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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Denali

The king of U.S. high points towers over every other peak on the continent.
Easter Island, Chile

Orongo

This was once the center of the Birdman cult, and is now a World Heritage Site.
Easter Island, Chile

Mataveri International Airport

The world's most remote airport.
Easter Island, Chile

"El Gigante" and the Stone Moai of Easter Island

The largest stone Moai on Easter Island.
Barbados

Harrison's Cave

This popular tourist cave was ignored for almost 200 years before being mined into an attraction.
Simpson Bay, Saint Martin

Maho Beach

Commercial airplanes land mere feet over the heads of sunbathing beachgoers on this tiny island.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

MIT Museum: Arthur Ganson

Bouncing, delightful, mechanical art at the MIT Museum.
Boston, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
Bilbao, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
Portugalete, Spain

Vizcaya Bridge

Two towns are linked by an engineering marvel masquerading as a boring suspension bridge.
Glenslane, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
Winthrop, Massachusetts

Deer Island Treatment Plant

Second largest wastewater treatment plant in the country.
Milton, Massachusetts

Great Blue Hill

The hill that gave the Massachusett tribe, and later the state, its name.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
Ware, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

The largest body of water in Massachusetts annihilated four small towns just to slake Boston's thirst.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments Mark I

This massive World War II calculator hearkens back to the days when "computer" was a job title.
Boston, Massachusetts

Fort Independence (Castle Island)

On a former island, this old fortification once used to protect the Boston Area and started Edgar Allan Poe in his military career.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

Life-size bronzes of the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, Sam-I-Am, and the Lorax—and the author himself.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blaschka Glass Flowers

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a father and son.