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Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Depression Era Dinosaur Park

One of America's first dinosaur parks gives a window into Depression-era paleontology.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Art Alley

Thanks to a loophole in the property ownership this alleyway has become a cacophonous street gallery.
Rapid City, South Dakota

The Rapid City Presidents

Every president in history is immortalized in bronze in downtown Rapid City.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
Venice, Italy

Torcello Bell Tower

Stare out over the lagoon and beyond from this 10th-century campanile on the island where the city of Venice began.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Hansen's Sno-Bliz Snoballs

The first patented shaved-ice machine heralded a snowy wonderland of iced treats at a favorite New Orleans summer shack.
New York, New York

Ear Inn

One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).
New York, New York

United Nations Delegates Lounge

What happens here stays here – unless it affects the whole world.
New York, New York

Bryant Park Bathroom

The fanciest public restroom in New York City boasts fresh flowers, art, and a classical music soundtrack.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.
New York, New York

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.
New York, New York

New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

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

Mosaic Votive Skull

The turquoise-studded skull of a long-dead Aztec man sits within Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology.
Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza Santos Degollado

A grand entrance to one of the world's smallest Chinatowns.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monolith of Tlaloc

This colossal ancient sculpture of the monstrous Aztec rain god has a literally stormy history.
Mexico City, Mexico

Disk of Death

This strange sculpture of a menacing skull surrounded by sun rays was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Mexico City, Mexico

Coatlicue Statue

Come face to face with the ferocious visage of the serpent-headed mother goddess of the Aztecs.
Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.
Mexico City, Mexico

Xochipilli

The most complete statue of this Aztec god sits a top a throne carved with images of hallucinogenic plants.
Mexico City, Mexico

Dualidad Mural

This immense scene of a cosmic battle between a jaguar and serpent illustrates the Aztec concept of the duality of life.