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Captiva, Florida

The Bubble Room

This kitsch eatery is chock-a-block with bric-a-brac.
Sanibel, Florida

Pistol Shrimp of Ding Darling

Just below the surface, shrimp are producing temperatures hotter than the sun.
Sanibel, Florida

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

In a city crazy for seashells this museum educates and amazes visitors using the wonder of cast-off exoskeletons.
North Fort Myers, Florida

The Shell Factory

The largest retailer of seashells in the world also claims the largest collection of taxidermy in North America.
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
London, England

The Ferryman's Seat

The last remaining example of the boatmen's perches that once dotted the south bank of the Thames.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
Washington, D.C.

National Archives Vault

An atomic bomb-proof strongbox protects the U.S. Constitution from terrorists and thieves.
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
Oxford, United Kingdom

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706.
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
London, England

Allies Sculpture

Bronze sculpture celebrating the relationship between Churchill and Roosevelt.
Reading, England

Cole Museum of Zoology

This natural history collection contains the bones of a circus elephant that seem to be chasing a whale skeleton.
London, England

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Seventy million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Seoul, South Korea

War Memorial of Korea

Home to more than 13,000 pieces of war memorabilia and military equipment.
Boston, Massachusetts

Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque

The site of one of the strangest disasters in history—a wave of deadly molasses traveling at 35 mph.
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

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

Old Powder House

Rising 30 feet in the air atop Quarry Hill, the Old Powder House is the oldest stone building in the state of Massachusetts.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Igor Fokin Memorial Sculpture

Memorial to a beloved puppeteer as well as all street performers.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Old Burial Ground

This cemetery served as the only official burial grounds in Cambridge for nearly 200 years.