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San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
Utah

Checkerboard Mesa

The unusual patterns in this rock formation result from two distinct modes of weathering.
Springdale, Utah

The Narrows

The hike through a narrow river flanked by the 2,000-foot-tall walls of Zion Canyon is one of the best in the world.
Hurricane, Utah

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel

A tunnel with windows, so you don't miss out on the impressive views.
Fairfield, Australia

Fruit Bats of Yarra Bend Park

Is there such thing as too many fruit bats? Not anymore.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
Melbourne, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

An unphotographable nightly march of tens of thousands of "fairy penguins" from sea to shore.
Melbourne, Australia

Wunderkammer

The word 'wunderkammer' translates as 'wonder-chamber'. This Wunderkammer is both a museum and a retail store.
Melbourne, Australia

Ned Kelly's Armour

The bullet-banged DIY suit of armour belonging to Australia’s most famous outlaw.
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

Every hour a secret compartment drops from this giant pocket watch, revealing a lovely surprise.
Melbourne, Australia

The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

A friendly monster lurks outside the State Library Victoria.
Melbourne, Australia

'Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby' Statue

Children's author May Gibbs' beloved stories about the tiny, human-like "Gumnut Babies" are immortalized in bronze.
Sydney, Australia

Trim the Cat

The statue honors an adventurous seafaring cat.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Sydney, Australia

'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture

A collaboration of art and ornithology mourns the calls of Sydney's lost birds.
St Kilda, Australia

St. Kilda Pier Penguin Colony

You'll find the little birds tucked within the rocks of this Australian beach.
Melbourne, Australia

Mailbox Art Space

Tiny artwork tucked within glass letterboxes form this hidden gem of an art gallery.
Berriedale, Australia

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

This controversial museum includes such detested exhibits as a chocolate suicide bomber and fecal-smelling digestion machine.
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world.
Princetown, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."