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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, France

Pont de Gau Ornithological Park

Thousands of flamingos and other bird species flourish in these Camargue wetlands.
Montségur, France

Château de Montségur

This French castle is said to have once held the Holy Grail but is now a gorgeous mountaintop ruin.
Winterset, Iowa

John Wayne's Birthplace

This simple home was the beginning of a long journey for the iconic Western film star.
Elkhart, Indiana

RV/MH Hall of Fame

The evolution of recreational vehicles and motorhomes is on display in the “RV capital of the world."
South Bend, Indiana

Studebaker National Museum

This museum collects over a century of automobile history including the iconic car from The Muppet Movie.
Medina, New York

Culvert Road

This small road tunnel is the only place where you can cross beneath the Erie Canal.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
Redding, California

Sundial Bridge

This ultra-modern California span is actually a titanic solar clock in disguise built by famed architect Santiago Calatrava.
Rochester, New York

The Strong Museum: International Center for the History of Electronic Games

Comprehensive gaming collection of over 30,000 electronic games and consoles.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of the History of Science

An extraordinary collection of scientific instruments - and Einstein's chalkboard - inside the world's oldest purpose built museum building.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headdresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
Nébias, France

Labyrinthe Vert de Nebias

Green labyrinth formed by a karstic maze hidden in a preserved oak forest.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Rennes-le-Château, France

Rennes-Le-Château

French commune at the heart of conspiracies.
Vallejo, California

Mare Island Naval Cemetery

The oldest Naval cemetery on the West Coast.
Vallejo, California

Mare Island

The former Naval shipyard is open for exploring - mostly.
Port Costa, California

The Burlington Hotel

A historic hotel in an old California railroad town with a rowdy reputation.
Los Angeles, California

Chandelier Tree

Dozens of lights dangle from the branches of what may be the brightest tree in Los Angeles.
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

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.