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Tucson, Arizona

Lisa Frank Factory

The fading, forgotten remains of a once bright and booming factory.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pueblo Harvest

Eat like pre-Columbian Native Americans in this New Mexico restaurant within the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
Toronto, Ontario

'Woodpecker Column'

The giant birds honor two native North American species.
Lordsburg, New Mexico

Shakespeare Ghost Town

Some of the Old West's most notorious outlaws frequented this mining town.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

This massive stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Washington, D.C.

Inside the Capitol Dome

The walls of the iconic dome are hollow and have a secret stairway.
Abiquiu, New Mexico

Ghost Ranch

Its history includes dinosaur fossils, cattle rustlers, Georgia O'Keeffe, and a mythical giant rattlesnake named Vivaron.
Antonito, Colorado

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

An antique narrow gauge railway line still running through the Colorado and New Mexico mountains.
Shengshan Island, China

Houtouwan

This abandoned fishing settlement may well be the greenest village in the world.
Hatch, New Mexico

Sparky's

A wealth of pop culture statuary and green chile dishes give this roadside restaurant clout.
San Diego, California

Fallen Star

This little blue house pokes out over the campus of UC San Diego, seven stories high.
DeKalb, Illinois

The Egyptian Theatre

This architectural stunner is one of the few surviving Egyptian Revival theaters in the U.S.
Springfield, Illinois

Proud Raven Totem Pole

Abraham Lincoln's likeness rests at the top of this giant totem pole.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Bartlett, Illinois

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha Mandir Chicago

This elaborate Hindu temple is located in a Chicago suburb, but looks like it was transported directly from India.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Chizhik Pyzhik

Perhaps the tiniest sculpture in Saint Petersburg is a little bronze finch inspired by a song.
Abiquiu, New Mexico

Echo Amphitheater

Natural sonic phenomenon comes with a grisly legend of murder and blood.
Belleville, Wisconsin

Stewart Tunnel Ice Formations

Every winter, the wind carves blocks of frozen water into beautiful abstract shapes inside this unusually curved tunnel.
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
Brookfield, Illinois

Brookfield Zoo's Sinclair Dinosaur

It was originally part of a "terrible lizards" collection at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Beloit, Wisconsin

Angel Museum

The world’s largest collection of angel figurines includes 600 black angels donated by Oprah Winfrey.