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Las Vegas, Nevada

The Last Remaining Sigma Derby Machine

Fans of vintage Vegas, kitsch, and toy pony-based gambling now flock to a casino called The D.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The world’s first museum dedicated to exploring human rights unleashed a wave of controversy.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Cold Spring, Minnesota

Grasshopper Chapel

After four years of grasshopper plagues, this chapel was erected as a plea to God to make them end.
West Bend, Iowa

Father Paul Dobberstein's Grotto of the Redemption

A four story, football field-sized, nine-grotto creation made of shells, minerals, and rare stones.
Clear Lake, Iowa

The Day The Music Died Memorial

A giant pair of thick black glasses mark the tragic demise of a trio of rock and roll legends.
Ladysmith, Wisconsin

Toad House

A fairytale art house in the middle of Wisconsin.
Rhinelander, Wisconsin

The Hodag

The menacing creature had a tremendous influence on the local culture before being exposed as a hoax.
Bruce Crossing, Michigan

Paulding Light

A mysterious light in the wood, rumoured to be the the ghost of a railroad brakeman.
Rugby, North Dakota

The Geographical Center of North America

A monument to the center of the North American continent may be off by a few miles.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sidewalk Harp

A whimsical sensor instrument for Minneapolitans to play on their walks to work.
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
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.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

The factory for the popular Dumbo location, the Greenpoint shop is a quiet gem.
Stow-on-the-Wold, England

St Edward's Church

This medieval sanctuary's tree-framed door looks like a portal to a mythical realm.