers once bought and sold beans now houses a coffee museum.
-23.9327, -46.3283
Casa Grande Ruins
Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins

Some of the tallest ancient American ruins continue to inspire awe and curiosity.
32.9778, -111.5176
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
-13.2581, -72.2633
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
More girth than any tree in the world.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
17.0464, -96.6363
Crater Parking Lot, Mountain in the Distance 2007
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
The Walnut Canyon pueblos.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Walnut Canyon

Ancient pueblos built into the base of a natural canyon wall.
35.2078, -111.5172
The Fugitive Train Wreck
Sylva, North Carolina

The Fugitive Train Wreck

The remains of the iconic train crash from the movie The Fugitive can still be found rusting along the Great Smoky Railroad.
35.3704, -83.2633
Cloudy Forest View
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
35.7650, -82.2651
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.
41.2856, -70.0989
The Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street in Nantucket.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Maria Mitchell Association

Small island science organization offers public the chance to participate in research.
41.2800, -70.1050
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
41.7005, -71.1550
Seaman's Bethel
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Seamen's Bethel

Built to bless whalers before their voyages, this Massachusetts church now features a ship-shaped pulpit.
41.6352, -70.9235
The Big Well
Greensburg, Kansas

The Big Well

The United States' largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum.
37.6034, -99.2945