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Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River town with a history of racial violence is now eerie and mostly abandoned.
Des Moines, New Mexico

Capulin Volcano

This volcano rises like a giant anthill from the plains below, with a road spiraling up to the rim.
Kenton, Oklahoma

Black Mesa

The highest point in Oklahoma used to be a lawless outlaw's paradise.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

109 East Palace

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

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.
Magdalena, New Mexico

Kelly Ghost Town

The ruins of this former mining boomtown once housed over 3,000 people. Now, the population is two.
St Regis, Montana

St. Regis Trout Museum

Between Missoula and Spokane, a family-owned travel center has an unusual museum in the back.
Wallace, Idaho

Center of the Universe Manhole

The mayor made the declaration in 2004.
Wallace, Idaho

Burke Ghost Town

A mining town, now abandoned, was built in a canyon so narrow that the railroad ran right through the hotel lobby.
Spokane, Washington

Big Red Wagon

This playground sculpture of an icon from the past is dedicated to the children of the future.
Post Falls, Idaho

Treaty Rock

A wild west land agreement was etched right onto this historic Idaho stone.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

The only structure left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been named a governmentally recognized sound.
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

John Brown's Fort

The last holdout of a pre-Civil War rebel who took the matter of slavery into his own hands.
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.