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Kane, Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This rugged area of red rocks and arches is often considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
37.4000, -111.6833
Looking down the Burr Trail Switchbacks
Garfield County, Utah

Burr Trail Switchbacks

Once a menacing challenge for trailblazers, this trail is now the most scenic drive in Utah.
37.8489, -111.0265
Navajo Loop
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
37.5968, -112.2085
The exterior holds no hint to the treasure trove within
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

Incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
36.1013, -115.1305
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
Street view of Casa Batlló
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
41.3917, 2.1650
Shunga - Edo Era - Artist Unknown
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Erotic Museum

An unusual stroll through gentlemen's erotica demonstrates that pornography is timeless.
41.3823, 2.1726
The colour coded directions are integrated into the signs.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
43.6487, -79.3781
Espionage Tools
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
38.8969, -77.0235
Zero Milestone
Washington, D.C.

Zero Milestone

A monument in Washington D.C. marks the spot from which all other roads were supposed to stem.
38.8951, -77.0366
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Nehalem, Oregon

Neahkahnie Mountain

Mountain known by the Tillamook Tribe as "the place of the supreme deity."
45.7470, -123.9550
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
43.6425, -79.3873
View of Casa Loma from the garden
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
43.6781, -79.4094
Seattle, Washington

"Henry" Murals

Seattle’s Whimsical Mural Master.
47.6617, -122.3667
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
Solar Two Power Tower
Daggett, California

Solar One and Solar Two

Decommissioned experimental solar facilities that pioneered solar energy technology.
34.8577, -116.8492
The World's Largest Thermometer
Baker, California

World's Largest Thermometer

This giant temperature attraction created some giant electric bills.
35.2660, -116.0733
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
37.6811, -122.4668
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
37.7360, -105.6390
Royal Gorge Bridge
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
38.4621, -105.3245
Pikes Peak Summit House
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
38.8153, -105.0557
The rock obelisk at Rugby, North Dakota.
Rugby, North Dakota

The Geographical Center of North America

A monument to a town's status as the center of the continent is off by a few miles.
48.3548, -99.9989
The mailbox, with lots of graffiti from visitors.
Alamo, Nevada

The Black Mailbox

Mysterious meeting place for UFO hunters near Area 51.
37.4572, -115.4827