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Ithaca, New York

Cayuga Nature Center

A six-story treehouse offers spectacular views of New York's Finger Lakes region.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

If Nic Cage ever dies he will be buried inside this controversial New Orleans pyramid.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sazerac Bar

This bar named after the world's first mixed cocktail was home to one of New Orleans' most notorious politicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
Washington, D.C.

Dumbarton Oaks

The Byzantine, pre-Columbian, and medieval art at this stately mansion are some of the most under-appreciated collections in D.C.
Washington, D.C.

National Bonsai Museum

One of the dwarven trees dates back to 1625 and survived the Hiroshima bombing.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Queens, New York

Houdini's Grave

The final resting place of the great escape artist, where some still gather to wait for his escape from death.
New York, New York

Jefferson Market Library

Named the fifth most beautiful building in America in 1885, this former courthouse boasts the best view in the Village.
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Los Angeles, California

Biddy Mason Memorial Park

A beautiful memorial tells the story of a former slave whose kindness shaped a burgeoning LA.
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
Ithaca, New York

The Sagan Planet Walk

Pluto is still considered a planet in Ithaca, New York.