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Falun, Sweden

The Replica of Fet-Mats

A reproduction of a mysteriously preserved body found in the 18th-century and put on display for years before burial.
Brooklyn, New York

Smith-9 Street Station

The highest rapid transit station in the world.
Montreal, Québec

‘Trois Disques’ ('Three Disks')

A swaggering, monumental souvenir of the most extravagant party Montreal’s ever thrown.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Hartford, Connecticut

Site of the First Public Payphone

An easy-to-miss plaque marks the building that first held this 19th-century telephone innovation.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Foster, Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill

As state high-points-by-elevation go this spot is one of the lowest, but for years it was also the hardest to climb.
Golan

Nimrod Fortress

Named for the biblical warrior, the largest castle in Israel actually dates to the Middle Ages.
Hamaam, Israel

Mount Arbel

An iconic view point of the Sea of Galilee offers a look into Israel's past.
Ein Gedi, Israel

David Waterfall

The tallest waterfall in the Judean Desert is named for its connection to a biblical figure.
Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea continues to deplete, massive sinkholes open along its banks.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
Richmond, Vermont

Old Round Church

This rare polygonal meeting house is rumored to be built in a circle so that the devil has nowhere to hide.
Thetford, Vermont

Vermontasaurus

This folk art dinosaur was almost pushed to extinction due to lack of a building permit.
Burlington, Vermont

Burlington Earth Clock

Stand at the center of this lakefront sundial, and you'll become part of the timepiece.
Burlington, Vermont

Lake Champlain Monster Monument

Cryptid lake monster honored with its own monument.
Burlington, Vermont

Flying Monkey Sculptures

Scary metal statues adorn some of the signature buildings of Burlington, VT.
Boscawen, New Hampshire

Hannah Dustin Memorial Statue

Site of an escape, ten murders, and some scalpings.
Newbury, New Hampshire

Chicken Farmer Rock

A strange, heartwarming, decades-old declaration of love on a New Hampshire roadside.
Saugus, Massachusetts

Skull Cliff

The macabre graffiti spectacle in a quarry in a Massachusetts forest reservation.
Providence, Rhode Island

Crook Point Bascule Bridge

To avoid the demolition costs this abandoned drawbridge was simply left in the up position.
Providence, Rhode Island

Gun Totem

This 3,500 pound obelisk was constructed with more than 1,000 reclaimed guns.
Corolla, North Carolina

Corolla Wild Horses

One of the best places to see feral Colonial Spanish Mustangs in the United States.
Corolla, North Carolina

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Beautiful Gothic-inspired lighthouse stands out among the run-of-the-mill striped fare on Bodies Island.