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New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Grounds for Sculpture

A unique sculpture park that specializes in the huge and bizarre.
Hamilton Township, New Jersey

Hamilton Station Statues

These 20-foot sculptures will help guide you from the local train station to the local sculpture garden.
San Diego, California

Pearl of the Pacific

An ode to the friendship between four Pacific Rim countries.
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Los Angeles, California

Nethercutt Collection and Museum

Rare collectibles from automated musical instruments to 250 unique automobiles.
Simi Valley, California

Ronald Reagan’s Situation Room

The White House Situation Room was taken apart in 2006 and shipped to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Playas de Rosarito Municipality, Mexico

Baja Film Studios

This seaside production studio was built to film "Titanic" and has been the wet set of choice for other Hollywood productions since.
Ensenada, Mexico

Hussong's Cantina

A 19th-century Baja cantina that many say is the birthplace of the margarita.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Earl of Sandwich

A men’s restroom became a sandwich shop.
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
Boston, Massachusetts

Emperor's Garden Restaurant

Boston's Best Dim Sum Housed in a Grand Old Theater.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Athenaeum Skin Book

A morbid secret lies hidden within the beautiful walls of the Boston Athenaeum.
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
Boston, Massachusetts

Bodega

This upscale streetwear store is hidden behind a fake Snapple machine in the back of a deli.
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
Paris, France

The wax and bones relics of Saint Vincent de Paul

Saintly bones pressed into a wax effigy of a Catholic superstar.
Paris, France

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse

A popular shrine where the Blessed Virgin allegedly appeared in 1830, displaying a holy armchair and two incorruptible remains of Lady Saints.
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Paris, France

Montparnasse Cemetery

A Parisian cemetery where the elite and artistic are interred beneath an eccentric collection of tombs.