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Lion of Lucerne
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen soldiers of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
47.0585, 8.3109
The Reichenbach Falls
Schattenhalb, Switzerland

The Reichenbach Falls

The alpine falls where Sherlock Holmes apparently met his demise can actually be visited.
46.7136, 8.1831
Hotel Belvédère.
Obergoms VS, Switzerland

Hotel Belvédère

A once-thriving hotel in the Swiss Alps couldn't compete with climate change.
46.5769, 8.3881
The entrance.
Bryrup, Denmark

Velling Koller Fairy Tale Gardens

The decaying remains of a 1960s mechanical wonderland that never officially closed.
56.0384, 9.5132
Fresque des Québécois
Québec City, Québec

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
46.8107, -71.2035
The statue seen from the banks of the river.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
40.3583, -76.9298
Courthouse tree
Greensburg, Indiana

Courthouse Tree

For over 100 years, this Indiana town has had a tree growing out the top of the local courthouse.
39.3373, -85.4834
Albino Squirrels of Olney, Illinois
Olney, Illinois

Albino Squirrels of Olney, Illinois

The mysterious white squirrels of this Illinois city are treated like sacred cows.
38.7309, -88.0853
Front view of the Mushroom Building
Dassel, Minnesota

The Mushroom Building

The fungus-shaped vintage gas station has served multiple purposes over its lifetime, and now serves ice cream.
45.0824, -94.3071
Jolly Green Giant Statue
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
43.6513, -94.0951
Toad Suck, Arkansas. (Random Factor/Flickr)
Bigelow, Arkansas

Toad Suck

Town not known for anything except its strange name.
35.0756, -92.5599
Old Shep looks over the Missouri River.
Fort Benton, Montana

Shep Memorial

A small Montana town commemorates the dog who waited at the train station every day for his owner to return.
47.8166, -110.6677
Rooster and pedestrian-friendly median
Takoma Park, Maryland

Roscoe the Rooster

The rooster who crossed the road lives on forever in Takoma Park, Maryland.
38.9743, -77.0122
The Virgin Galactic hangar.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Spaceport America

The world's first commercial spaceport is disappointment of cosmic proportions.
32.9864, -106.9787
The Wuppertal "kaiserwagen" which once carried the German Emperor.
Wuppertal, Germany

Schwebebahn Wuppertal

This "floating railway" is one of the world's oldest monorail systems.
51.2681, 7.1925
Hutchinson, Kansas

Strataca, The Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Home to Hollywood history and a very special salt crystal.
38.0435, -97.8677
The FBI's spy house on Wisconsin Ave. Cameras could be seen in the tinted skylights on the roof.
Washington, D.C.

FBI Spy House

A painfully obvious spy house sits right across the street from the Russian Embassy.
38.9242, -77.0728
The Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum.
New York, New York

Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue

America's oldest Eastern European synagogue provided the immigrants of crowded Lower East Side tenements a space of sanctuary.
40.7147, -73.9935
Photo by James Woodcock.
Bozeman, Montana

American Computer Museum

See the computer’s history revealed over the course of 20,000 years.
45.6590, -111.0548
Meagher, Montana

Castle Town Ghost Town

Mining town from the late 1890s, once home to Calamity Jane.
46.4413, -110.6719
The Sip 'n Dip Lounge.
Great Falls, Montana

Sip 'n Dip Lounge

"Polynesia on the Plains."
47.5061, -111.2955
Inside the bordello.
Havre, Montana

Havre Beneath the Streets

After Havre burned down, the best place to build was under the ashes.
48.5491, -109.6791
Looking back from the stage toward the choir loft-cum-balcony
Millvale, Pennsylvania

Mr. Small's Funhouse

A gothic, 18th-century Catholic church converted into an eccentric temple of music and bacchanalia.
40.4809, -79.9722
Minneapolis Manhole Covers
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

Downtown Minneapolis mixed art and function by turning some of their sewer covers into works of art.
44.9833, -93.2667