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New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
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.
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
Bologna, Italy

Saint Catherine of Bologna

The mummified relic of St. Catherine sits forever on a golden throne.
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
Ashland, Oregon

Allen Elizabethan Theatre

Shakespeare has been brought to life in this open air theater for the better part of a century.
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cape Foulweather

The first North American landing spot for James Cook on his third voyage of discovery in the Pacific.
Mount Hood, Oregon

Mount Hood

Despite a legend that says this highest peak in Oregon was climbed in high heels scores of people have died on its slopes.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Pasadena, California

Worldwide Church of God Historical Site

Mid-Century Modern Meets Millionaire’s Row.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
George, Washington

George Washington Bust in George, WA

A bust of the first president welcomes visitors to the only town in America called George, Washington.
Monroe, Washington

Wayside Chapel

The tiny church offers succor to travelers driving by, but only eight at a time.
Vantage, Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest

An exercise in patience and imagination, where Mother Earth turned common stuff into precious hidden treasures.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
Seattle, Washington

The Wall of Death

A "sinister, whimsical, tacky, and really orange" public art installation hidden under a Seattle bridge.