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The North Pole in August.
WaKeeney, Kansas

WaKeeney North Pole

The holiday spirit lingers year-round in the "Christmas City of the High Plains."
39.0230, -99.8859
The coincidences of the boats' proportions are just too incredible
Columbia, Missouri

BoatHenge

Like Stonehenge but with boats and oodles more charm.
38.8450, -92.3876
The Great Burr Oak.
Columbia, Missouri

McBaine Burr Oak

This majestic tree has survived 400 years of storms, droughts, and floods, and is a beloved natural landmark in Missouri.
38.8992, -92.4646
Heligoland (foreground) and Düne beyond.
Heligoland, Germany

Heligoland

This strategic isle was once swapped between empires and almost entirely destroyed in a bomb explosion.
54.1796, 7.8890
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
Hermannsdenkmal
Detmold, Germany

Hermannsdenkmal

This proud Teutonic warrior rises out of a German forest heralding a victory and measuring lightning.
51.9118, 8.8426
Compton Hill Water Tower.
St. Louis, Missouri

Compton Hill Water Tower

One of few surviving standpipe water towers in the U.S.
38.6152, -90.2396
The flight cage.
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.
38.6367, -90.2922
Devil's Icebox. (Creative Commons)
Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Icebox

Curious cave that stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.
38.8819, -92.3289
Four Corners Monument
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.
36.9990, -109.0456
Former World's Largest Jackalope
Douglas, Wyoming

Former World's Largest Jackalope

This Wyoming town is clearly fascinated with the mythical creature it invented.
42.7594, -105.3841
They seem to be trying to get to the "portholes"
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.
40.7527, -73.9759
Plants in the Jungle Garden
New Iberia, Louisiana

Jungle Gardens

A swamp and garden tour featuring local wildlife and exotic botanical specimens from around the world.
29.9499, -91.8745
Plaque of Saint Joseph Oriol.
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.
41.3821, 2.1745
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
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.
50.0895, 14.4174
Crystal River and Penny Hot Springs.
Carbondale, Colorado

Penny Hot Springs

A little-known hot spring haven right below the highway.
39.2318, -107.2272
Swimming pigs.
Bahamas

Swimming Pigs of Big Major Cay

An island ruled by pigs, with a special skill.
24.1834, -76.4565
A road sign directing you to Truth or Consequences.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
33.1284, -107.2528
The current statue is placed along the path down to Devil's Hole
St Mary, Jersey

Devil's Hole

This natural crater along the coast of Jersey may take its name from the devil statues who have watched over it.
49.2514, -2.1732
Rokers Point Settlement, The Bahamas

Underwater Plane Wreck Near Staniel Cay

One of the most accessible undersea plane wrecks in the world.
23.6193, -75.9695
Stone Circle at Castlerigg with the mountain Blencathra in the background
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
54.6031, -3.0993
The Pinnacles
Sturgeon, Missouri

The Pinnacles

A geological oddity formed by two rivers carving out a mass of limestone on both sides.
39.1337, -92.3227