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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Arch of Cabo San Lucas

A graceful natural rock formation stands astride the point where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean.
Tulum, Mexico

Pet Cemetery Cenote

An ancient system of freshwater caves filled with animal bones, including that of species long-extinct.
Cahuita, Costa Rica

Aviarios del Caribe: Sloth Sanctuary

Sloth rehabilitation center in the jungle of Costa Rica.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Owia Salt Pond

Natural Caribbean swimming pool ringed by bizarrely artistic lava rock formations.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Moonhole Homes

These eclectic homes nestled into the cliffs of a Caribbean island were built entirely from scavenged materials.
Tianjin, China

Tianjin Eye

This massive neon wheel is the only one of its kind to be built over a bridge.
Tianjin, China

Ceramic House

A clay house decorated with ceramic chips in Tianjin.
Beijing, China

Beijing Capital Museum

Home to over 200,000 artifacts, this museum attempts to guide visitors through the ancient history of Beijing and Imperial China.
Beijing, China

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Ming Dynasty necropolis raided during the Cultural Revolution.
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Tomnadashan Mine

Monty Python fans will recognize this abandoned mine as the Cave of the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?