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Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories

The Tuktoyaktuk Pingos

Natural earth mounds formed in the far north.
Fairbanks, Alaska

Aurora Express Bed & Breakfast

One woman's dream became a train hotel in her backyard.
Haines, Alaska

Hammer Museum

A museum devoted entirely to hammers has more than 1,400 items on display dating back to the Romans.
Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Our Lady of Victory Church

This house of worship in the Arctic Circle is shaped like an igloo.
Eagle, Alaska

Poker Creek

The northernmost international land border crossing in the United States.
Skagway, Alaska

Skagway Centennial Statue

A monument commemorating the role of Alaska's native Tlingit guides in the Klondike Gold Rush.
Skagway, Alaska

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad

A historic freight system that found the true gold rush is in tourism.
Skagway, Alaska

Red Onion Saloon

Originally a brothel during the Klondike Gold Rush, this bar once used dolls to denote when ladies were working.
Skagway, Alaska

Arctic Brotherhood Hall

The facade of this relic from the Klondike gold rush is decorated with over 8,800 pieces of driftwood.
Skagway, Alaska

The Golden North Hotel

A classic gold rush hotel can be expected to pick up some ghosts along the way, and the Golden North is no exception.
Whittier, Alaska

Portage Ghost Town

The ruins of a town wiped out by the second-largest earthquake in recorded history.
Vimmerby, Sweden

Pippi Longstocking's House

A replica of the beloved character's house, modeled after the author's own drawings.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
Beijing, China

Great Wall of China Slide

Why walk on this historical site when you can zoom down instead?
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Metro Stations

The gorgeous entrances into the city's underbelly look more like grand halls than subway stops.
Chicken, Alaska

Chicken of Chicken, Alaska

A giant poultry statue immortalizes one of Alaska's more humorous town names.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Ghost Swastikas

The art museum is decorated with creatively remodeled pre-Nazi swastikas.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen for the postmodern world.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Malmö, Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Santiago, Chile

Monument to the Indigenous People

This sculpture meant to honor the bravery of the indigenous Mapuche people of Chile proved controversial.