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Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Arlington, Virginia

Weenie Beenie

The last remaining location of a drive-up hot dog stand named after a local pool shark.
Washington, D.C.

Mary Church Terrell House

The former home of the woman who successfully fought to integrate restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Glenwood Cemetery's Chainsaw Sculptures

The towering figures were created from the cemetery's fallen old-growth trees.
Washington, D.C.

Spanish Steps

A terrace reminiscent of Rome's Spanish Steps is tucked away in a little park in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Japanese Stone Lantern

A gift from Japan, 17th-century lantern stands among the cherry trees at D.C.'s Tidal Basin.
Washington, D.C.

Slowe-Burrill House

Home to two notable early-20th-century Black educators, Lucy Slowe and Mary Burrill.
Mill Valley, California

Dad O'Rourke's Bench

One man's love of natural beauty led to the creation of this hidden granite monument.
Washington, D.C.

Reading Room at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Home to a vast and influential collection of Shakespeareana.
Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Card Catalog

A nostalgic bibliographic gem.
Washington, D.C.

The Old Patent Model Museum

During the Industrial Revolution this “Temple of Invention” was full of intricate miniature machines and gadgets.
Chicago, Illinois

Kinzie Street Bridge

In 2004, a Dave Matthews Band tour bus dumped 800 pounds of waste off a bridge and onto an unsuspecting tour boat below.
Baltimore, Maryland

Site of Edgar Allan Poe's Death

The site where Poe "in great distress, and ... in need of immediate assistance" likely died.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
New York, New York

New York's Hidden Tropical Forest

A miniature rainforest is growing inside of a Midtown Manhattan office building.
Seattle, Washington

Amazon Spheres

The tech giant built three enormous glass orbs in Seattle so employees could work inside a rainforest greenhouse.
Seattle, Washington

Book Arts & Rare Book Collections

Peruse rare tomes like poetry bound in pearls or books with branches and berries growing out of their spines.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hidden Heart of Music Row

It may take some time to locate, but it's sure to warm even a heart of stone.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Madam Marie's Psychic Booth

Marie told fortunes from her small stand on the Boardwalk for decades, including to a young Bruce Springsteen who would busk outside her booth.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.