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Arizona

Squirrels of the Kaibab Plateau

These elusive, isolated rodents evolved into a distinct, locally iconic subspecies.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Powell Memorial

A monument to the one-armed geologist who led the first documented expeditions through the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon Village, Arizona

Shrine of the Ages

This small interfaith chapel lies not far from the rim of the Grand Canyon.
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Jabal Ikmah

The rocks around this mountain are filled with so many carvings that the area became known as the "open library."
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Lion Tombs of Dadan

Lions carved into the rockface adorn these two tombs built into the mountains of Dadan.
Hegra, Saudi Arabia

Hegra Archaeological Site

More than 100 monumental tombs carved into rock are preserved at this ancient Nabataean site in the Arabian Desert.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

Al 'Ula

Within the Saudi Arabian desert lies a 2,000-year-old ghost town made of stone and mud.
Saudi Arabia

The Edge of the World

These towering cliffs jut dramatically from the middle of a barren desert.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Al Masmak Fortress

A 19th-century fortress and collection of artifacts offer a tour of Saudi history.
Baku, Azerbaijan

The Maiden Tower

This mysterious but iconic tapered tower appears in many Azeri fairytales and legends.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

A unique museum dedicated to culture and artistry of carpet weaving.
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This hilltop park offers magnificent views and a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece.
Anaheim, California

Dominguez Palm Tree

A family agreed to sell their property to Disney on the condition that this tree, planted as a wedding gift, would not be removed.
Anaheim, California

Jingles

The lead horse on a Disneyland merry-go-round that is older than the park itself.
Anaheim, California

Walt Disney’s Bench

Inspiration struck on this seat outside the Griffith Park merry-go-round.
Twentynine Palms, California

Sky's The Limit Observatory

This outdoor observatory offers stellar views and a scale model of our solar system.
Washington, Wisconsin

Washington Island Stave Church

Vikings and Evangelicals have both had a hand in this replica medieval church.
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Chateau Hutter

Built by an accountant with a dream of running a grand resort, this estate has sat vacant for over half a century.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, located in the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Telluride, Colorado

Mahr Building

This otherwise unremarkable ski town building marks the site of Butch Cassidy's first robbery.
Brasília, Brazil

Torre de TV Digital

One of the last designs from architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Brasília, Brazil

Cathedral of Brasília

A stunning Catholic cathedral built by a curve-loving communist in Brazil’s newly created capital.