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The H-4 Hercules, aka "Spruce Goose."
McMinnville, Oregon

The Spruce Goose

The wooden airship was the largest flying boat ever built.
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Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse Aux Meadows

An ancient Viking village in North America that predates Columbus by 500 years.
51.5953, -55.5312
The slave memorial.
Alexandria, Virginia

Mount Vernon Slave Cemetery

The graveyard holding the remains of George Washington's slaves was forgotten for nearly 200 years.
38.7061, -77.0891
1954 Spartan Mobile Home
Bristol, Indiana

RV Hall of Fame and Museum

The evolution of recreational vehicles and motorhomes is on display in the “RV capital of the world."
41.7293, -85.8802
Sounding rocket.
Lanham, Maryland

NASA Goddard Rocket Garden

A lawn full of retired spacecraft on display at one of NASA's first research labs.
38.9928, -76.8470
The Athabasca Glacier has been receding at a rate of about 16 feet per year.
Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
52.8737, -118.0814
Lime kilns.
Washington, D.C.

Godey Lime Kilns

A historic ruin just 20 feet away from a busy highway onramp.
38.9037, -77.0564
Pre-Columbian gallery.
Washington, D.C.

Dumbarton Oaks

The Byzantine, pre-Columbian, and medieval art at this stately mansion are some of the most under-appreciated collections in D.C.
38.9142, -77.0639
A truck at the M*A*S*H shooting location.
Agoura Hills, California

M*A*S*H Filming Location

The show's fictional Korean medical camp was created in the Santa Monica hills.
34.0980, -118.7314
One of the many sinkholes in the park.
Nassau, Bahamas

Primeval Forest National Park

Impressive sink holes fill this untouched old-growth forest in the Bahamas.
25.0141, -77.5259
The Hjemkomst Viking Ship
Moorhead, Minnesota

Hjemkomst Viking Ship

This replica of an 8th century burial ship actually sailed to Norway before returning home to Minnesota.
46.8777, -96.7783
The Paisano Pete statue
Fort Stockton, Texas

Paisano Pete

The second largest roadrunner in the world stands 11 feet tall in his West Texas town.
30.8929, -102.8789
You'll never unsee it now.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
38.8903, -77.0332
John Paul Jones Crypt
Annapolis, Maryland

John Paul Jones' Crypt

Rediscovered after a century, the father of the American Navy was reinterred in something dredged up from Davy Jones' Locker.
38.9807, -76.4818
Bow
Annapolis, Maryland

U.S.S. Agerholm Model

This 16-foot, intricately detailed model of the Gearing-class destroyer has been called the most detailed model ship ever built.
38.9847, -76.4846
The Jefferson Pools
Warm Springs, Virginia

Jefferson Pools

Bubbling up from deep underground is the warm crystal clear water that fills the Jefferson Pools, America's oldest spa.
38.0536, -79.7808
Forest at the top of Mount Rogers.
Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

Mount Rogers

The highest point in Virginia can only be reached by passing through ponies and flowers.
36.6598, -81.5446
Cloudy Forest View
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
35.7650, -82.2651
The Summit of Mount Washington
Jackson, New Hampshire

Mount Washington

The highest point in the state of New Hampshire, and while unlikely "the worst weather in the world", it sure seems that way to hikers.
44.2710, -71.3055
Old swivel rails
Fort Washington, Maryland

Fort Washington

This little star fort down the Potomac from Washington, D.C. was once the only defensive fort protecting the capital.
38.7120, -77.0343
Skylights on the exterior porch made of red cypress.
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

Kentuck Knob

The house that Frank Lloyd Wright "(shook) out of his sleeve at will" at the age of 86.
39.8692, -79.5197
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
48.6950, -113.8169
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
Royal Gorge Bridge
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
38.4621, -105.3245