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The South Front and the South Lawn with the Seahorse Fountain. The exterior steps are a 19th century replacement for the original horseshoe shaped steps. (Wikimedia Commons)
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
53.2279, -1.6121
Indoor and outdoor exhibits abound, including live demonstrations of historic locomotives in action
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
53.9606, -1.0979
Crater Parking Lot, Mountain in the Distance 2007
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
Oyster bar
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Skansen
Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village.
59.3244, 18.1013
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
59.3280, 18.0914
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades.
59.3289, 18.0649
Mummified Thief's Arm
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves.
50.0884, 14.4246
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Loveland Castle
Loveland, Ohio

Harry Andrews' Chateau Laroche

A castle built by an eccentric medieval enthusiast in rural Ohio.
39.2837, -84.2657
The main steeple towers over the rest of the old town of Ulm.
Ulm, Germany

Ulm Minster (Ulmer Münster)

The world's tallest church tower reveals a spectacular view to anyone up to the task of climbing the daunting staircase.
48.3985, 9.9918
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
The Grand Court and Organ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.
39.9514, -75.1621
Stalybridge, England

Huddersfield Narrow Canal Pylon

The only electricity pylon under whose legs you can go by boat.
53.4836, -2.0510
Skulls in the Manchester Museum
Manchester, England

Manchester Museum

19th century museum with an eclectic mix of curiosities, from Egyptian artifacts to items on archery history to the skull of the world's oldest horse.
53.4664, -2.2342
Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
54.4886, -0.6074
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
55.9489, -3.2002
At Star City's Hydro Lab, an entire mock spacecraft is submerged in a tank filled with water, the density of which helps to recreate the feeling of weightlessness for cosmonauts.
Shchyolkovo, Russia

Star City

Secret Soviet city once home to Russian cosmonauts and space training facilities.
55.8806, 38.1105
A view of Lenin.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

Embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
55.7532, 37.6215
Broken section of the bell.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
55.7517, 37.6183
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398