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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Original Tomb of Tomás Guido

The humble tomb of an Argentine general, hand-built by his son using stones brought down from the Andes.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

El Ateneo Grand Splendid

This historic, palatial theater is now one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Villa Freud

A pocket of Buenos Aires with an unusually high concentration of psychotherapists.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Palacio Barolo

A tower devoted to — and modeled after — the Divine Comedy.
San Francisco, California

Shakespeare Garden

A garden oasis filled with flowers mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare.
San Francisco, California

Drawn Stone

Art in the form of a winding, man made crack in stone.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is in fact located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
Craftsbury, Vermont

Witch Windows

According to the folklore, Vermont's slanted windows were installed to keep witches from flying into the house.
Stowe, Vermont

Mount Mansfield

The highest peak in the state of Vermont has some interesting features.
South Hero, Vermont

Birdhouse Forest

Driftwood dinosaurs lurk within trees covered in a rainbow array of avian abodes.
St. Augustine, Florida

Treasury Street

St. Augustine's record-setting narrow street was designed to protect against pirates.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Pensacola Futuro House

Pensacola's UFO home has withstood many hurricanes—just as the experimental 1960s design intended.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Pensacola Beach, Florida

Fort Pickens

One of the only Florida forts to remain in the hands of the Union all through the Civil War still stands as a historic stronghold.
Madeira Beach, Florida

The Church by the Sea

Visitors flock to see the church tower's unintended feature: that it happens to resemble a giant chicken from multiple points of view.
St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Matanzas National Monument

This Spanish fort is made entirely of seashell and concrete.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Ponce de León Hotel

A luxurious 1880s hotel with its fair share of Tiffany stained glass, Edison electricity, and of course, ghosts.
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Spongeorama Sponge Factory

A small museum lets visitors soak up the history of the "sponge capital of the world."
Gibsonton, Florida

Gibsonton, Florida

The snowbirds here are circus sideshow performers.
Tampa, Florida

Tampa Theatre

One of the last of the great 1920s movie palaces is a Floridian Greco-Spanish-Persian dreamscape.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater Virgin Mary

This glass-stain Mary attracted thousands of pilgrims until her head was shattered by a vandal with a slingshot.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.