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Places visited in Murfreesboro, Arkansas
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Prospectors dig for diamonds
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.
34.0331, -93.6707
Texarkana, Texas

Ace of Clubs House

$10,000 won in a poker game in 1884 allowed James Draughon to build this intriguing home.
33.4235, -94.0442
Pedestrians inside the St. Pauli Elbtunnel
Hamburg, Germany

St. Pauli Elbtunnel

Hamburgers are intensely proud of their tunnel beneath the river.
53.5460, 9.9666
Little White House
Warm Springs, Georgia

Roosevelt’s Little White House

FDR hoped to find a cure for polio in this Georgia town's warm springs.
32.8817, -84.6858
Pemberton's grave in Columbus, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia

Coca Cola Inventor's Grave

Coca Cola may be "the real thing" but its inventor, buried at this Georgia gravesite, called it a "valuable brain tonic."
32.4776, -84.9833
Burren landscape
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
53.0078, -9.0021
The ruins are said by many to be the most beautiful in France
Jumièges, France

Ruins of the Jumiège Abbey

Sacked by Vikings, blessed by William the Conqueror, dealt a fatal blow during the French Revolution—these ruins have it all.
49.4319, 0.8191
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
Nibelungenhalle
Königswinter, Germany

Nibelungenhalle

This temple to the sturm and drang of Richard Wagner contains a dragon's cave and reptile zoo full of living "dragons."
50.6704, 7.2042
Cologne, Germany

Church of St. Ursula

A church filled with the bones of hundreds of virgins martyrs—or so they say.
50.9458, 6.9544
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Brighton, England

Madeira Lift

Decrepit Victorian public lift is a white-knuckle ride.
50.8173, -0.1225
Seven Sisters Cliffs
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
50.7519, 0.1715
Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
51.1288, 1.3234
Tintagel, England

Tintagel Castle

A fantastic castle rumored to be the birthplace of King Arthur.
50.6682, -4.7597
Eden glowing at night.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project: The World’s Largest Greenhouse

Over one million types of plants in southwest England.
50.3611, -4.7384
Cornwall, England

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman.
50.0417, -5.6516
Cornwall, England

St. Michael's Mount

A island reachable by a causeway at low tide is possibly one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified in text.
50.1168, -5.4776
Krämerbrücke
Erfurt, Germany

Krämerbrücke

This historic stone bridge has an entire neighborhood clinging to its sides.
50.9787, 11.0312
La Dune du Pyla
La Teste-de-Buch, France

La Dune du Pyla

Bordered by forest on three sides and the ocean on the other, the Great Dune of Pyla is the highest sand dune in Europe.
44.6188, -1.1579
Inside the tomb of Sultan Selim II
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
41.0086, 28.9802
Fantoft Stave Church
Bergen, Norway

Fantoft Stave Church

The burning of this 12th-century church kicked off a campaign of Norwegian Black Metal terror.
60.3393, 5.3532
Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Grand Ferris Wheel

Vienna's giant wonder wheel had a starring role in one of the greatest noir movies of all time.
48.2177, 16.3993
Holy City of the Wichitas
Cache, Oklahoma

Holy City of the Wichitas

This little slice of old Jerusalem in Oklahoma is the evolution of a 90 year old passion play.
34.6295, -98.6287