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Plano, Illinois

The Farnsworth House

Tour the luxe "glass cage" that inspired and unnerved the architecture world upon its debut.
Darwin, Minnesota

World's Largest Ball of Twine Rolled by One Man

17,400 lbs., 12 feet in diameter, and 29 years in the making.
Jamestown, North Dakota

World's Largest Buffalo

A true roadside icon standing on the same plains that the herds once roamed.
Alliance, Nebraska

Carhenge

An experimental, automotive replica of Stonehenge.
Bayard, Nebraska

Chimney Rock

This erect, phallic geological spire wasn't always named so domestically.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
Truro, Massachusetts

North Truro Air Force Station

This abandoned radar station from the Cold War era now only broadcasts a seriously ominous air of isolation.
Eastham, Massachusetts

Doane Rock

The largest glacial erratic boulder on Cape Cod.
Milton Keynes, England

Bletchley Park

Home to Alan Turing, the cracking of the Enigma code, and Captain Ridley's shooting party.
Canterbury, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.
Canterbury, England

The Great Cloister and Chapter House of Canterbury Cathedral

One of England's most famous churches hides a pair of little known architectural treasures.
Stenness, Scotland

Ness of Brodgar

The discovery of this Neolithic settlement, which contained a Stone Age "cathedral," threw archaeologists for a loop.
Orkney, Scotland

The Italian Chapel

This tin chapel was built by POW's during World War II and is painted to look like something much more grand.
Orkney, Scotland

Maeshowe

Thanks to both terrific preservation and historic vandalism this ancient site is known as the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney."
Orkney, Scotland

Brough of Birsay

This tiny island featuring 9th-century Viking ruins is only accessible at low tide.
Orkney, Scotland

The Stones of Stenness

Possibly the oldest of Britain's ancient henges is also one of its most stark.
Orkney, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar

The true age of this ancient stone circle is unknown, but its stunning vista isn't in question.
Sandwick, Scotland

Skara Brae

Amazing and mysterious Neolithic settlement on Scotland's Orkney Islands.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Canongate Kirkyard

This Scottish graveyard is the final resting place of the man who inspired the character Ebenezer Scrooge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Inverleith House

Once home to a Scottish baronet, this 18th-century historic house doubles as a legendary art space.
Edinburgh, Scotland

St Giles' Cathedral Thistle Chapel

The 20th-century chapel’s intricate woodwork includes amazing details, most notably angels playing bagpipes.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh

One of the oldest scientific gardens in Britain, containing more than 13,302 plant species in its core collection.
New York, New York

14th Street-Union Square Moving Platforms

The only subway station in the city that still makes use of gap fillers.