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Watauga, Texas

Chef Point Bar & Restaurant

High-end dining has a home in this former gas station.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
County Durham, England

Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

Journey through this open museum where even employees remain true to period.
County Durham, England

Palace Green Library

This library dates back to the late 17th century and was one of the first public lending libraries in England.
Los Angeles, California

River Under the First Bridge

An iconic location along the Los Angeles River where countless movie scenes are filmed.
Bakersfield, California

Last Woolworth's Lunch Counter

An antique store houses the last operational diner from the defunct department store chain.
Sitka, Alaska

Saint Michael's Cathedral

The first Russian Orthodox church in North America and an Alaskan landmark.
Whittier, Alaska

Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel

Running under an entire mountain, the longest highway tunnel in North America is kept fresh using portal fans and jet fans.
Whittier, Alaska

Whittier, Alaska

This small city where almost everyone lives in the same building can only be reached via North America's longest tunnel.
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of U.S. high points towers over every other peak on the continent.
Skagway, Alaska

Arctic Brotherhood Hall

The facade of this relic from the Klondike gold rush is decorated with over 8,800 pieces of driftwood.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Sitting in the arguable birthplace of the Wild West, this museum holds the largest collection of bronco busting bric-a-brac in the world.
London, England

The Beaumont Hotel

This five-star hotel was originally a swanky parking garage.
London, England

Brown Hart Gardens

It is still illegal to "quarrel" at this unlikely urban oasis built on top of an electrical substation.
London, England

Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys

The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.
London, England

Beauchamp Tower

Graffiti from the 16th and 17th centuries cover the walls of this part of the Tower of London.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai French Concession

An out-of-place slice of France, smack in the middle of Shanghai.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

An collection of Chinese propaganda posters from 1949 to 1979.
Mumbai, India

Gilbert Hill

A 66-million-year-old rock formation stands tall over Mumbai, offering stellar city views.
Victoria, British Columbia

Fan Tan Alley

The narrowest street in Canada was once a spot for dastardly doings, now a historic piece of Chinatown.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.