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Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
New York, New York

New York Federal Gold Vault

More gold than anywhere else, ever.
Lakehurst, New Jersey

Hindenburg Crash Site

The site of one of history's most indelible and horrific tragedies.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is sacred to Native Hawaiians, and home to a dozen world-class observatories.
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

The world's tallest doric column is this Ohio monument to a naval victory in the War of 1812.
Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus.
Summerland Key, Florida

Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower

Bat house that has only ever housed bat for one night; they all flew away and never came back.
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The United States’s oldest funicular railway glides up and down a steep Pittsburgh street.
Postojna, Slovenia

Olm

The "dragon babies" of southeastern Europe.
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
Nackawic, New Brunswick

World's Largest Axe

The largest axe on the planet contains a time capsule that seems like it may never be discovered.
Marseille, France

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

This modern museum of Mediterranean culture is surrounded by a surreal concrete honeycomb.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B

Empty, but not abandoned, this cavernous Brooklyn loading dock was once considered the largest individual building in the world.
Weehawken, New Jersey

Weehawken Dueling Grounds

The boulder on which Alexander Hamilton laid his head as he died can still be visited on the New Jersey coast.
Ithaca, New York

The A. D. White Library

The library of every book lover's dreams.
New York, New York

The Sugar House Prison Window

An odd, ancient window that may have once been part of a brutal prison is embedded in the side of New York's Police Plaza.
Tuxedo Park, New York

Sterling Lake Iron Works

The remains of the furnace and iron works that produced the massive Hudson River Chain still stand in the woods of New York.
Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania

Delaware River Viaduct

This huge, disused viaduct is now a crumbling concrete underworld of covered in years of graffiti.
Boiceville, New York

Steve Heller's Fabulous Furniture (and Sculpture Garden)

Homemade rockets, dinosaurs, and robots make this New York small business much more than a furniture store.