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Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Washington Island, Wisconsin

Schoolhouse Beach

This pebble beach is so beautiful that even taking the rocks is against the law.
Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island

Island where motor vehicles are banned -- home to the only carless highway in the United States.
Mackinac County, Michigan

The Mackinac Bridge

The fourth-longest suspension bridge the world, connecting one Michigan peninsula to another.
Puno, Peru

Taquile Island

On this tiny spot of land in the middle of Lake Titicaca the only ones who do the knitting are the men.
Puno, Peru

The Uros People of Lake Titicaca

The Uros people live on floating reed islands in lake Titicaca.
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
Urubamba, Peru

The Former Wiñay Wayna Pub

This is why we can't have nice things on the Incan Trail.
Dongcheng Qu, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
Moscow, Russia

Padlock Tree Park

Dozens of padlock-trees along the Moscow River.
Moscow, Russia

Miniature Moscow

Back in the tiny USSR.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
Listvyanka, Russia

Museum Retro Park

A tiny park off the beaten path covered in ingenious scrap metal sculptures.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Genghis Khan Statue Complex

Enormous statue of the Emperor of the Mongols.
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Safe House

A place to eat for on-the-run agents and espionage enthusiasts.
North Freedom, Wisconsin

Dr. Evermor's Forevertron

"World's largest scrap metal sculpture" stands in an outsider art sculpture garden in the middle of Wisconsin.
Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

Cave of the Mounds

This cave holds a surprisingly colorful variety of geological oddities.
Middleton, Wisconsin

Mustard Museum

Over 5,000 contemporary and "historic" mustards from around the world.
Madison, Wisconsin

Forest Products Laboratory

Where experiments are conducted on all things wood.
Madison, Wisconsin

John Muir's Alarm Clock Desk

Before he was America’s most famous conservationist, John Muir was an ingenious mechanical inventor.