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Stekene, Belgium

Hotel Casanus

Somewhere there is a giant who can no longer poop, but now travelers can stay inside his anus.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Ragged Ass Road

This stretch of Canadian road was named after a nickname that stuck so hard the city had to keep it.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Studio Payne Art Gallery and Oddities Shop

Admire the art and then buy a raccoon skull cleaned by flesh-eating beetles.
St Paul, Minnesota

Western Sculpture Park

An underappreciated sculpture garden just a few blocks from the capitol building.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

'Miracle on Ice' Statue

This statue of Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks immortalizes one of the greatest moments in American sports history.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Vision of Peace (Indian God of Peace)

World's largest carved onyx figure stands as a tribute to enduring peace.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatan peninsula adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Temozón, Mexico

Cenote Hubiku

This popular cave pool is truly magical, despite the crowds.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman

Found down a long dirt road, a sacred Mexican cenote and 18th-century hacienda remain hidden.
Valladolid, Mexico

Cenote Zací

If you can look past the nearby sewer pipes, this urban sinkhole grotto is a mini-paradise.
Yalcobá, Mexico

Cenote Palomitas

Take a dip in this subterranean pool.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Polé (Xcaret Archaeological Site)

One of Mexico's least-visited archaeological sites is tucked away inside a theme park.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
Little River, California

Pygmy Forest Trail

A raised boardwalk winds through a thicket of stunted, century-old trees no more than nine feet tall.
North Las Vegas, Nevada

Kiel Ranch

An 1870s ranch for pioneers, rodeo stars, and divorcees was abandoned and left for dead, until the city reopened it for exploration.
Santa Margarita, California

Wallace Creek

The San Andreas Fault spectacularly offsets this creek.
Three Rivers, California

Glowing Millipedes of Sequoia National Park

These millipedes glow not out of attraction, but as a not-too-subtle warning.
Stockton, California

Pixie Woods

This hidden amusement park is a magical escape for kids and kids-at-heart.
Sonora, California

Legends Books, Antiques & Soda Fountain

A cozy bookstore is tucked within an old gold mine shaft beneath the cafe and ice cream shop.
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

Four hundred granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River town with a history of racial violence is now eerie and mostly abandoned.
Cairo, Illinois

Fort Defiance Park

The lowest point in the state of Illinois, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Paducah, Kentucky

Floodwall Murals

A collection of outdoor art by renowned muralist Robert Dafford depicts the history of a flooded city.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.