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Bracewell Radio Sundial
Magdalena, New Mexico

Bracewell Radio Sundial

A one-of-a-kind sundial at the Very Large Array honors a radio astronomy pioneer, incorporating the original piers from his breakthrough radio telescope.
34.0742, -107.6227
Bisti Badlands
Farmington, New Mexico

Bisti Badlands

Seemingly grown on some other world, these New Mexico rock formations look like a disused science fiction set.
36.3045, -108.1187
AMAFCA's tumbleweed snowman
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tumbleweed Snowman

A nuisance most times of the year, Albuquerque found the perfect use for tumbleweeds at Christmastime.
35.1075, -106.6132
Benson, Arizona

Kartchner Caverns

Limestone caves with spectacular showcase chambers.
31.8367, -110.3488
Collection of rock art at La Cieneguilla
Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site

These Pre-Columbian petroglyphs contain representations of birds, deer, hunters, and even some early Native flute players.
35.6053, -106.1214
Lost City Museum
Overton, Nevada

Lost City Museum

Preserving the remains of Native American cultures which otherwise would have been submerged behind Hoover Dam.
36.5315, -114.4409
Monument to the Soviet Army
Sofia, Bulgaria

Monument to the Soviet Army

A Bulgarian monument to Russia's role in World War II is constantly being painted in pop culture protest.
42.6917, 23.3364
Boldt Castle
Wellesley Island, New York

Boldt Castle

A castle built for love, and abandoned due to heartbreak.
44.3443, -75.9227
Saint Elijah's Monastery (Dair Mar Elia), south of Mosul, Iraq, was cared for by the Chaldean Church for centuries, and Christian pilgrims continued to visit the ruins
Mosul, Iraq

Dair Mar Elia

The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq until ISIS blew it up twice and then drove over it with bulldozers.
36.2925, 43.1309
Singapore

Bronze Bathers

The most playful of the life-sized statues that make up Singapore's "People of the River."
1.2869, 103.8495
Chunking Mansions malls.
Hong Kong

Chungking Mansions

Teeming with illegal goods and services, this towering maze of vice is also a popular tourist accommodation.
22.2965, 114.1728
Seoul, South Korea

War Memorial of Korea

Home to more than 13,000 pieces of war memorabilia and military equipment.
37.5295, 126.9647
An original sign
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Wild West.
31.7199, -110.0702
The world's largest rose tree
Tombstone, Arizona

Rose Tree Museum

The world's largest rose bush has literally outgrown the pioneer museum it was planted behind.
31.7120, -110.0675
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts.
31.7120, -110.0652
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Curtain of Fire

An erupting wall of magma.
19.3552, -155.2533
A small group stands as close as they dare
Pāhoa, Hawaii

Big Island Lava Flow

Watch the newest land on the planet form before your eyes.
19.3956, -154.9331
Kukaniloko Birthing Site
Wahiawa, Hawaii

Kukaniloko Birthing Site

This ancient Hawaiian stonehenge may have been set up as a sort of primitive star chart.
21.5048, -158.0364
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paju, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
37.9164, 126.6987
The Demarcation Line marking the border between the two countries
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
37.9556, 126.6766
The Very Large Array
Datil, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.
34.1451, -107.8437
Sandia Park, New Mexico

TinkerTown

"I did this all while you were watching TV."
35.1689, -106.3659
Poised to go sledding at White Sands National Monument.
Tularosa, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
32.7872, -106.3270