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Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

Roadside America

An indoor miniature village and labor of love for Laurence Geiringer, a model railroad enthusiast.
Sydney, Nova Scotia

World's Largest Fiddle

On the waterfront of Sydney, Nova Scotia, a 60-ft. fiddle greets incoming ships.
Nackawic, New Brunswick

World's Largest Axe

The largest axe on the planet contains a time capsule that seems like it may never be discovered.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
Glenslane, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
Costa Rica

Diquís Spheres

These mysterious ancient stone spheres were created by a civilization lost to time and are now mostly lawn ornaments.
Kennebunk, Maine

The Wedding Cake House

The most photographed house in Maine looks good enough to eat.
Putney, Vermont

Santa's Land

A classic roadside attraction on Vermont's historic Route 5.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

One of America's first spies started out as a teacher in this little red one-room schoolhouse.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small-town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
New Haven, Connecticut

Louis' Lunch

While many places make the claim, the Library of Congress says this restaurant is the birthplace of the hamburger.
East Haddam, Connecticut

Gillette Castle State Park

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Holy Land USA

A religious-themed park filled with folk art to bring biblical stories to life that fell into disrepair and now being restored.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the United States.
Portland, Maine

International Cryptozoology Museum

The world's only international cryptozoology museum is host to an unrivaled collection of mysterious objects.
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.
Montreal, Québec

Habitat 67

This 1967 experiment in modular architecture was designed to be a new model for urban living.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
Burlington, Vermont

Lake Champlain Monster Monument

Cryptid lake monster honored with its own monument.
Burlington, Vermont

Tallest Filing Cabinet on Earth

This 38-drawer structure claims the superlative title, but it isn't the world's only giant filing cabinet.