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South Hero, Vermont

Miniature Castles of South Hero

A gardener's enduring labor of love is spread throughout a small Vermont town.
Stockholm, Sweden

Järnpojke

Stockholm's tiniest statue is of a small boy looking at the Moon.
Fairfax, California

Marin Museum of Bicycling and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame

Centuries of biking history are nestled in the shadow of the birthplace of contemporary mountain biking.
Unzen-shi, Japan

Obama Onsen

Japan's hottest hot spring has a memorable name.
Burhanpur, India

Shahi Qila

A fresco in this magnificent palace is said to have been the first depiction of the Taj Mahal's design.
Moss Landing, California

Elkhorn Slough

More than 700 species live within this murky marvel of a swamp on California's coast.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Turnhout, Belgium

National Museum of the Playing Card

Relics from as far back as the 16th century are on display in a city known for its playing card industry.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Oxnard, California

Prisoner of War Bone Model Ships

French prisoners carved these boats from the bones of their meat rations.
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Beth Sholom Congregation

Frank Lloyd Wright built this suburban synagogue late in life, but it stands among his most iconic masterpieces.
Oxfordshire, England

'The Nuba Survival'

In an isolated field near a dilapidated barn stands this chilling portrayal of the plight of the Nuba peoples of Sudan.
Leça da Palmeira, Portugal

Tidal Pools of Leça da Palmeira

An early work of the architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, these swimming pools blend into the beach.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Biblioteca Ets Haim

The world's oldest Jewish library was founded by Sephardic Jews in 17th century Amsterdam.
Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Old Gibson Guitar Factory

The Kalamazoo factory has 100 years of instrument-making, and one big wartime secret.
Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath at the Henry Ford Museum

Housed in the Henry Ford museum is a test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's last breath.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Villa Freud

A pocket of Buenos Aires with an unusually high concentration of psychotherapists.
San Rafael, Argentina

Borges Memorial Maze

This Argentinian hedge maze is an intricate tribute to a famous surrealist author.
Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina

Iguazu Falls

A series of waterfalls so massive they straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Tokyo, Japan

Kabukicho Robot Restaurant

Cabaret where the show girls are all androids, and the patrons couldn't be more pleased.
Comox-Strathcona K, British Columbia

Hornby Island Bald Eagle Nest Camera

Webcam that broadcast the hatching of Bald Eagles to millions of viewers.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

F. M. Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum

An ever-growing literary collection housed in the apartment where the Russian author penned his final novel.
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.