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Spokane, Washington

Indigenous Eats

This family-owned restaurant celebrates Native American cuisine.
Post Falls, Idaho

Treaty Rock

A wild west land agreement was etched right onto this historic Idaho stone.
Colfax, Washington

The Codger Pole

A town's monument to a touch-football victory 50 years in the making.
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Little Free Library in a 110-Year-Old Tree Stump

A black cottonwood gets a second life as a home for books.
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
New York, New York

Trinity Place Bank Vault Bar

This lower Manhattan bar is set up in an old bank vault that rests beneath a skyscraper that hides even more historic splendor.
New York, New York

New York Federal Gold Vault

More gold than anywhere else, ever.
Lewisburg, West Virginia

Lost World Caverns

Home of a 28-foot tall stalagmite known as the War Club.
Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street Railway Station Photo Booth

This classic photo booth was saved from destruction by the local community.
Arrowtown, New Zealand

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

This preserved village shows the modest lifestyles of the area's 19th-century Chinese gold miners.
Wellington, New Zealand

Bucket Fountain

Referred to as "the crappiest fountain ever," this sculpture has been splashing unknowing passersby since 1969.
Waipoua Forest, New Zealand

Tāne Mahuta

Largest Kauri tree in New Zealand.
East End, Cayman Islands

The Blowholes

This natural rock formation spouts jets of water into the air.
West Bay, Cayman Islands

Hell, Grand Cayman

Send a postcard while vacationing with Satan.
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Omiskanoagwiah

This 15-foot-tall sculpture stands vigil at the back entrance to the largest public park in western Massachusetts.
Eastbourne, England

The Lamb Inn

Eat and drink at a pub older than the Magna Carta
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Millbrook, New York

Innisfree Garden

This once-private estate is now a dreamy, meditative garden that's open to the public.
Rhinebeck, New York

Fork in the Road-Rhinebeck

A unique work of art that was created without permission.
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.