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Queens, New York

Geographic Center of New York City

This mysterious marker puzzles pedestrians and infuriates geographers.
San Jose, California

Show Your Stripes

Anyone can control this glittery light installation with just a phone call.
Whitethorn, California

Enchanted Forest

A grove of "candelabra redwoods" deep in California's Lost Coast.
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur

A blend of art, antiquities, and Americana fill this museum, surrounded by whimsical, enchanting gardens.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

International Intellectual and Puzzle Museum

An institution dedicated to curiosity, logic, riddles, and Mongolia's long history of puzzles.
London, England

Rules

Classic game cookery takes center stage at what's widely considered London's oldest restaurant.
New Taipei City, Taiwan

Houtong Cat Village

Once a prosperous mining village, this tiny Taiwanese town is now overrun with cute cats.
New York, New York

The Sugar House Prison Window

An odd, ancient window that may have once been part of a brutal prison is embedded in the side of New York's Police Plaza.
New York, New York

Clock Tower Building

A historic 1890s architectural masterpiece with an iconic clock tower that, once open to the public, now faces an uncertain future.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

REM Eiland

This pirate-broadcasting-tower-turned-restaurant played a rebellious role in the history of Dutch television.
London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders.
London, England

God's Own Junkyard

A kaleidoscopic warehouse-maze of handmade neon signs.
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
Komiža, Croatia

Blue Cave of Bisevo

An ethereal glowing blue ocean cave in Croatia.
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
Tambon Chiang Haeo, Thailand

Lotus Lake

Stunning wetlands ablaze with pink lotus flowers.
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
Queens, New York

Cassinelli Pasta

The oldest pastificio in Queens offers visitors fresh noodles and a peek inside the macaroni-making magic.
Queens, New York

Luna de Xelajú

Deliciousness abounds at a Guatemalan restaurant masquerading as a pizzeria.
New York, New York

Sambar and Wild Dog Diorama

This taxidermy scene brings the struggle for survival in the Indian jungle to a quiet corner of a Manhattan museum.
London, England

Topolski's 'Memoir of the Century'

Tucked inside a South Bank bar is an epic expressionist chronicle of the 20th century.
Cañon City, Colorado

Garden Park Fossil Area

The site of the "Bone Wars" between two rival paleontologists during the dinosaur rush of the 19th century.
Dunloe Upper, Ireland

Gap of Dunloe

Traveling this mountain pass reveals quaint stone buildings, stunning Irish scenery, and a bridge said to grant wishes.