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Port Arthur, Texas

Museum of the Gulf Coast

Hidden within a Gulf Coast port city is a wonderfully eclectic museum whose beginnings were housed in a bank window.
Austin, Texas

'Hi, How Are You' Mural

This simple frog painting created by musician Daniel Johnston embodies the spirit of Austin.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

The world's tallest statue of an American hero.
Dallas, Texas

Texas Centennial Art Deco Buildings

A "Texanic" (gigantic Texas) collection of Art Deco architecture at Dallas' historic Fair Park.
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
Waco, Texas

Dr Pepper Museum

Museum in a century-old building dedicated not just to soft drinks, but to the free enterprise system.
Waco, Texas

Waco Mammoth Site

Visitors can walk over the largest concentration of Columbian mammoths to have died from one event.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Statue of Sveta Sofia

"Holy Wisdom" overlooks the city that became its namesake.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
Frankfurt, Germany

Luftbrückendenkmal: Monument to the Berlin Airlift

The sweet story of how American cargo planes became known as "Candy Bombers" during the Berlin Blockade.
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Toy Museum

This historic toy museum brings a little whimsy to a city not usually remembered for such things.
Dusseldorf, Germany

The Gehry Buildings of Dusseldorf Harbor

Twisted buildings adorn the banks of the Rhine river.
Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Model Trains and Much More in Hamburg.
Toronto, Ontario

Bata Shoe Museum

A collection of more than 12,000 shoes, displayed in a building shaped like a shoebox.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
Federal Way, Washington

Pacific Bonsai Museum

A comprehensive collection of bonsai set in a beautiful campus.
Tacoma, Washington

Bridge of Glass

A beautiful footbridge with over 2,000 glass sculptures along the walls and ceiling.
Tacoma, Washington

Bob's Java Jive

Tacoma’s 25-foot coffee pot music spot has served up over 80 years of concrete kitsch.
Kashan, Iran

Bazaar of Kashan

A historic trade hub teeming with gorgeous architecture, colorful goods, and vibrant designs.
Yazd, Iran

Dolat Abad Windcatcher

Long before air conditioning, Persian architects found an ingenious way to cool off.
Yazd, Iran

Yazd Atash Behram

The fire inside this temple has burned for more than 1,500 years.
Shiraz, Iran

Tomb of Hafez

A dreamy mausoleum honors Persia's most famous poet.