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Places visited in Nederland, Colorado
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Shanghai, China

Shanghai's 1933 Slaughterhouse

Rivers of cattle blood gone, a strange Escheresque building remains, the last of its kind
31.2545, 121.4921
Kane, Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This rugged area of red rocks and arches is often considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth
37.4000, -111.6833
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
Leadville, Colorado

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

An enthusiastically interactive mining museum that won't let black lung ruin the fun
39.2512, -106.2933
Trail Through an Aspen Grove
Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Elbert

The highest point in Colorado is a dangerous mix of lightning, jealousy, and thin air.
39.1178, -106.4453
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO shaped pavilion
40.7462, -73.8445
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms.
-38.2610, 175.1043
Rangeley, Maine

The Wilhelm Reich Museum

Former laboratory of radical psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich
44.9844, -70.7108
The Big Chicken
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots
33.9513, -84.5204
The Double-Barreled Cannon in all its glory
Athens, Georgia

The Athens Double Barreled Cannon

After just one epic test blast, this literal loose cannon proved too explosive for combat
33.9597, -83.3764
11 foot 8
Durham, North Carolina

The Can Opener

This North Carolina railroad trestle is a notorious big rig executioner
35.9992, -78.9100
The entrance to the Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, Virginia

Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center

At Washington's Dulles Airport is a satellite museum (no pun intended) with three quarters of a million square feet of aircraft history
38.9115, -77.4442
You'll never unsee it now.
Washington, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Marble Stripe

Look closely and you’ll notice that the color changes a third of the way up the tower.
38.8903, -77.0332
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
38.8969, -77.0235
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Theatre

Opulent downtown movie theater now houses cars as an indoor parking garage
42.3345, -83.0531
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Central Station

A Beaux-Arts triumph temporarily saved from demolition, but with an uncertain future
42.3287, -83.0775
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80 foot tire which looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair
42.2706, -83.2091
Dymaxion House
Dearborn, Michigan

Dymaxion House

The only surviving prototype for Buckminster Fuller's house of the future.
42.3031, -83.2331
Sweep of the lakefront with perched dunes in distance
Glen Arbor Township, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This national park on the shore of Lake Michigan features remarkable dunes that inspired a Chippewa legend.
44.8825, -86.0411
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's
44.9706, -93.2890
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devil's Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States
44.5904, -104.7147
Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks
44.8521, -111.3972
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park
44.4609, -110.8281