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Wallace, Idaho

Oasis Bordello Museum

After this former brothel closed, its interior remained almost frozen in time.
Wallace, Idaho

North Idaho Trading Company

This oddity shop contains everything from antique tools to a human skeleton.
Cahuita, Costa Rica

Aviarios del Caribe: Sloth Sanctuary

Sloth rehabilitation center in the jungle of Costa Rica.
Berlin, Germany

The Return of the Cows

Art and a pun, all in one.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Victory Column

A monument to the three wars that led to German unification towers within a Berlin traffic circle.
Lisbon, Portugal

Church of Santa Engrácia

Portugal's National Pantheon has a history of curses, collapses and financial problems.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Jardin Majorelle

It took 40 years to build this Eden-like garden in Marrakech, later restored by Yves Saint-Laurent.
Accra, Ghana

Black Star Square

An enormous public square and parade ground built to celebrate Ghana's independence.
Colfax, Washington

The Codger Pole

A town's monument to a touch-football victory 50 years in the making.
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
Virginia City, Nevada

Ponderosa Saloon

Beneath a Virginia City bar is the entrance to an abandoned gold mine.
Washington, D.C.

D.C. War Memorial

An overlooked memorial honoring the local Washington residents who died in World War I.
Washington, D.C.

First FDR Memorial

One of the most influential presidents in U.S. history wanted only this plain, elegant monument as his lasting memorial.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
LaCrosse, Washington

Palouse Falls

An obscure waterfall that looks like something out of a fantasy novel.
Virginia City, Montana

Historic Virginia City

An entire town preserved as a historic landmark.
Quincy, Washington

Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies

This metallic stampede sits frozen on a Washington ridge yet the artist's vision is still incomplete.
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.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Los Angeles, California

The Babylon Court

This centerpiece of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is a recreation of a long-lost movie set.
Los Angeles, California

Mel Brooks Handprint

There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
Chicago, Illinois

Willis Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalleled view of Chicago.