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Places visited in York, Maine
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Berkeley, California

Sather Tower

The century old tower at UC Berkeley is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, home to 61 bells and some fossils.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Barnes Foundation

Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum.
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Zaisan Memorial

A huge communist-era propaganda monument and mural that offers stunning views of the Mongolian capital.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Rotonda del Mar

A Lovecraftian altar of nightmarish bronze chairs sits ominously on a boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Kilauea, Hawaii

Mokolea Lava Pools

Submerged lava formations create incredible waterworks.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
Québec City, Québec

Musee du Fort

A 400-square foot model of historic Quebec is the playing field for a state of the art light and sound show.
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Walnut Street Bridge

Once decrepit and slated for demolition, now one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world.
Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center

One person's lost luggage is another person's treasure.
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock

Who needs fancy modern water slides when this giant North Carolina rock works just as well?
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
Brooklyn, New York

The Carousel in Prospect Park

You can still ride this 100-year-old work of art in Brooklyn's largest public park.
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!