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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under environmental threat.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the United States is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
Cameron, Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Drummond, Montana

Garnet, Montana

This amazingly preserved Gold Rush town is a historian's dream.
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
Montreal, Québec

Marché Jean-Talon

Montreal's giant farmer's market is a foodie's best friend, especially in the winter months.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Cherry Springs State Park

"Dark Sky Park" is heaven on Earth for astronomers, one of the rare U.S. locations with no artificial light pollution.
Austin, Pennsylvania

Austin Dam

When the Austin Dam failed it destroyed much of Austin...and then it failed again.
Coudersport, Pennsylvania

Coudersport Ice Mine

Contrary to what one might expect, ice forms inside this small cavern during the summer and melts during the winter.
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

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

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Sleeping Giant

Profile of a sleeping person 4km long in 250m high cliffs.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
Beckley, West Virginia

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine

A historic coal mine that doubles as a museum and tourist attraction.
Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, this ghost town is looked after by the National Park Service.
Ansted, West Virginia

Mystery Hole

The "mysteries" of this quintessential roadside oddity were almost destroyed by neglect but were saved by fans of kitschy wonder.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

Nuttallburg

Hikers can still stroll beneath the long conveyer of this abandoned mining facility hidden in a West Virginia river gorge.
Fayetteville, West Virginia

New River Gorge Bridge

One day a year it is legal to jump off of this astoundingly tall bridge that spans an Appalachian gorge.
Springfield, Ohio

Hartman Rock Garden

A miniature world of concrete and stone in Springfield, Ohio.
Miamisburg, Ohio

Miamisburg Mound

The largest ancient burial mound in Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio

The Avrocar

A real flying saucer, contracted by the U.S. Air Force.