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Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Writers Walk

Quotes and poems etched on stone plaques are hidden along this waterfront walkway.
Wellington, New Zealand

Bucket Fountain

Referred to as "the crappiest fountain ever," this sculpture has been splashing unknowing passersby since 1969.
Wellington, New Zealand

Lobster Loos

These concrete crustaceans are actually public restrooms.
Wellington, New Zealand

Zealandia

The world's first fully-fenced urban ecosanctuary is a haven for New Zealand's rare and endangered species.
Tokyo, Japan

Asakusa Underground Street

Stuck in a bygone era, the oldest subterranean shopping street in Japan hides beneath the popular Asakusa district of Tokyo.
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."
Kyoto, Japan

Nishiki Market

This 700-year-old street food market features baby octopus and soy donuts.
Paju, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
Paju, South Korea

Bridge of No Return

The site of many tense prisoner exchanges across the Military Demarcation Line between North and South Korea.
Paju, South Korea

Dora Observatory

The best place for scenic views of the DMZ and North Korea.
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
Progress Valley, New Zealand

Koropuku Falls

The Catlins region has a bounty of breathtaking waterfalls, the best is arguably Koropuku Falls—a majestic waterfall with an enchanting bush walk.
Ohakune, New Zealand

Ohakune Carrot

The largest model carrot in the world.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Dance-O-Mat

A coin-operated washing machine turned jukebox, complete with an outdoor dance floor.
Cape Reinga, New Zealand

Te Paki Sand Dunes

Mounds of fine golden sand that can rise nearly 500 feet tall.
Coromandel, New Zealand

Driving Creek Railway

This incredible narrow-gauge mountain railway was created by a ceramic artist.
Salem, Massachusetts

Proctor's Ledge

A quiet memorial marks the spot where the victims of the Salem Witch Trials were executed.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Rapid City, South Dakota

McDonald’s Quarter Pounder Monument

Calidum et Deliciose Succosum!
Philip, South Dakota

Giant Prairie Dog

A six-ton, 12-foot-tall concrete prairie dog is touted as the largest in the world.
Sundance, Wyoming

The Quaal Windsock

An antique Beechcraft airplane serves as a giant windsock for people driving through the blustery open country of eastern Wyoming.
Dunseith, North Dakota

W'eel Turtle

A rim-made reptile in North Dakota.
Rothsay, Minnesota

World’s Largest Prairie Chicken

The statue honors the booming birds Rothsay, Minnesota, is famous for.
Blanchard, North Dakota

KVLY-TV Mast

This sky-high radio mast is formerly the tallest man-made structure in the world.