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San Antonio, Texas

Vision del Futuro

San Antonio's first 3-D stereoscopic mural is a trippy treat for the eyes.
San Antonio, Texas

The Quadrangle

An urban military fort filled with deer, rabbits, peacocks, and other birds.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
San Antonio, Texas

Classmates

What was meant as an innocent piece of art has earned a reputation as the "mansplaining sculpture."
San Antonio, Texas

Cinnamon Kandy the Circus Elephant

For over 75 years, this cute stone statue has warmed the hearts of San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas

'Johnny Loves Vivian' Bench

The wood bears a hidden love note carved by a young Johnny Cash.
San Antonio, Texas

Old Time Wooden Nickel Company

A 2,500-pound wooden nickel makes this woodworking museum easy to spot from the road.
San Antonio, Texas

Grave of Pat the Horse

Soldiers honored the beloved Pat with a special grave.
San Antonio, Texas

Miraflores

An abandoned, decaying sculpture garden built by an eccentric physician in the 1920s now looks more like a forgotten cemetery.
San Antonio, Texas

U.S. Army Medical Department Museum

This museum showcases the history and contributions of the U.S. Army to the medical industry, both on the battlefield and off.
San Antonio, Texas

San Fernando Cathedral City Centers

Conflicting markers on its floor tell a tale of two city centers in San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas

Fiesta Tower

Colorful curls of hand-blown glass form a captivating tower in San Antonio's Central Library.
San Antonio, Texas

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

A 131-year-old wunderkammer of Texan history.
San Antonio, Texas

The Berlin Bear

The quirky gift from West Berlin for the 1968 World's Fair still stands in Hemisfair Park.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Cat Graves

Two small markers remember the Alamo's feline protectors.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
San Antonio, Texas

McNutt Sculpture Garden

This hidden sculpture garden full of Wild West art is one of San Antonio's best-kept secrets.
San Antonio, Texas

Rosita's Bridge

An ivy-covered arch bridge dedicated to Tejano music singer and legend Rosita Fernandez.
San Antonio, Texas

The Picasso Benches

Tile mosaics and quotes from Pablo Picasso add an artistic flair to these bus stop benches.
San Antonio, Texas

Giant Hog Stand

This big empty pig is a nostalgic throwback to mid-20th-century Texas barbecue.
San Antonio, Texas

Chris Park

A mother's mourning for her lost son is remembered in this small park embedded with his memory.
San Antonio, Texas

Largest Virgin Mary Mosaic in the World

40-ft. tall votive candle is the largest of its kind.
San Antonio, Texas

Educación

A colorful public mural in San Antonio's West Side encourages students to stay in school.
San Antonio, Texas

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Painting

A priceless work of art created by the saint's own blood sister hangs in a San Antonio basilica.