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Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Bahrain

Shajarat-al-Hayat (Tree of Life)

This centuries-old tree tells an unusual tale of vegetation and fertility in the desert.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Three Rivers, California

Tharp’s Log

A 19th-century cabin built into a hollowed-out Sequoia tree.
Three Rivers, California

Moro Rock

Four hundred granite steps were built into this massive rock by the National Park Service.
Doha, Qatar

Orry the Oryx Statue

This seemingly random 30-foot statue of an oryx in Qatar's capital was a mascot for the 2006 Asian Games.
Doha, Qatar

'Untitled (Lamp/Bear)'

This 23-foot-tall bear stands amid the hustle and bustle of Hamad International Airport.
Doha, Qatar

'The Miraculous Journey'

Fourteen sculptures showing the development of a fetus stand outside a hospital for women and children.
Doha, Qatar

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

This mix of Islamic art, vintage vehicles, weaponry, architecture, and history is an ode to eclecticism. 
Doha, Qatar

Pearl Monument

This fountain pays homage to Qatar's history of pearling, the primary industry before oil.
Doha, Qatar

Qatar National Library

The enormous diamond-shaped building packs a trove of academic and literary treasures into one futuristic space.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif

Qatar's oldest market can trace its origins back more than a century.
Doha, Qatar

National Museum of Qatar

The building is a gigantic piece of art inspired by the shape of a desert rose.
Barbar, Bahrain

Barbar Temple

This archaeological site boasts temple ruins that date back 5,000 years to the Dilmun culture, an may have been described in the tale of Gilgamesh's search for immortality.
Manama, Bahrain

Bahrain World Trade Center

Skyscraper powered by wind turbines attached between its towers.
Arad, Bahrain

Arad Fort

This beautifully historic Bahrain fortress might not be the most popular attraction around, but that might make it all the better.
Tulare, California

Preston’s Pride

A B-17 bomber stands as a memorial to the residents of Tulare County who served in World War II.