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London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
London, England

London Transport Museum

Its collection includes a broad array of social, geographic, graphic design, and political history.
London, England

Rules

Classic game cookery takes center stage at what's widely considered London's oldest restaurant.
London, England

Greenwich Foot Tunnel

A 1,215-foot tunnel transports pedestrians beneath the River Thames.
London, England

Tulip Stairs

The first geometric self-supporting spiral stairs in Britain are a truly beautiful sight.
London, England

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
Oxford, England

Alice's Shop

The shop where the girl who inspired the beloved character once bought sweets is now a book-themed commercial curiosity.
Brighton, England

'Twins'

These shopping center benches are actually a modern art installation.
Knoxville, Tennessee

The Sunsphere

Knoxville’s architectural icon was the symbol of the 1982 World’s Fair, even catching the googly eye of Bart Simpson.
Asheville, North Carolina

Peace Gardens & Market

A nourishing complex of found object art, paintings, and sculptures that celebrate key figures in Black history.
Leavenworth, Kansas

C.W. Parker Carousel Museum

This quaint museum lets you take a ride on its antique carousels.
KCMO, Missouri

Kessler Park Reservoir

An abandoned concrete jungle surrounded by a lush park.
Kansas City, Missouri

Dalí Collection at Hallmark Visitors Center

The famous greeting card maker owns a collection of paintings by the famed surrealist.
Sappington, Missouri

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Giant works of art interspersed throughout meadows and woodlands offer a new discovery at every turn.
Santa Claus, Indiana

Santa Claus, Indiana

You thought Santa Claus didn't exist, but it turns out you were wrong.
Louisville, Kentucky

Gallop to Glory

This hidden jockey “walk of fame” celebrates the winning riders of the Kentucky Derby.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
Dennis, Massachusetts

Cape Cinema

The ceiling of this vintage movie palace is covered in fantastic Art Deco murals.
Washington, D.C.

'Cartwheel' Tower

Washington's top-secret Cold War-era doomsday communications tower is located in a small neighborhood park.
Washington, D.C.

Embassy Gulf Service Center

Behind an abandoned storefront is an example of pioneering 1930s gas station architecture.
Washington, D.C.

Freezing Newsmen Plaque

A small token of gratitude from freezing cold journalists who were given a warm haven while covering JFK's inauguration.
Washington, D.C.

Capital Transit Co. Streetcar Barn

Before Metro, Washington had a robust streetcar network—and you see the remains of this infrastructure if you know where to look.
Washington, D.C.

Fort Reno Park

The only Civil War battle in Washington D.C. took place near this highest natural point in the city.