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Athens, Georgia

The Athens Double Barreled Cannon

After just one epic test blast, this literal loose cannon proved too explosive for combat.
College Park, Maryland

College Park Airport and Aviation Museum

The world's oldest continuously operating airport was founded by the Wright Brothers.
Fort Meade, Maryland

National Cryptologic Museum

A priceless collection of the Nation's cryptologic history.
Palmanova, Italy

Palmanova Star Fort

A star-shaped fortress town fort built in the geometric model of the Renaissance utopian city.
Tampa, Florida

Tampa Theatre

One of the last of the great 1920s movie palaces is a Floridian Greco-Spanish-Persian dreamscape.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Tacoma, Washington

Bridge of Glass

A beautiful footbridge with over 2,000 glass sculptures along the walls and ceiling.
Chantilly, Virginia

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

At Washington's Dulles Airport is a satellite museum (no pun intended) with three quarters of a million square feet of aircraft history.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.
Seoul, South Korea

War Memorial of Korea

Home to more than 13,000 pieces of war memorabilia and military equipment.
Akron, Ohio

Goodyear Airdock

This massive airship factory is so large that it has its own indoor weather.
Canton, Ohio

William McKinley Memorial

The 25th President's marble casket can be visited in this classical Ohio tomb.
Mansfield, Ohio

Ohio State Reformatory

Prison made famous by The Shawshank Redemption has been out of commission since 1990.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Hickam Air Base Scars

The air force base preserves its scars from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

An authentic replica of an Asian temple and garden hidden amongst the natural beauty of Hawaii.
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

In this historic region, homes and churches are carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
Kabul, Afghanistan

Tajbeg Palace

The abandoned palace stands as a wounded but proud beacon of Afghan hope.
Dublin, Ireland

St. Michan's Mummies

An Irish church where you can shake hands with an 800 year old mummy.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin's Garden of Remembrance

Amidst the bustling streets of Dublin, there is a hushed garden that is dedicated to "All those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom."
Dublin, Ireland

The Proclamation Sculpture

A particularly disconcerting tribute to Irish martyrs.
Offaly, Ireland

Birr Castle Box Hedge

The world's tallest box hedge is found in a delightful garden.