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Las Vegas, Nevada

Akhob

James Turrell's total color immersion art installation, hidden on the top floor of a luxury handbag shop.
Orick, California

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns.
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
Duisburg, Germany

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

This former steel and coal plant is now a neon-lit industrial fantasia.
Skibbereen, Ireland

Irish Sky Garden

This floating garden in the sky is straight out of a fairy tale, but the real thing is nothing short of magical.
Kerry, Ireland

Gallarus Oratory

This single room has survived the centuries with almost no deterioration.
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Brooklyn, New York

BargeMusic

A cargo of beautiful music.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
Staten Island, New York

Fresh Kills Landfill

One-time largest man-made structure in the world will be a park in 30 years.
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow House

One of America's most historic homes also holds a startling literary legacy.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

Semi-precious green sand on Hawaii's big island.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.