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Valparaiso, Chile

Cementerio Numero 3 de Playa Ancha

Hand-made memorials and a wish-granting murderer lie within this seaside pauper's cemetery.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Yeni Camii

This architecturally eclectic early-20th century mosque was built as a place of worship for the Islamic followers of a Jewish messiah.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

Around 100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Billund, Denmark

Legoland in Billund

The original home of the Lego has a huge amusement park dedicated to the iconic plastic toy.
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
Philip, South Dakota

Giant Prairie Dog

A 6 ton, 12 ft. tall concrete prairie dog, touted as the "world's largest."
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Oakley, Kansas

Prairie Dog Town

Home of mutant livestock.
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
Garfield County, Utah

Burr Trail Switchbacks

Once a menacing challenge for trailblazers, this trail is now the most scenic drive in Utah.
Kane, Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This rugged area of red rocks and arches is often considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Salt Lake City, Utah

This Is The Place Monument

A towering tribute to decisiveness stands on the spot where Brigham Young and his followers decided that this must be the place.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge.