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St. Augustine, Florida

Dungeon Under the Stairs at the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

It's a pretty creepy lock-up.
St. Augustine, Florida

Treasury Street

St. Augustine's record-setting narrow street was designed to protect against pirates.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Spongeorama Sponge Factory

A small museum lets visitors soak up the history of the "sponge capital of the world."
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

La Equis (The X)

A giant "X" symbolizes the blood spilled from the brutal Juarez drug wars.
Bisbee, Arizona

The Shady Dell

Collection of vintage trailers double as hotel rooms.
Bisbee, Arizona

Erie Street, Historic Lowell

A living snapshot of a different America from another time.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Wild West.
Überherrn, Germany

Europe 1 Transmitter

Most powerful transmitter in Germany only broadcasts in the French language.
Zadar, Croatia

Pillar of Shame

Now harmless, this looming post struck fear into the heart of medieval troublemakers.
Monselice, Italy

Church of San Giorgio

This Italian church is as beautiful as it is common, except for the real skulls decorating the many mannequins inside.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Wishing Wells

Carved fountains poignantly placed in parks and in front of special monuments.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

At the strike of each hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
Bolzano, Italy

Otzi the Iceman

Europe’s oldest natural human mummy.
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
Lich, Germany

Heiliger Stein (Holy Stone)

A Neolithic burial site erected around 3000 BC.
Giessen, Germany

Elefantenklo

An oversized, oddly designed pedestrian overpass has drawn comparisons to a commode for pachyderms.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates

An expansive complex of subterranean tunnels is all that remains of one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortresses.
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial

A memorial to the nearly 10,000 American soldiers laid to rest on the beaches of Normandy during WWII.
Clécy, France

Texas Marker at Pointe Du Hoc Bunker

The Lone Star plaque hangs in a bombed-out bunker in Normandy to honor a Texan colonel's heroic actions on D-Day.