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La Rotonda del Mar
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Rotonda del Mar

A Lovecraftian altar of nightmarish bronze chairs sits ominously on a boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
20.6114, -105.2346
The Long Now Orrery
San Francisco, California

Long Now Orrery

A modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
Vallaincourt Fountain
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
37.7954, -122.3953
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice.
37.7596, -122.4217
McElroy Octagon House
San Francisco, California

McElroy Octagon House

One of few lasting examples of the brief octagon craze that developed into folly.
37.7978, -122.4274
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
37.7879, -122.4033
Spreckels Mansion. (Creative Commons)
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
37.7927, -122.4275
Ceiling
San Francisco, California

450 Sutter Street

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Financial District stands a unique homage to the Mayan and Beaux Arts.
37.7897, -122.4078
Ruth Asawa's San Francisco fountain in Union Square.
San Francisco, California

Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain

Created in 1972, the famous sculptor's intricately detailed monument to San Francisco is overflowing with city landmarks.
37.7888, -122.4071
The never-completed archway of the Tobin house.
San Francisco, California

Tobin House

Half of a house.
37.7897, -122.4268
The city on fire 1906
San Francisco, California

1908 Cistern Circles

Ancient technology adopted after hard lessons in worst-case-scenario fire control.
37.7518, -122.4386
Bourbon Street
Edmonton, Canada

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.
53.5222, -113.6228
UFO Landing Pad and Center.
Saint Paul, Canada

World's First UFO Landing Pad

Canadian centennial project designed to gather information about UFOs.
53.9914, -111.3051
An aerial view of Lloydminster City Hall with the border markers along the border
Lloydminster, Canada

Lloydminster

This Canadian city is actually two-in-one, even if they only respect the timezone of one side.
53.2780, -110.0061
Canada

Columbia Icefield

A surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains.
52.8734, -117.9543
Vegreville, Canada

The Vegreville Pysanka

Possibly the world’s easiest Easter-egg hunt.
53.5000, -112.0663
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
48.6950, -113.8169
Field, Canada

Yoho National Park

Fossils, railroads, and waterfalls!
51.3956, -116.4865
Bellevue, Canada

Frank Slide

A sleepy little town that had the greatest landslide in North American history fall on it.
49.5900, -114.3900
Drumheller, Canada

The Hoodoos of Drumheller Valley

Hoodoos, naturally eroded land formations, stand 20 feet tall in the Canadian badlands.
51.4619, -112.7163
Vulcan's Starship FX6-1995-A, replica of the Starship Enterprise, named after Vulcan Airport's designation FX6.
Vulcan, Canada

Vulcan

Live long and prosper in Vulcan, Alberta.
50.4061, -113.2577
Okotoks, Canada

Big Rock Erratic

This massive and unusual rock formation near Okotoks is the world's largest known glacial erratic.
50.7059, -114.0762
Spreckels Temple of Music
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history.
37.7699, -122.4685
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
37.8093, -122.4159