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Baldwin #488 K-36 type narrow gauge engine in Chama, New Mexico yards
Antonito, Colorado

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

An antique narrow gauge railway line still running through the Colorado and New Mexico mountains.
37.0685, -106.0135
So many jellies
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
36.6176, -121.9012
Inside John Davis' home.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Mountain Farm Museum

Step back in time on this preserved 1800s farm.
35.5131, -83.3061
Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina

The Grove Park Inn

The U.S. Supreme Court's secret Cold War relocation facility in the mountains of North Carolina.
35.6202, -82.5429
Cloudy Forest View
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
35.7650, -82.2651
The concrete tower of Clingman's Dome.
Bryson City, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome

The highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, Clingmans Dome bears witness to the ravages of one type of insect.
35.5629, -83.4985
The fig tree.
San Diego, California

Balboa Park Moreton Bay Fig Tree

One of the largest trees of its kind in California.
32.7321, -117.1473
Swan Pond.
Flourtown, Pennsylvania

Morris Arboretum

This hidden gem of a garden has one of the only surviving Victorian ferneries in America.
40.0881, -75.2220
Gimbel's Bridge
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
40.7484, -73.9885
The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
40.7508, -73.9895
Mithraeum entrance.
Caesarea, Israel

Caesarea Maritima Mithraeum

An ancient underground cultic temple where sunlight penetrates on the summer solstice.
32.5012, 34.8924
787 jet assembly.
Mukilteo, Washington

Future of Flight Aviation Center

A rare tour of a commercial jet assembly plant, held inside one of the largest buildings in the world.
47.9213, -122.2901
The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
The Receiving Vault
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
39.8201, -89.6544
The original Air Force One.
Riverside, Ohio

SAM 26000

You can walk through the first Boeing Air Force One, which famously carried JFK's casket from Dallas back to D.C.
39.7808, -84.1094
Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Homewood Cemetery

A quiet, gothic haven nestled between Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze neighborhoods.
40.4402, -79.9127
The Rocket as preserved in the Science Museum, London
London, England

'The Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
51.4978, -0.1745
The world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator demonstrates the power of electricity.
Boston, Massachusetts

World's Largest Air-Insulated Van de Graaff Generator

The massive machine creates cracking displays of indoor lightning.
42.3676, -71.0707
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
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.
51.5087, -0.0762
The Cuypers Library.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
52.3600, 4.8852
View from the top
Amsterdam, Netherlands

A'DAM Lookout and Over The Edge Swing

This 22-floor tower's Skydeck offers panoramic views of Amsterdam.
52.3841, 4.9029
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
51.5052, -0.0841
The Watkin Tower under construction.
Wembley, England

Site of the Watkin Tower

London's Victorian Tower of Babel.
51.5560, -0.2795
Skateboard Graveyard
London, England

Hungerford Footbridge Skateboard Graveyard

The broken skateboards that became a poignant memorial to a murdered skater.
51.5060, -0.1196