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Sedona, Arizona

Teal McDonald's Arches

The world's only teal arches exist in a city that cares more about its aesthetic than an Instagram influencer.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Faulkner House Books

Shop for books in the New Orleans house where William Faulkner once lived.
New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

This cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, sainted King of France, holds many secrets.
Eufaula, Alabama

Memorial to Leroy Brown

That bass was as bad a fish as any angler ever knew.
Enterprise, Alabama

Boll Weevil Monument

Monument to the cotton-destroying boll weevil.
Flora, Mississippi

Mississippi Petrified Forest

A preserved stretch of ancient fossilized trees with an impressive gem collection to boot.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Tusayan Ruin

This Native American settlement dates back to the Pueblo II period.
Mainz, Germany

Mainzelmännchen Traffic Lights

While you wait to cross the street at a traffic light in Mainz, you might notice that the light is staring back at you.
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Launch Complex 34

This abandoned NASA launch site is now a memorial to a trio of astronauts who were killed there.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Helen, Georgia

Nacoochee Mound

This lovely burial mound is actually a replica that was installed after archeologists excavated the original.
Alto, Georgia

The School Bus Graveyard

Where school buses go to die and be reborn as whimsical works of art.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in European history.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Granville Island Hat Shop

A hat for every occasion can be found in this British Columbia haunt.
Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Booths at Martin's Tavern

Sit where JFK proposed to Jackie or where Nixon dined on meatloaf at this storied pub.
Savannah, Georgia

The Marshall House

An early 19th-century hotel with a past steeped in the Civil War.
Munich, Germany

München Olympiastadion

An abandoned train station in Munich constructed for the 1972 Olympic games.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Gassy Jack' Statue

An effigy of Vancouver's Gastown neighorhood's namesake.
Wolnzach, Germany

German Hops Museum

Beer lovers thirsty for knowledge can now visit a museum devoted to the world's largest hop-growing region.
Washington, D.C.

The L. Ron Hubbard House

Also known as the Founding Church of Scientology.