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Kerid Crater Lake
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
64.0413, -20.8851
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
Park entrance today
Catskill, New York

Catskill Game Farm

The abandoned ruins of America's first private zoo are open for exploration in the Catskills.
42.2239, -73.9891
Lincoln Square
Bennington, Vermont

Lincoln Square

The Vermont square that inspired Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery."
42.9290, -73.2421
The Boot Monument
Stillwater, New York

Boot Monument

A monument to the military service of America's greatest traitor refuses to even name him.
43.0190, -73.6457
Wash House
Albany, New York

The First Shaker Village

The first American home of the isolated, egalitarian religion has a trove of Shaker architecture and artifacts.
42.7415, -73.8122
Uncle Sam Wilson
Troy, New York

Grave of Uncle Sam

The original Uncle Sam was actually a New York meatpacker who is buried under this historic grave.
42.7644, -73.6669
Nipper looks out over the Warehouse District on a clear February day.
Menands, New York

World’s Largest Nipper Statue

This giant monument of the RCA mascot is a beloved fixture in Albany, New York.
42.6640, -73.7426
Ruins on Corregidor Island.
Cavite City, Philippines

Corregidor Island

The ruins on a deserted tropical island in the Philippines bear the scars of WWII.
14.3867, 120.5768
Cole Palen's N3221 rotary-powered Dr.I reproduction
Red Hook, New York

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

A living antique aviation museum in the historic town of Red Hook, New York.
41.9694, -73.8639
The Mark Twain House
Hartford, Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The former home of Samuel Clemens and family remembers the happiest period of the author's life.
41.7663, -72.7010
Stonington, Connecticut

Connecticut's Severed Arm of Saint Edmund

Saint Edmund's severed arm travels to Connecticut.
41.3223, -71.9628
The Nautilis
Groton, Connecticut

Submarine Force Museum

The US Navy's only submarine museum is also home to the world's first nuclear submarine.
41.3875, -72.0870
Mystic Pizza
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
41.3540, -71.9730
The rebuilt Amistad
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world.
41.3614, -71.9662
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
40.7563, -73.9864
Gimbel's Bridge
New York, New York

Gimbel's Bridge

A three-story copper skybridge connects two Manhattan buildings with Art Deco luxury.
40.7484, -73.9885
Keen's Steakhouse
New York, New York

Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
40.7507, -73.9867
The New York Herald Monument.
New York, New York

New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.
40.7503, -73.9876
The former Rat Fighting Pit turned church hall
New York, New York

Harry Jenning's Rat Pit of the Five Points

This humble historic facade hides a history of boozing and the gentlemanly sport of rat-fighting.
40.7122, -73.9983
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
51.7544, -1.2551
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
44.5251, -110.8390
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436