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Reykjavik, Iceland

EVE Online Monument

This monument to one of the largest science fiction games of all time bears the names of hundreds of thousands of players.
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Columbia, Missouri

Blind Boone House

The modest, restored home of the legendary ragtime musician John William 'Blind' Boone.
WaKeeney, Kansas

WaKeeney North Pole

The holiday spirit lingers year-round in the "Christmas City of the High Plains."
Columbia, Missouri

BoatHenge

Like Stonehenge but with boats and oodles more charm.
Columbia, Missouri

McBaine Bur Oak

This majestic tree has survived 400 years of storms, droughts, and floods, and is a beloved natural landmark in Missouri.
Heligoland, Germany

Heligoland

This strategic isle was once swapped between empires and almost entirely destroyed in a bomb explosion.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Detmold, Germany

Hermannsdenkmal

This proud Teutonic warrior rises out of a German forest heralding a victory and measuring lightning.
St. Louis, Missouri

Compton Hill Water Tower

One of few surviving standpipe water towers in the U.S.
St. Louis, Missouri

1904 World's Fair Flight Cage

What was meant to be a temporary exhibit is now a permanent fixture at the St. Louis Zoo filled with beautiful birds.
Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Icebox

Curious cave that stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.
Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
Douglas, Wyoming

Former World's Largest Jackalope

This Wyoming town is clearly fascinated with the mythical creature it invented.
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
New Iberia, Louisiana

Jungle Gardens

A swamp and garden tour featuring local wildlife and exotic botanical specimens from around the world.
Barcelona, Spain

Saint Joseph Oriol Plaque

Saint Joseph was said to heal the deaf and blind, but it was a much smaller miracle that got him canonized.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Carbondale, Colorado

Penny Hot Springs

A little-known hot spring haven right below the highway.
Bahamas

Swimming Pigs of Big Major Cay

An island ruled by pigs, with a special skill.