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Minsk, Belarus

National Library of Belarus

Glowing orb in Minsk houses 8,600,000 items.
Marble Canyon, Arizona

The Wave

Rippling sand dunes frozen in the Arizona rock.
Minsk, Belarus

Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment in Minsk

The apartment building where JFK's assassin lived after defecting to the Soviet Union.
Smaliavicki rajon, Belarus

Mound of Glory

A striking Soviet memorial commemorates the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis.
Tartu, Estonia

The Struve Geodetic Arc

A historic scientific breakthrough that crosses nine borders.
Lithuania

Dvina Missile Silo

Launch site for nuclear war against Western Europe.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
Midway, Utah

Homestead Crater

This geothermal hot spring hides beneath a slowly growing mineral dome.
Lidumnieki, Latvia

Skrunda-1

This abandoned secret city is a crumbling wonderland of Soviet ruins.
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
Hiiu Parish, Estonia

Hill of Crosses (Estonia)

This small Estonian hill is covered in hand-made twig crosses that are said to bring good luck.
Estonia

Hara Submarine Base

A decommissioned submarine base makes a great space for graffiti art.
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
Cañon City, Colorado

Royal Gorge Bridge

The highest bridge in America was built for an almost unnervingly small amount of money.
Divide, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
Red Cliff, Colorado

Gilman

Once an unstoppable source of gold and silver, this town came to a grinding stop when the groundwater proved deadly.
Evergreen, Colorado

Mount Evans Scenic Byway

The highest paved road in North America winds its way up Mount Evans in Colorado to an altitude of 14,130 feet above sea level.
Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Elbert

The highest point in Colorado is a dangerous mix of lightning, jealousy, and thin air.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident.
Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns

Second largest cave chamber in the world, discovered in 1898 by a sixteen year old and his friend known as "pothead."