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Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Cemetery's Headstone-Eating Trees

The rogue roots are gradually consuming some of the historic marble grave markers.
Washington, D.C.

Georgetown Waterfront

The little-known, 300-year history of the area includes former lives as a bustling tobacco port, parking lot, and industrial dump.
Arlington, Virginia

Joseph Marthon Memorial Mainmast

The naval commander’s proudest moment in battle is memorialized in this unique tomb at Arlington Cemetery.
Washington, D.C.

The K-9 of the Korean War Veterans Memorial

Those with a sharp eye can find the hidden image of a German Shepherd on the memorial's Mural Wall.
Chicago, Illinois

U-505

The unluckiest U-boat in the entire German fleet is now on display in a Chicago museum.
Chicago, Illinois

Great Train Story Diorama

This $3 million model train takes you through Chicago, Seattle, and the thousands of miles in between.
Chicago, Illinois

Stained Glass at Navy Pier

A display of magnificent stained glass windows is the first exhibit of its kind.
Chicago, Illinois

World Artifacts on the Tribune Tower Walls

Fragments of architectural wonders from around the globe are embedded in the newspaper building's walls.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

U.S.S. Cairo

This iron and wood Civil War city-ship was the first vessel to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo.
Natchez, Mississippi

Longwood

A grandiose octagonal home crowned by a large and exotic dome stands out among the antebellum mansions.
Natchez, Mississippi

Mammy's Cupboard

This racially troublesome eatery thought a new coat of paint could erase its offensive connotations.
San Antonio, Texas

Rosita's Bridge

An ivy-covered arch bridge dedicated to Tejano music singer and legend Rosita Fernandez.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Folsom, California

Folsom Prison Museum

This museum looks at the history of one of America's most famous prisons and most beloved albums.
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Frame

The world's largest frame offers spectacular views of the city's past and present.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
New Ulm, Minnesota

Hermann Heights Monument

A winged-helmed, sword-brandishing tribute to German Americans.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.
Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Old Man of the Dalles

A stone face watches over the river.