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Madrid, Spain

Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery

Five million people are laid to rest here, more than the population of Madrid itself.
Madrid, Spain

Muslim Walls of Madrid

Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for decades.
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Madrid, Spain

Chamberí Ghost Station

Abandoned for decades, trains still pass through the now-restored remains of one of Madrid's first metro stations.
Lille, France

Lille Natural History Museum

An astounding collection of taxidermy, fossils, skeletons, and even a few strange live beasts.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Akhob

James Turrell's total color immersion art installation, hidden on the top floor of a luxury handbag shop.
Sun Valley, Idaho

Ernest Hemingway's Grave

Despite his legacy of work in Spain, Cuba, and Florida, the larger-than-life writer's grave is a simple affair tucked in an Idaho cemetery.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Solitude Speedway

An enormous image of Utah's salt flats made entirely from tape.
Island Park, Idaho

Yellowstone's Zone of Death

A legal loophole makes it possible to get away with murder within this 50-square-mile section of Yellowstone.
Paris, France

Sculptures de Décure

Exquisite wall sculptures carved in secret by an early quarryman in an obscure corner of the Paris Catacombs.
Boise, Idaho

Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Jail from the 19th century that was built by inmates.
Elko, Nevada

White King

The world's largest dead polar bear, immortalized by taxidermy and Hunter S. Thompson.
Winnemucca, Nevada

Humboldt Museum

Local history museum with mammoth bones and an old myth about local giants
Reno, Nevada

Wilbur D. May Museum

An eccentric millionaire's personal curio collection includes at least one shrunken head.
Cantil, California

Saltdale

Salt is slowly eating away this abandoned saltworks town in the desert.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Mono County, California

Hot Creek Geological Site

This naturally heated mountainous creek has created a group of neon blue pools of potentially deadly boiling water.
Boise, Idaho

The Black Cliffs

These black pillars of volcanic basalt seem to call mountain climbers with an unbreakable siren song.
Inyo, California

Fossil Falls

Smooth basaltic rocks tell a tale of ancient glacial waterfalls.
Sonora, California

Legends Books, Antiques & Soda Fountain

A cozy bookstore is tucked within an old gold mine shaft beneath the cafe and ice cream shop.
Hinckley, Utah

Delta Solar Ruins

A shady solar power system that couldn't hold up to the harsh desert conditions.
Genola, Utah

Tintic Standard Reduction Mill

The remains of this early 20th century refinery loom on a mountainside like a graffiti-covered fortress.