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Campobello, New Brunswick

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

The 32nd president's sprawling cottage sits on an island enclave jointly managed by the U.S. and Canada.
Shediac, New Brunswick

World's Largest Lobster

This monster fiberglass crustacean stands watch over the self-proclaimed "lobster capital of the world."
Bayfield, Prince Edward Island

Confederation Bridge

This engineering marvel is the longest bridge in Canada and one of the longest spans in the world.
Moncton, New Brunswick

Moncton Tidal Bore

Twice a day, the water of the Petitcodiac River flows upstream in a surfable wave.
Moncton, New Brunswick

Moncton Magnetic Hill

A mysterious spot where the laws of gravity seem not to apply.
Saint John, New Brunswick

Reversing Falls

These powerful, if squat, Canadian waterfalls flow in different directions depending on the time of day.
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Seattle, Washington

Hat 'n' Boots

Seattle's super-sized cowboy apparel once belonged to a themed gas station that wrangled in herds of tourists.
Seattle, Washington

Magnuson Park Fin Art

Old submarine parts have been converted into faux whale fins.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
El Jem, Tunisia

El Jem Amphitheatre

The largest and best-preserved Roman amphitheater in Africa was designed to seat 35,000 people.
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

An Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair but still holds some of that original magic.
Aswan, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The Largest Known Ancient Egyptian Obelisk.
Tucson, Arizona

309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

The world's largest military aircraft cemetery.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights then holy revelations.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
Jerusalem, Israel

Meah Shearim

Neighborhood in Jerusalem is home to the ultra-orthodox haredim.
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream.
Beit Jann, Israel

Beit Jann

This ancient village is peopled by a religious minority and is still using some of the same materials it was built with thousands of years ago.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft’s Grave

Final resting place of one of the classic authors of horror literature.