Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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"'Surveillance State?' You betcha!"
Mexico City, Mexico

C4I4

Mexico City's residents are being watched by this state surveillance headquarters, designed by architects with a flair for intimidation.
19.4254, -99.1184
Papantla de Olarte, Mexico

El Monumento al Volador (Monument to Flying)

A massive yet whimsical statue pays homage to the art and joy of flight.
20.4567, -97.3156
Ángela Peralta Theater
Mazatlán, Mexico

Ángela Peralta Theater

This restored opera house is named after a soprano known for tragic romance, exile, and a truly uncomfortable wedding
23.1956, -106.4219
The raw power of 600,000 candles
Mazatlán, Mexico

El Faro de Mazatlán

From Nunavut to Tierra del Fuego, you won't find any lighthouse higher than this one.
23.1813, -106.4255
Down the Canal Ahogada.
Mexico

The Deadly Rio Lerma

The Rio Lerma (Chignahuapan) in El Salto, Mexico, is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. It’s covered in white foam, and falling in can kill.
20.2312, -102.6643
Janitzio, Mexico

Statue of José Maria Morelos

Climb through the life of a Mexican hero as you ascend a 130-foot statue
19.5745, -101.6513
Cabeza de Juárez
Mexico City, Mexico

Cabeza de Juárez

This giant expressionist head crowns a museum devoted to a beloved Mexican leader
19.3707, -99.0402
The most famous mural in which an eagle battles a jaguar
Ixmiquilpan, Mexico

Murals at the Church of San Miguel Archangel

Bright, rebellious indigenous murals dating back to the Spanish Conquest inexplicably cover the walls of this Catholic church
20.4788, -99.2169
House of Laments
Guanajuato, Mexico

House of Laments

Kitschy horror displays now fill the house where some very real serial killing took place.
21.0378, -101.2561
Alley of the Kiss
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance
21.0162, -101.2566
Condominio Insurgentes
Mexico City, Mexico

Condominio Insurgentes

A jewel of the Mexico city skyline now slowly crumbles after surviving an earthquake
19.3363, -99.1900
Río Grande, Mexico

Hotel Quinta Real

Hotel designed around a 16th century Mexican bullring
23.8242, -103.0292
Xochicalco, Mexico

Xochicalco Pyramids

Pyramids in an ancient Mayan city where you can see remnants of people's day to day life.
18.7872, -99.2994
A view of the hacienda from atop a pyramid
Aké, Mexico

San Lorenzo Aké

A hacienda that features all things uniquely Yucatán
20.9511, -89.3048
This pillar is the only piece of evidence suggesting a Mayan Doomsday prediction
Villahermosa, Mexico

Mayan 2012 Prophecy Carvings

This singular broken pillar, now housed in a museum, was the cause of a worldwide "Mayan Doomsday" phenomenon
17.9755, -92.9351
 library
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Casa de León Trotsky

A museum in the former home of Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
19.3577, -99.1596
Entering the bustling lobby of Correo Mayor
Ejido del Centro, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground
19.4362, -99.1373
More girth than any tree in the world.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world
17.0464, -96.6363
Centro Ceremonial Otomí
Temoaya, Mexico

Centro Ceremonial Otomí

This ceremonial Mexican square looks as though it belongs in a science fiction movie
19.4654, -99.5940
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns
19.4096, -99.2224
San Juan Parangaricutiro, Mexico

Viejo San Juan Parangaricutiro

This church, buried halfway in lava rock, is all that remains of a Mexican village destroyed by a volcano
19.5331, -102.2476
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Ocampo, Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

Butterfly hell.
19.5637, -100.2969
Mummies of El Carmen
Mexico City, Mexico

The Mummies at Museo de El Carmen

Twelve natural mummies are displayed in the crypt of this former monastery school.
19.3451, -99.1895
(Flickr/Davidmag)
Mexico City, Mexico

Fuente de Tláloc

Diego Rivera's massive tiled fountain and failed infrastructure project.
19.4128, -99.1983