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Detroit, Michigan

McNamara Terminal Light Tunnel

Inside the Wayne County airport is an amazing collection of lights and sounds.
Toronto, Ontario

The Guild Inn Estate

The remains of a once-famous hotel that also acted as an artist colony.
Asheville, North Carolina

Odditorium

A 17th-century bezoar, dirt from an infamous site, and other curios decorate this unusual bar.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Puerta de San Juan

This colorful gate stands as an entrance to the walled city of Old San Juan.
Sponsored by Discover Puerto Rico
Asheville, North Carolina

Biltmore McDonald's

Classy up your Big Mac with bow-tied servers and chandeliers at the world's fanciest McDonald's.
Verona, Italy

Castelvecchio Museum

This medieval castle was reconstructed by Carlo Scarpa.
Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Chimney Rock

A 315-foot spire jutting out from the Blue Ridge Mountains makes for breathtaking views.
Hot Springs, North Carolina

Hot Springs

An idyllic mineral hot springs facility with a more-than checkered past.
Bethesda, Maryland

Porky The Litter Eater

This propitious plastic porcine has been petitioning park visitors to pick up after themselves for more than 50 years.
Germantown, Maryland

Ruins of Clopper Mill

The hidden ruins of a mill that is linked to an attempt to assassinate the vice president of the United States.
Chapayal, Belize

Caracol

This massive Maya archaeological site is home to the tallest man-made structure in Belize.
Clinton, Massachusetts

Wachusett Dam and Reservoir

Once the largest gravity dam in the world.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Canoe Club

This historic boathouse was constructed using salvaged lumber from burned barns.
Charleston, South Carolina

Rainbow Row

Thirteen pastel palaces in downtown Charleston add a gorgeous splash of color to the city.
Westerly, Rhode Island

Flying Horse Carousel

One of the oldest carousels in the United States is still running in the coastal village of Watch Hill.
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Site of Alice's Restaurant

You can get anything you want at the former site of the restaurant immortalized by Arlo Guthrie.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
Great Falls, Virginia

Colvin Run Mill and General Store

The only surviving 19th-century water-powered mill found in the Washington, D.C. area.
Grafton, West Virginia

Tygart Lake

A beautiful hidden gem in central West Virginia.
Tampa, Florida

Columbia Restaurant

This grand Spanish-Cuban restaurant has been serving customers for more than a century.
Townsend, Tennessee

Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church

This building contains handprints that are well over a century old.
Noord, Aruba

Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins

The remnants of an abandoned, 19th-century gold mill along Aruba's rugged northeastern coast.
Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Tide Lock Park

Long buried under the 20th-century landscape, this lift lock of the Alexandria Canal is the lone remnant of an ambitious early American transportation project.
Charleston, South Carolina

Robert Smalls Memorial

This small memorial is almost as well concealed as Smalls himself was on the night he sailed to freedom.