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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Storyville

Storyville was New Orleans' historic red light district and hotbed of jazz music, sometimes referred to simply as "The District."
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The second longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Market Street Catacombs

A hidden network of subterranean passageways lies tangled beneath Indianapolis' bustling City Market.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Landmarks Center

The largest historic preservation organization in the United States.
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Ruins

Once adorning a New York skyscraper, these reclaimed ruins now haunt an Indiana park.
Birmingham, Alabama

Red Mountain Park

1500-acre development hopes to be the Central Park of the south.
Gainesville, Florida

The Devil's Millhopper

This giant Florida sinkhole cum national landmark hides a rainforest-like micro-environment.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana Medical History Museum

A medical facility that has been kept frozen in time.
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument

A small metropolis of Pueblo cave dwellings have been carved right into the hillside of this national monument.
Demre, Turkey

Myra Necropolis

A Lycian city of the dead carved into the hillside of Southern Turkey, complete with startlingly human touches.
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama.
Portobelo, Panama

Black Christ of Portobelo

A mysterious dark-skinned Christ statue has been this town's religious center for centuries.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Sky Bridge

This dangerous-looking suspension bridge may have been too unstable to remain open.
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
Sukawati, Indonesia

Goa Gajah

The name of this ancient Indonesian temple translates as "Elephant Cave" but it could be more accurately called "The Hellmouth."
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees.
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

BOH Tea Plantation and Factory

This largest tea plantation in south Asia supplies gorgeous vistas alongside most of the tea for the surrounding countries.