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London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

The Embassy of the Republic of Texas

An alleyway plaque is all that remains of the independent Texas' envoy that forgot to pay their rent for over a century.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Utrecht, Netherlands

Museum Speelklok

This Netherlands museum holds a gloriously mechanical collection of ornate musical automata.
Anna, Illinois

King Neptune Memorial

This simple gravestone remembers a pig who single-hoofedly raised $19,000,000 for the Navy.
Benton, Illinois

George Harrison Commemorative Mural

The famous Beatle secretly visited this Illinois town several times to visit his sister.
Makanda, Illinois

Monument to Boomer the Hero Dog

This odd stone memorial remembers a loyal dog who offended the rail barons with his speed and saved his master with his pee.
Alto Pass, Illinois

Bald Knob Cross of Peace

Even with its slightly risible name this colossal cross is still able to inspire awe.
Jadwin, Missouri

Welch Spring Hospital Ruins

Once an ambitious nature spa these forest ruins now provide a serene monument to failure.
Lesterville, Missouri

Johnson's Shut-Ins

Erosion and time have created a naturally-formed water park.
Collinsville, Illinois

Illinois Woodhenge

Fresh wooden posts have been added to ancient holes to recreate a primitive henge clock.
St. Louis, Missouri

Cotton Belt Freight Depot

An abandoned factory along the Mississippi coated by a giant mural.
St. Louis, Missouri

Venice Cafe

This mosaic-covered bar is brimming with curated curios.
St. Louis, Missouri

World Chess Hall of Fame

A chessmaster's dream destination.
St. Louis, Missouri

1904 World's Fair Flight Cage

What was meant to be a temporary exhibit is now a permanent fixture at the St. Louis Zoo filled with beautiful birds.
St. Louis, Missouri

Grant's Farm

What was once a presidential estate is now an exotic menagerie and home to the Budweiser Clydesdales.
Sappington, Missouri

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Giant works of art interspersed throughout meadows and woodlands offer a new discovery at every turn.
Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec Caverns

400 million-year old limestone caverns nestled in the Ozarks served as shelter and a hideout for cultures throughout North American history.
Cuba, Missouri

Former World's Largest Rocking Chair

The world's second largest rocking chair is found on Route 66 in Cuba... Missouri.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

North Shore Dance Paving Stones

Follow the steps, and this roadside artwork will teach you how to dance.
Metropolis, Illinois

The Super Museum

You have to love a museum with a truly dedicated focus. A focus on Superman, for example.
Cambridge, England

Queens' College Moondial

A complicated contraption for telling time by the moon.