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Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel Horn Antenna

Where the embers of the Big Bang were first detected.
Fujinomiya, Japan

Tenshou-Kyousha Shrine Mermaid Mummy

Reportedly 1,400 years old, this may be the first of the Fiji Mermaids.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Earl of Sandwich

A men’s restroom became a sandwich shop.
Oxford, England

Alice's Shop

The shop where the girl who inspired the beloved character once bought sweets is now a book-themed commercial curiosity.
New York, New York

Marie's Crisis

Those belting out show tunes might not realize this piano bar marks the site where Thomas Paine died in 1809.
Asunción, Paraguay

Casa de la Independencia

The fighters and conspirators that won independence for Paraguay held secret meetings at this historic house.
Ein Gedi, Israel

David Waterfall

The tallest waterfall in the Judean Desert is named for its connection to a biblical figure.
Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta Railway Museum

Ride aboard a centuries-year-old steam engine and explore dozens of trains parts, including an unusual "comboose."
Atlanta, Georgia

Madam C.J. Walker Museum & WERD Radio

The legacies of two historic Black American institutions live on in this unassuming brick building.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

This century-old grotesque has a mysterious history and may not actually be a rabbit.
Casa Grande, Arizona

Corona Satellite Calibration Targets

Concrete crosses scattered across the Arizona scrubland which were used to align spy satellites.
Los Angeles, California

Chase Mosaic Movie Montages

This Chase branch is an homage to Old Hollywood.
Stor-Elvdal, Norway

Storelgen (The Big Moose)

The world's largest moose statue towers above the highway between Oslo and Trondheim.
Hillsboro, Oregon

Airplane Home in the Woods

This converted Boeing 727 makes a surprisingly comfortable residence for one man and his family.
Gnisvärd, Sweden

Gnisvärd Stone Ships

Ancient stone graves shaped like ships provided a Viking-like burial to carry the dead to the afterlife.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
Subotica, Serbia

Subotica's Art Nouveau Synagogue

Religious perseverance and cultural coexistence manifest in an architectural gem that multiple wars couldn't topple.
Jiutepec, Mexico

Camino Real Sumiya

The tragic heiress Barbara Woolworth Hutton built her seventh husband this Japanese-inspired palace in Mexico.
Tokyo, Japan

Mistral Bleu Train Bar

A cool dive bar, off the beaten track.
South Pasadena, California

Cawston Ostrich Farm

The most popular attraction in Southern California was once a flock of ornery bipedal birds that pulled carts.
Natchez, Mississippi

Under-the-Hill Saloon

A 200-year-old bar is all that remains of one Mississippi River town's rough-and-tumble past.
New York, New York

The Sale of Manhattan

Down a stairway in the East Village, you could once read a plaque describing an alternate history of Manhattan.