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Istanbul, Turkey

Piri Reis Map at Topkapi Palace

1513 Turkish world map, full of European state secrets and snarky commentary.
Detroit, Michigan

Motown Museum

Berry Gordy Jr.'s old home and the original headquarters of Motown Record Corporation.
Cleveland, Ohio

St. Theodosius Cathedral

This Czar-funded, onion-domed, lavishly muraled Orthodox Church played a starring role in "The Deer Hunter."
Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

The world's tallest doric column is this Ohio monument to a naval victory in the War of 1812.
Cleveland, Ohio

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

Cleveland's giant "free" stamp is a nod to the Civil War, but was misinterpreted for years.
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building

Marvel at this turn-of-the-century masterpiece that has been turned into a rather stately supermarket.
Yavapai County, Arizona

Montezuma Castle

Ninety feet off the valley floor is an ancient dwelling put under protection of the U.S. government by Teddy Roosevelt.
Savannah, Georgia

Dotson Runway Graves

Two flush headstones mark the only known graves to be embedded in an airport runway.
East Cleveland, Ohio

Warner and Swasey Observatory

This lovely university observatory continues to sit abandoned since its potential savior was sent to jail for fraud.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Kent, Ohio

Site of Kent State Shootings

Memorials and tributes scattered across the university grounds remember a famous national tragedy of the Nixon era.
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

James A. Garfield's Memorial and Tomb

The only presidential monument to display a late POTUS's actual casket.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Haserot Angel

The angel of death appears to weep black tears at this grave marker.
Savannah, Georgia

The Paris Market

This quirky curiosity shop takes its cues from the world's bazaars.
Savannah, Georgia

Rousakis Plaza Echo Square

"X" marks the spot of an echo chamber in the middle of a plaza.
Savannah, Georgia

Grave of Corinne Elliot Lawton

This haunting tombstone comes complete with a heartbreaking story of love and loss.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
Miami, Florida

Miami Circle

A perfect circle of twenty-four mysterious holes dates back to prehistoric time.
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
Coral Gables, Florida

Venetian Pool

The only swimming pool listed on the National Register of Historic Places is emptied and refilled each day with naturally filtered water.
Heraklion, Greece

Knossos

A minotaur, a labyrinth, and a dubious restoration pull in visitors from around the world.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.