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Jamestown, Saint Helena

Jacob's Ladder

A grueling 699-step stairway to a heavenly view of the island of Saint Helena.
Churchill, Manitoba

Miss Piggy Plane Wreck

A crash site in the heart of polar bear territory has become a beloved local landmark.
Churchill, Manitoba

Shipwreck of the MV Ithaka

The rusting hulk of a 250-foot-long merchant vessel remains where she grounded on the shore of Hudson Bay.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Back Alley Arctic

A residential service road transformed into a menagerie of larger-than-life paintings of iconic Arctic wildlife.
Little Compton, Rhode Island

Rhode Island Red Monument

A tribute to Rhode Island's state bird, a domesticated chicken breed that dominated the 19th-century poultry industry.
San Luis Obispo, California

Ah Louis Store

One of the last surviving buildings of a once large and thriving Chinatown.
Boyce, Virginia

Ginkgo Grove Garden

Every autumn, this grove of living fossils erupts in a blaze of brilliant golden-yellow leaves and stinky fruit.
Sydney, Australia

Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair

A 19th-century perch for spotting sailing ships now boasts one of the most iconic views in the Southern Hemisphere.
Nanyuki, Kenya

Ol Pejeta Rhino Cemetery

The memorial honors the lives of rhinoceroses killed by poachers.
Cambridge, Maryland

Spocott Windmill

Both the building and blades of this reconstructed 19th-century windmill can turn in a breeze.
Mullan, Idaho

Elmer's Fountain

A miner's handmade folk art fountains are tucked in the woods off a multilane highway. 
Inverness, Scotland

Old High Church Kirkyard

The oldest church in Inverness witnessed the brutal executions of many Scottish soldiers.
Invermoriston, Scotland

St. Columba's Well

It's believed this well was once plagued with evil spirits until St. Columba purified the water.
Hamilton, Ontario

Tim Hortons No. 1

The first outlet of Canada's biggest fast-food franchise has been slinging doughnuts since 1964.
Beauly, Scotland

Wych Elm of Beauly Priory

After 800 years, Europe's oldest elm tree has met its end.
Washington, D.C.

Rat Graves

Stone markers on the campus of Gallaudet University commemorate a peculiar school tradition.
Thunderbolt, Georgia

Charles F. Mills Grave Bell

A 19th-century cemetery device to ensure that the prematurely buried would be "saved by the bell."
Baywood-Los Osos, California

El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area

Home to a forest of whimsical pygmy Coast live oak.
Toronto, Ontario

'Primrose'

A touching tribute to the "Wonky Donkey."
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Thomas Wolfe's Angel

This stone statue inspired Thomas Wolfe’s 1929 novel 'Look Homeward, Angel.'
Creston, South Dakota

Creston Dinosaur

A relic of roadside lore and perhaps the first of its kind in North America.
Austin, Texas

The Goddess of Liberty

After 97 years of constant vigilance from the dome of the Texas State Capitol, the original Goddess of Liberty retired to a life of climate-controlled leisure.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Owl Bar

At this former Prohibition speakeasy, electric birds signaled the arrival of hooch.
Waterloo, New York

The Scythe Tree

A rusted blade sticks out from the trunk of this tree, left as a memorial to a young man who left to fight in the Civil War but never returned home.