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Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
Kayenta, Arizona

Mystery Valley

Ancestral Puebloan ruins, natural arches, and box canyons abound in this seldom-visited corner of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon

Most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest.
Page, Arizona

Horseshoe Bend

Dramatic river bend surrounds a natural red-rocked pedestal.
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66 End of the Trail Sign

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the traditional end of the legendary American highway.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital

Now abandoned, the first public health hospital in the U.S. saw more than one million immigrants from around the world.
Los Angeles, California

Hieroglyph Murals at the Egyptian Theatre

The decor of this Hollywood movie palace just barely predated the opening of King Tut's tomb.
Los Angeles, California

The Babylon Court

This centerpiece of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is a recreation of a long-lost movie set.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood's oldest hotel is the site of the first Academy Awards, the birthplace of Marilyn Monroe's career, and the home of Montgomery Clift's ghost.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
New York, New York

Asiatic Leopard Diorama

One of the most dazzling dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History is also one of the oldest.
New York, New York

Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.
New York, New York

Scavenger Taxidermy Diorama

This morbid scene depicts the Darwinian drama of death on the African savannah.
New York, New York

Komodo Dragon Diorama

Here be dragons.
New York, New York

African Elephants Diorama

This magnificent herd of stampeding elephants has been frozen in time for over a century.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.