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Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history.
Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Memorial Undercroft

A cavernous three-story, 43,800-square-foot basement that was forgotten about for 60 years.
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Warrenton, Oregon

The Wreck of the Peter Iredale

100-year-old shipwreck you can walk up to at low tide.
Bend, Oregon

Lava River Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in Oregon.
Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel...
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave, whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Book Thing

This free, take-a-book shop seems like a trick but isn't.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Washington, D.C.

National Bonsai Museum

One of the dwarven trees dates back to 1625 and survived the Hiroshima bombing.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Natural Bridge, Virginia

The Natural Bridge

A sacred site for Native Americans surveyed by George Washington and owned by both King George III and Thomas Jefferson.
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.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
Washington, D.C.

National Capitol Columns

The United States Capitol's former columns still stand.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca (Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca)

A 16th-century monastery boasts a lush array of plants native to Mexico’s most biodiverse region.
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Mexico

Column of Death

A mysterious pillar in an ancient burial chamber is said to predict how long you have to live.
Mexico

Conch Shell House

Beach instrument turned bed and breakfast.
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

Cuexcomate

The "world's smallest volcano" has been used to store meals and dispose of dead bodies.
Tijuana, Mexico

La Mona

Giant nude woman of Tijuana is also the artist's home.
Xochicalco, Mexico

Xochicalco Pyramids

The ruins of an ancient city built by Mayan traders is centered around a temple of a sacred feathered serpent deity.
Tinum, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.