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Tartu, Estonia

World’s Largest Hoberman Sphere

The enormous isokinetic structure hangs within a science center in Estonia.
Tartu, Estonia

Museum of KGB Cells

The secret cells in the basement of the KGB's Estonian "Grey House" have been preserved as a grim Cold War museum.
Tacoma, Washington

Bridge of Glass

A beautiful footbridge with over 2,000 glass sculptures along the walls and ceiling.
Bremerton, Washington

Sail of the USS Parche

The only surviving piece of a submarine said to be the most decorated vessel in U.S. history.
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park

The first park built over a freeway is a brutalist masterwork.
Seattle, Washington

Evergreen Point Floating Bridge

The longest and widest floating bridge in the world.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
San Diego, California

Space Invaders

The classic Atari game's iconic aliens have invaded downtown San Diego.
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
San Diego, California

Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

This futuristic bridge is one of the longest self-anchored pedestrian bridges in the world.
Ramona, California

Potato Chip Rock

This Pringle-shaped ledge makes for the perfect photo op.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Freakshow

The largest collection of two headed animals in the world.
Powell, Tennessee

Ciderville Music Store

A roadside music shop featuring a confounding series of folk art installations.
Knoxville, Tennessee

Airplane Filling Station

Once a gas station, this flightless airplane beside the Old Dixie Highway now houses a barbershop.
Kamiah, Idaho

Heart of the Monster

This landmark is a central figure in the Nez Perce origin story.
Spokane, Washington

Garbage Goat

This inanimate goat created by the "welding nun" has been helping to clean up the city of Spokane for more than 40 years.
Spokane, Washington

Monroe Street Bridge Bison Skulls

The decorations were inspired by an unlikely missing treasure.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
Clinton, Tennessee

Asa Jackson’s Perpetual Motion Machine

This improbable contraption was passed down through five generations of industrious Tennesseans.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
SF, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.