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Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
San Francisco, California

Shakespeare Garden

A garden oasis filled with flowers mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare.
San Francisco, California

Benkyodo

This Japanese treats shop may have been the first business to mass-produce fortune cookies in the United States.
Chicago, Illinois

300 South Wacker Drive

A 400-foot-tall tall map of Chicago makes this once-ignored building stand out.
Dublin, Ireland

Wolfe Tone Statue

An enigmatic monument to the Irish revolutionary who plotted an uprising against British rule.
Dublin, Ireland

The Irish Elk Collection

These gigantic skeletons tower over visitors and provide insight into the creatures that once ruled over Ireland.
New York, New York

U.N. Delegates Dining Room

You don't have to be an ambassador to dine like one.
Turkey

Yanartaş

Flames have been burning within this mountain for more than 2,500 years.
Kuşadası, Turkey

Cave of Zeus

This Turkish cave boasts some rather bizarre associations with the King of Mount Olympus.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

St. George's Market

The last Victorian market in Belfast.
San Francisco, California

Mount Davidson Cross

Sitting atop San Francisco's tallest hill, a cross honors the victims of the Armenian genocide.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Titanic Memorial Garden

The only monument to name all of the passengers and crew who died on the RMS Titanic.
Mexico City, Mexico

The Animals of Parque España

Some charming, but sadly, unloved animal statues call this park home.
Berkeley, California

Wat Mongkolratanaram

Every Sunday, this Thai temple in Berkeley serves a backyard brunch.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican Calendars Exhibition at the Soumaya Museum

This collection of promotional calendars preserves a staple of mid-century Mexican pop art.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historic Park

A former mining town left unchanged since the turn of the 20th-century.
Guadalajara, Mexico

Casa ITESO Clavigero

This singular Mexican structure is considered a masterpiece of the Tapatía architectural school.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Albert Memorial Clock

This massive monument has been telling the time for 150 years—at a slight angle.
San Francisco, California

Heineman Building

This tall and trim architectural oddity is one of the skinniest buildings in San Francisco.
Berkeley, California

Berkeley Flea Market

A unique market that brings together various goods and cultures.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Yerevan, Armenia

The Matenadaran

This medieval manuscript collection has some of the most obscure and ancient texts in the world.
Palm Beach, Florida

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

This railroad and oil tycoon's lavish estate now stands as a time capsule of the Gilded Age.