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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cactus Club

This storied music venue was once a tavern that housed an Italian Anarchist book club and prohibition parties; today it's a community space for artists and musicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

M.S. Rau Antiques

A treasure trove of rare and exquisitely detailed antiques
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum

A museum and apothecary garden devoted to the history of frontier medicine.
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Territorial Museum & The Carnegie Library

Home to the story of the outlaw turned funhouse mummy, Elmer McCurdy.
Truckee, California

Donner Party Artifacts

Bits and pieces from the ill-fated Donner Party's winter cabins.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
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.
Washington, D.C.

NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller

While most wind tunnels test scale models, the "Cave of Winds" was large enough for actual airplanes.
Washington, D.C.

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega

The "lovely red Vega" of the legendary record-settling pilot.
Washington, D.C.

Reading Room at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Home to a vast and influential collection of Shakespeareana.
Washington, D.C.

Starship Enterprise NCC-1701

The actual model from the original "Star Trek" series is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
Washington, D.C.

Albert Einstein Bronze Statue

The beloved statue at the National Academy of Sciences is oh so inviting to sit on.
Huntsville, Alabama

Pathfinder and the MPTA-ET

It may look like no more than a full-scale model, but every part of this full Space Shuttle stack had a working role in aviation history.
Huntsville, Alabama

MPTA-098

A propulsion engine testbed that paved the way for the Space Shuttle launch sits without recognition at this rocket center.
Key West, Florida

Hemingway's Last Penny

An idyllic swimming pool tells the tale of Hemingway's trouble with women.
Titusville, Florida

American Space Museum

The unique collection includes bronze cast handprints of some of America's most famous astronauts.
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Complex 34

This abandoned NASA launch site is now a memorial to a trio of astronauts who were killed there.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Grasmere, England

Dove Cottage

This charming English house was once the home of England's most famous poet.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

Harry's New York Bar

A favorite Paris bar for U.S. expats, including Gershwin, Hemingway, and James Bond.