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Naples, Italy

Catacombs of San Gennaro

An underground paleo-Christian burial site composed of the remains of several cemeteries and Basilicas.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls Whirlpool Aero Car

Soaring over the Niagara Whirlpool since 1916.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Beverly Hills, California

24-Hour-Sprinkles

Ingenious bakery opens up the first Cupcake ATM at their flagship location in Beverly Hills.
Nara, Japan

Buddha's Nostril

Devoted Buddhists can earn enlightenment in the next life by crawling through this symbolic nostril.
Ushiku, Japan

Ushiku Daibutsu: The Great Buddha of Ushiku

The third-tallest statue in the world depicts the "Buddha of Infinite Light," complete with observation deck in his chest.
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall)

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds.
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Québec

Hôtel de Glace

This chilly Canadian hotel has a four-month lifespan due to the unusual material it's made of.
Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura

A bronze statue dating back as far as 1252, still has remnants of gold on its right cheek from ancient gilding.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna Coal Mine

Board a mine car and descend the #190 slope 300 feet underground into the Clark Vein of coal.
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historic Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay," this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Gillette Castle State Park

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage.
New Haven, Connecticut

Crypt at Center Church-on-the-Green

137 graves holding New England's earliest residents.
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.