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Huehuetlán, Mexico

Cave of Swallows - Sótano de las Golondrinas

The largest cave shaft in the world, home to thousands of birds, and popular with BASE jumpers.
Xilitla, Mexico

Las Pozas

Extraordinary sculpture garden created by an eccentric English poet.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

This "second" cemetery represents New Orleans' attempt to keep cholera at bay.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The Hodges Meteorite

This space rock fragment is one of the only meteors to have ever struck a human.
Carrollton, Alabama

Henry Wells' Lightning Portrait

The terrified face of Henry Wells is etched on this garret window.
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Alabama's Natural Bridge

148 feet long and in the middle of a verdant forest.
Birmingham, Alabama

Statue of Vulcan

A 58-foot tall statue of the god of fire looks out over Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center

One person's lost luggage is another person's treasure.
Huntsville, Alabama

The Grave of Miss Baker

Bananas are often left for the first monkey America ever recovered alive after being launched into space.
Huntsville, Alabama

Dead Children's Playground

What else would you call a playground hidden in Alabama's oldest and largest cemetery?
Essen, Germany

Slab for the Ruhr

This monolithic slab of art metal crowns a German slag heap.
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.