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Banff, Alberta

Banff Park Museum

The oldest natural history museum in western Canada houses more than 5,000 vintage botanical and zoological specimens.
Boston, Massachusetts

FAO Schwarz Teddy Bear Sculpture

A gift to the children of Boston, this bronze bear represents playfulness, a spirit of love, and the warmth of big hugs.
Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel

Old-fashioned knowledge and modern engineering create the world's only rotating boatlift.
Lexington, Massachusetts

Prince Estabrook Memorial Plaque

This stone in Lexington honors a formerly enslaved man who fought during the American Revolution.
Sudbury, Massachusetts

Sudbury Grinding Stone

Once an integral part of Native American life, very few of these communal New England stones have survived to the present day.
Inyo County, California

Ubehebe Crater

A massive hydrovolcanic explosion left a half-mile wide crater in Death Valley.
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

An abandoned Jazz Age dream home and con man's hideout in Death Valley.
Leverett, Massachusetts

New England Peace Pagoda

This rare symbol of Eastern philosophy in the West has been created over years of painstaking construction by the local community.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Hancock Shaker Village

Wander the sprawling living museum on the site of one of a 16th-century community.
Boston, Massachusetts

Ted Williams Tunnel Plaque

A dedication plaque on this Boston tunnel is a microcosm of a massive, controversy-laden construction project.
Newton, Massachusetts

Star Market

This supermarket is suspended 25 feet above an interstate highway.
Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Castle in the Clouds

The early 20th-century home features cutting-edge technology of the day, such as ammonia refrigeration and needle showers.
Oslo, Norway

Gol Stave Church

This handsomely carved wooden church is more than 800 years old.
Reno, Nevada

Old Reno Arch

The arch that celebrated the completion of the Lincoln and Victory highways.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Walnut Canyon

Ancient pueblos built into the base of a natural canyon wall.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Tusayan Ruin

This Native American settlement dates back to the Pueblo II period.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Wupatki National Monument

This historic national park is covered in the stunning ruins of red rock pueblos.
Weston, Massachusetts

Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History

The oldest philatelic museum in the United States.
Boston, Massachusetts

World's Largest Air-Insulated Van de Graaff Generator

The massive machine creates cracking displays of indoor lightning.
Waltham, Massachusetts

Lyman Estate Greenhouses

These beautiful garden buildings are among the oldest surviving greenhouses in the United States.
Lincoln, Massachusetts

Ponyhenge

No one really knows how these old hobby horses got here, but the herd keeps growing.
Chimney Rock, Colorado

Chimney Rock

Two tall rocks sit at the center of this site, once the home of a large Ancestral Puebloan community.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
Grants, New Mexico

Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano

A frozen oasis lies beneath the scorching New Mexico desert.