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Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Book Conveyor Tunnel

A fantastic array of trays and cables once whisked books over to the Capitol at 600 feet per minute.
Washington, D.C.

Reading Room at the Folger Shakespeare Library

Home to a vast and influential collection of Shakespeareana.
London, Ontario

Banting House

The "birthplace of insulin," where Sir Frederick Banting realized the hormone could save the lives of Type 1 diabetics.
San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Crystal Caravel Chandeliers

These sailing ship-shaped chandeliers are believed to have been a gift inspired by faith.
Atlanta, Georgia

Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
Piton Sainte-Rose, Réunion

Notre Dame des Laves

At the foot of an active volcano sits a church miraculously spared by its lava.
London, England

Cheapside Plane Tree

What might be the oldest living tree in London has survived fires, bombings, and estate agents.
Toronto, Ontario

Gordo the Barosaurus

Canada's largest dinosaur skeleton was hidden away in storage for more than 40 years.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Fábrica La Aurora

This art shopping center still boasts pieces of its past as a textile factory.
Saitama, Japan

Tsuki Shrine

A unique Shinto shrine filled with bunnies and wordplay.
Los Angeles, California

Box Canyon

The quiet canyon has a tumultuous history involving a doomsday cult.
Nairn, Scotland

Rait Castle

In the Scottish Highlands, this 13th-century castle ruin is hidden at the end of a farm track.
Acteal, Mexico

Acteal Pillar of Shame

A 26-foot tall roadside concrete pillar recalls a yet-unresolved 1997 political massacre.
Bremen, Germany

Der Lichtbringer (The Bearer of Light)

A stunning gilt bronze relief denounced by Hitler as "degenerate art"—even though it was dedicated to the Nazi leader.
Tatev, Armenia

Gavazan Column at Tatev Monastery

Centuries before the modern seismograph, Armenian monks measured quakes with this tilting pillar.
Antonito, Colorado

Indiana Jones Home

The childhood home of Henry Jones Jr. is now an adventure-themed bed and breakfast.
Camp Sherman, Oregon

Head of the Metolius

Approximately 50,000 gallons of water gush from these springs, creating the Metolius River.
Stirling, Scotland

The King's Knot

These formal gardens were designed to be admired from the vantage point of the castle.
Frackville, Pennsylvania

Pioneer Mom and Daughter Roadside Statue

Pennsylvania’s creepiest roadside attraction is a haunting example of roadside kitsch.
Bergamo, Italy

House on Rock

This house certainly has a unique decor.
Ado Awaiye, Nigeria

Iyake Suspended Lake

Ado Awaye Mountain and the unique lake that sits near its peak are shrouded in ancient legends.
Penrith, England

Long Meg and Her Daughters

Legends say this red sandstone monolith and the dozens of smaller boulders that surround it were once a coven of witches—before a Scottish wizard turned them all to stone.
Antarctica

Lake Vostok

Largest sub-glacial lake ever discovered.
Shankharapur, Nepal

Shiva Statue

The spot where Parvati convinced Shiva to marry her, has become a pilgrimage site for married and unmarried women.