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Granger, Wyoming

Granger Stage Station

Mark Twain once stopped at this rest station during his journey to Nevada.
Queens, New York

Indonesian Food Bazaar at St. James Episcopal Church

Once a month, an Indonesian feast appears inside an Elmhurst church hall.
Pullman, Washington

Farr Cemetery

A graveyard for early settlers, sometimes called Old Pioneer Cemetery, hidden in the woods on a hillside.
Rodalquilar, Spain

Rodalquilar Gold Mine

This abandoned gold mine found a second life as a post-apocalyptic film set.
Everton, England

RAF Tempsford Memorial Barn

Set amid the remains of a secret WWII airfield, this barn was preserved as a memorial to Allied agents who parachuted into Europe.
Berlin, Germany

Luisenfriedhof II

One of the oldest cemeteries in Germany was originally used for victims of a cholera epidemic.
Round Rock, Texas

The Flamingo House

This house proudly displays an interactive and continuously changing exhibit of lawn flamingos.
Nikko, Japan

Cedar Avenue of Nikkō

Stretching for 22 miles, the world's longest tree-lined avenue dates back to the early 17th-century.
Rosala, Finland

Bengtskar Lighthouse

The tallest lighthouse in the Nordic countries was also the site of a bloody World War II battle.
Yangjiang, China

Maritime Silk Road Museum

Inside this museum is an ongoing excavation of an ancient shipwreck.
Malmö, Sweden

Emoji Stained Glass Windows

These unique stained glass windows were designed by local children using a modern flair.
Santana, Portugal

Casas Típicas de Santana

These small, triangular, colorful houses are a staple of Madeira Island.
Garden, Michigan

Fayette Historic Townsite

This 19th-century ghost town offers a stunning view of Lake Michigan and a journey through the region's industrial past.
Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Carnlough Harbor

This stone harbor was key to Carnlough's limestone industry.
Ponza, Italy

Semaforo di Monte Guardia

This abandoned semaphore station hearkens back to the days of the optical telegraph.
Isola di Ponza, Italy

Grotte di Pilato

These artificial caves crafted by ancient Romans were elaborate fish farms for moray eels.
Hucknall, England

Hucknall Miners Memorial

This imaginative sculpture is a memorial to this town's former mining industry.
Budhanilkantha, Nepal

Budhanilkantha

This representation of Lord Vishnu is the largest stone sculpture in Nepal.
Quinter, Kansas

Castle Rock Badlands

These otherworldly limestone formations jut out from the Kansas prairie.
Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland

Clements Wood

This woodland area is a lasting tribute to the Queen Mother.
Allenwood, New Jersey

The Allaire Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs, magic, and wonder are hidden amid the forests of Allaire State Park.
Box Hill, Australia

Surrey Dive

This former brickworks pit is full of legends about its murky depths.
Plano, Texas

Collinsworth Cemetery

This family cemetery is a reminder of a smallpox outbreak in late-19th-century Texas.
Richmond, Virginia

Evergreen Cemetery

This labyrinthine resting place of African-American leaders has been reclaimed by nature.