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Antonito, Colorado

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

An antique narrow gauge railway line still running through the Colorado and New Mexico mountains.
Washington, D.C.

Hoff's Harmonica Case Collection

More than 500 unique and specially designed cases collected by D.C.'s "Harmonica Case Man."
Washington, D.C.

NIST Newton Apple Tree

A clone of a cloned tree that was so important it allegedly had its own guards.
Washington, D.C.

Ruins of the McMillan Sand Filtration Site

An Industrial Revolution-era public work that purified water using nothing but sand.
Washington, D.C.

Carnegie Library of Washington, D.C.

D.C.'s first central library was born out of a chance encounter with the philanthropist whose name it bears.
Washington, D.C.

Peacock Room

This stunning blue and gold room changed cities twice before becoming part of the Smithsonian.
Pompei, Italy

The Brothels of Pompeii

Erotic art covers the walls of the largest ancient pleasure palace.
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
Washington, D.C.

Knife Edge

Architecture lovers won’t stop touching the National Gallery's 19.5 degree marble prow.
Linthicum Heights, Maryland

National Electronics Museum

Electronic inventions that resulted in products and systems we use every day are on display in this labor-of-love museum.
Fort Washington, Maryland

Fort Washington

This little star fort down the Potomac from Washington, D.C. was once the only defensive fort protecting the capital.
Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Basilica

The design of this historic domed church was influenced by Thomas Jefferson and intended as a statement of religious freedom.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Park Seminary

A girls' boarding school inspired by the Chicago World's Fair, once abandoned, now restored to strange and scenic glory.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

Wild beach ponies who go for a swim each year, and the legend of a buried 18th century ship.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Old Station, California

Painted Dunes

The sunset-colored dunes of volcanic ash make taking a poor photo impossible.
Clevedon, England

Clevedon Pier

Constructed from recycled wrought iron railroad tracks, it's been described as the most beautiful seaside pier in England.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
Goldendale, Washington

Goldendale Observatory State Park

A fine, large-aperture telescope available for public use.
Richland, Washington

Hanford Site

Nuclear reactor created the plutonium used on Nagasaki.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
Gun Bay, Cayman Islands

Wreck of the Ten Sail

A massive maritime collision may have led to the myth of a resort island's strange financial status.
West Bay, Cayman Islands

Hell, Grand Cayman

Send a postcard while vacationing with Satan.
George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town

The capital of the Cayman Islands is a center of offshore banking, but gets battered by blistering hurricanes.