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Pāhoa, Hawaii

Puna End of the Road

In 2018, Pohoiki Road was severed by lava flowing from the eruption of Kilauea.
Washington, D.C.

Watergate Fountain

The word "Watergate" will forever be associated with the infamous scandal in 1972, but this fountain is famous in its own right.
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

An Aztec temple, the largest man-made pyramid in the world, sits buried in earth with a Spanish church set on top.
Beit Hanania, Israel

Hadrianic Aqueduct of Caesarea

Built by a king and rebuilt by an emperor, this aqueduct transported water for 1,200 years to this ancient Mediterranean hub.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Portland, Maine

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

Its unique collection details the history of the state's svelte railroads.
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
Ein Gedi, Israel

David Waterfall

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

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
Toronto, Ontario

'Woodpecker Column'

The giant birds honor two native North American species.
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (The Sailors' Church)

Small ship votives hang from the vaulted ceiling of this port-side church with a Latin inscription on the wall, "Pray for us fishermen in the hour of our death."
Montreal, Québec

Wooden Squirrel Carvings

The vaulted ceiling is home to a scurry of “squirrelgoyles.”
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monumento a la Revolución

Many people don't realize there’s a lot going on inside—and below—the world’s tallest triumphal arch.
Buffalo, New York

The Darwin D. Martin House

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's greatest—and favorite—architectural masterpieces was almost lost.
San Juan Teotihuacan de Arista, Mexico

Mural of the Great Goddess

A striking depiction of Teotihuacan's mysterious "Spider Woman."
Puebla, Mexico

Amparo Museum

This beautiful and unmissable little museum is full of fascinating artifacts from Mesoamerica's great civilizations.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo de la Medicina Mexicana

A scientific repository of goiters, boils and other ailments throughout Mexican history.