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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Terra Encantada (Enchanted Land)

Plagued by riots, celebrity injuries and a tragic death, this amusement park has been demolished.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bangu Statue of Liberty

This Brazilian Lady Liberty is one of the few replicas that was actually made by the original designer.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood Theatre

This theatre and its amazing marquee harken back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Portland, Oregon

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Nestled between a college and a golf course, the garden is home to more than 2,500 rhododendrons.
Portland, Oregon

Kelly Butte Civil Defense Center

Portland had a unique approach to Cold War-era protections.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Mercado

This indoor-outdoor Portland market is an ode to the lesser-known corners of Latin America’s varied foodscape.
Bisbee, Arizona

Bisbee Stairs

Stairs often replace streets on the steep slopes of this old mining town.
Mesa, Arizona

Salt River Wild Horses

These free-roaming horses were once destined to disappear from the land.
Tempe, Arizona

Eisendrath House

The historic “pink house on the hill” is an architectural gem that now serves as a center for water conservation.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
Monticello, Utah

Hole n" the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
Moab, Utah

Mill Creek

A small oasis not far from downtown Moab.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

The 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

Try not to get slimed in Tribeca.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

The feral felines of Roosevelt Island have a small army of allies and an abandoned hospital all to themselves.
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Lake, Oregon

Hole in the Ground

Massive crater in central Oregon.
Florence, Oregon

Sea Lion Caves

Only known mainland rookery of the threatened Stellar sea lion.
Florence, Oregon

Darlingtonia State Natural Site

The park preserves a single, rare species of carnivorous plant that spells doom for unsuspecting insects.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Skamania, Washington

The Ape Cave

The longest continuous lava tube in the continental U.S. offers 2.5 miles of dark explorations for the adventurous.