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Tacoma, Washington

Bridge of Glass

A beautiful footbridge with over 2,000 glass sculptures along the walls and ceiling.
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building.
Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress Card Catalog

A nostalgic bibliographic gem.
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
Tampa, Florida

Hindu Temple of Florida

A gleaming white tower in ornate Indian style soars above the low-slung bungalows of north Tampa.
Lakehurst, New Jersey

Hindenburg Crash Site

The site of one of history's most indelible and horrific tragedies.
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Lechuguilla Cave

A cave's rare beauty held a cavernous secret hidden underground.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
Vatican City

Vatican Necropolis

Hidden beneath the famous St. Peter's Basilica is a veritable city of the dead that may hold the remains of St. Peter himself.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.
New York, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
Robins Air Force Base, Georgia

Museum of Aviation

A fascinating aviation museum where you can chat with the veterans who once flew the aircraft on display.
Savannah, Georgia

The Waving Girl

A statue honoring 44 continuous years of greeting passing ships.
Cordele, Georgia

Titan I Missile

A real (but thankfully not live) missile stands tall as a monument to the United States military in the small town of Cordele.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Hand of Faith Gold Nugget

The second-largest gold nugget in existence, displayed in a Las Vegas casino conveniently named the Golden Nugget.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.