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Kelleys Island, Ohio

Kelley's Island Glacial Grooves

Deep scars on the earth left by the Ice Age.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Rookwood Ice Cream Parlor

An art deco ice cream shop covered in vintage train station tiles.
Madeira Beach, Florida

The Church by the Sea

Visitors flock to see this church tower's unintended feature: It happens to resemble a giant chicken from multiple points of view.
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
Washington, D.C.

Rayburn House Office Building

One critic described it as "middle Mussolini, early Ramses, and late Neiman-Marcus." Another called it an architectural "natural disaster."
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
Washington, D.C.

National Academy of Sciences

For 60 years, the academy had no permanent location until members voted Washington D.C. as its forever home.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Building Tunnel System

Members of Congress have traveled between the buildings on Capitol Hill for a century hidden from tourists, press, and storm clouds.
Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia Center Point

A little marble compass above George Washington's (empty) tomb in the Capitol marks where D.C.'s four quadrants intersect.
Washington, D.C.

U.S. Naval Observatory Library

A hoard of sky catalogs, astrophysical journals, even the works of Galileo and Copernicus.
Washington, D.C.

The Portrait Monument

Rumor has it the uncarved lump behind the three famous suffragists is reserved for the first woman president.
Washington, D.C.

Peacock Room

This stunning blue and gold room changed cities twice before becoming part of the Smithsonian.
Washington, D.C.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

A lovely aquatic park built by a one-armed Civil War veteran who made a fortune from Lotus flowers.
Washington, D.C.

National Bonsai Museum

One of the dwarven trees dates back to 1625 and survived the Hiroshima bombing.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Washington, D.C.

National Capitol Columns

The United States Capitol's former columns still stand.
Silver Spring, Maryland

'Coastline' Wave Pool

Live data is transmitted from the Atlantic coast to instantly recreate the ocean waves in this fountain at the NOAA headquarters.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891.
Antarctica

Trinity Church on King George Island

Russian Orthodox church built on an Antarctic island.
Antarctica

Antarctic Exploration Museum & Post Office

The best place to send your postcards home from Antarctica.
Greencastle, Indiana

Periodic Table Display

Display that gathers the basic elements of the universe in one convenient location.
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Athenaeum

This stately clubhouse has showcased German-American culture for over a century.