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The Wedding Cake House.
Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
43.3814, -70.5172
Old Boston trolley car.
Kennebunkport, Maine

Seashore Trolley Museum

The world's oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles.
43.4070, -70.4896
Toronto, Ontario

Bata Shoe Museum

A collection of more than 12,000 shoes, displayed in a building shaped like a shoebox.
43.6674, -79.4000
The JELL-O museum features a stuffed local circus giraffe, as well as many spoons.
Le Roy, New York

The JELL-O Gallery Museum

The birthplace of America's favorite fruit-flavored mystery dessert.
42.9792, -77.9858
The Athabasca Glacier has been receding at a rate of about 16 feet per year.
Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
52.8737, -118.0814
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
51.1644, -115.5619
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
59.9245, 10.7075
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
59.9043, 10.6860
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
Ice cream cone from the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory.
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
40.7154, -73.9982
Montreal, Québec

Gibeau Orange Julep

The skyline of Montreal includes the silhouette of an unexpected fruit-shaped Canadian staple.
45.4957, -73.6568
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
The sign welcoming visitors to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
36.1357, -115.4279
Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh's got two!
40.4393, -80.0182
The Church Brew Works
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

A restored Pittsburgh house of God has been converted to a marvelous house of suds.
40.4622, -79.9644
Maria
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robot Hall of Fame

This permanent exhibition celebrates the finest of our heartless automatons both real and fictional.
40.4457, -80.0181
Bern, Switzerland

Bärengraben

The bear pit or Bern, empty for the first time in nearly 500 years.
46.9482, 7.4598
Einstein's living room.
Bern, Switzerland

Einsteinhaus

This simple apartment may have inspired some of the most important theories in the history of science.
46.9478, 7.4499
The child eater
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500 year old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
46.9485, 7.4475
Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Richmond, Virginia

Edgar Allan Poe Museum

This museum devoted to the gothic author holds such interesting ephemera as his socks and walking stick.
37.5323, -77.4260
Entrance on Union Ave, just around the corner from Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
35.1393, -90.0377
Another view of the exterior
Natchez, Mississippi

Longwood

A grandiose octagonal home crowned by a large and exotic dome stands out among the antebellum mansions.
31.5362, -91.3993
The Emerald Mound
Natchez, Mississippi

The Emerald Mound

The second-largest ceremonial mound in the United States is an artificial hill that is loosely shaped like a pentagram.
31.6360, -91.2471
Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
51.4280, -1.8538