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Rome, Italy

The Catacombs of San Sebastian

Jesus' footprints and the first catacombs in the world.
Richland, Washington

Hanford Site

Nuclear reactor created the plutonium used on Nagasaki.
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
Pompeii, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
Seattle, Washington

Blue Moon Tavern

This popular bar has been blurring the line between normal and edgy for more than 75 years.
Portland, Oregon

The Hat Museum

Their motto is, "We've been bonkers for hats even longer than you have!"
Longwood, Florida

The Senator

The culprit who accidentally lit this 3,500-year-old tree on fire stated "I can't believe I burned down a tree older than Jesus."
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
Key West, Florida

Truman's Little White House

A historic presidential getaway on the continental United States' southernmost island.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Old West.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
Edinburgh, Scotland

James Lind's Memorial Tablet

The world's first experimental nutritionist is memorialized as "The Hippocrates of naval medicine."
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
Victoria, British Columbia

Fan Tan Alley

The narrowest street in Canada was once a spot for dastardly doings, now a historic piece of Chinatown.
Colwood, British Columbia

Fisgard Lighthouse

An operating lighthouse from the 1860s.
Tilden, Texas

Boot Hill Cemetery

"They died with their boots on."
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Wreck of the E.C. Waters

No Gordon Lightfoot song, only a barebones monument to greed.
Long Beach, Washington

Marsh's Free Museum

Home of Jake the Alligator Man, the mummified remains of a cigar smoking, cross-dressing celebrity of the Northwestern coast.
San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate.