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Boys Town, Nebraska

World's Largest Ball of Stamps

An idle pastime becomes a record holder in Boys Town, Nebraska.
Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect, phallic geological spire wasn't always named so domestically.
Cooksburg, Pennsylvania

Paved Trail

Locals call this magical moss-covered walkway the "Emerald Path."
Tionesta, Pennsylvania

Nebraska Bridge

For decades, it has disappeared and reappeared as water levels rise and fall.
Hinckley, Utah

Delta Solar Ruins

A shady solar power system that couldn't hold up to the harsh desert conditions.
Delta, Utah

Topaz Museum

A museum in rural Utah documents the history of the Japanese Americans who were forcibly relocated there.
Delta, Utah

Trilobite Quarry

Dig for your own trilobites in this goldmine of invertebrates.
Antofagasta, Chile

Antofagasta Mountainside Messages

Instead of using billboards, some people here relay their messages on the side of a mountain.
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.
Cassadaga, New York

Lily Dale Spiritualist Community

Town full of spiritualists, some of whom are mediums, is still in full swing after 130 years.
Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania

Kinzua Bridge

Once the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this iron railroad bridge was decimated by a tornado.
Linesville, Pennsylvania

Linesville Spillway

"Where the ducks walk on fish."
Titusville, Pennsylvania

Drake Well Museum

Where the oil industry began.
Pleasantville, Pennsylvania

Pithole City

The site of America's first commercial oil well essentially disappeared after the town went bust.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower Stairs

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Toronto, Ontario

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

The oldest landmark of Toronto is a testament to shifting sands.
Cartagena, Colombia

The Palace of the Inquisition

This elegant Colombian fortress was one of the torture headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition.
Cartagena, Colombia

Door Knockers of Cartagena

The colonial city's social history is reflected in its fanciful door knockers.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
Encinitas, California

Encinitas Boat Houses

These unusual houses look like giant boats that washed ashore on a residential street.
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

Scenic mount trashmore, Virginia Beach's most curious waterfront still has a couple of secrets.
San Diego, California

PSA Flight 182 Crash Site

An inconspicuous suburban street corner is the site of San Diego's worst air disaster.