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Del Norte, Colorado

Penitente Canyon Wagon Tracks

Historic, 19th-century wagon wheel ruts cut into soft volcanic ash.
Crestone, Colorado

Crestone Ziggurat

Climb to the top of this spiritual tower, and you'll be rewarded with spectacular views.
Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins National Monument

The remains of a 900-year old ancestral Pueblo great house.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

De Vargas Street House

This southwest-styled home in Santa Fe claims to be the oldest house in America thanks to an ancient bit of foundation.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

109 East Palace

This innocuous New Mexico storefront was once the secret jump-off spot for Manhattan Project scientists.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mosaic Votive Skull

The turquoise-studded skull of a long-dead Aztec man sits within Mexico City’s Museum of Anthropology.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Dolores Olmedo

This extraordinary art museum is like a secret world on the edge of Mexico City.
Chamula, Mexico

Iglesia de San Juan

The masses at this church incorporate enough moonshine and animal sacrifice that they are no longer recognizably Catholic.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca (Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca)

A 16th-century monastery boasts a lush array of plants native to Mexico’s most biodiverse region.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
Skagen, Denmark

The Sand-Covered Church

Tiring of digging out the door to this church for every service, it was eventually abandoned to the sands.
Skagen, Denmark

Grenen

The northernmost point in Denmark is a turbulent sandbar created by two clashing seas.
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Charnel House

An Austrian house of bones filled with hundreds of intricately painted skulls.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall.
Gouverneur, New York

Giant Life Savers Roll

A giant roll of mints marks the birthplace of one of America's most famous candy brands.
Potsdam, New York

Potty Gardens

Three gardens with toilets and urinals filled with bright flowers started as a protest against zoning rules.
Wilmington, New York

Santa's Workshop

A hamlet full of permanent Christmas spirit holds one of the earliest theme parks in the United States.
Lake Placid, New York

David Henderson Memorial

This memorial in the Adirondack wilderness honors the accidental death of a Scottish entrepreneur.