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Denver, Colorado

Big Blue Bear

Overlooking the Colorado Convention Center is this giant sculpture made from thousands of triangles.
Sacramento, California

Samson Luggage Sculpture

Pillars made of 700 pieces of luggage climb to the ceiling of Sacramento Airport's baggage claim.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Bahia Palace

This vast masterpiece of Moroccan architecture spreads across 20 acres.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Almoravid Koubba

The oldest monument in Marrakesh and the city's only surviving example of Almoravid architecture.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Amelia Earhart Memorial Plaque

Hiding in plane sight.
Austin, Texas

Ellsworth Kelly's 'Austin'

This small stone building, the final work of a renowned artist, offers a peaceful environment with radiant, colorful glass windows .
Frederick, Maryland

Guess the Greyhound

According to local history, this cast-iron canine was nearly melted down for bullets during the Civil War.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Spitting Caves

A unique set of caves that spits waves back out into the ocean.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Japanese Fishing Shrine (Umi Mamori Jizo)

A 1940's shrine dedicated to drowned fishermen on the outskirts of Honolulu.
Honolulu, Hawaii

'Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii'

An ode to one of the first concerts broadcast via satellite.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.
Aiea, Hawaii

Aiea Cemetery

A unique collection of Western and Japanese-style graves.
Washington, D.C.

The Transportation Walk

Outside the Department of Transportation, a collection of artifacts honors the history of how we get around.
Washington, D.C.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

The final residence of an educator, civil rights leader, and presidential advisor was also the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women.
Annapolis, Maryland

Guardians of the First Amendment Memorial

This memorial honors five journalists who were killed in a mass shooting in 2018, and affirms the importance of the first amendment.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Shepherdstown Public Library

The "All-Seeing Eye of God" symbol on this library is a clue to one of the many former lives of this building.
Washington, D.C.

Khalil Gibran Memorial Monument

Surrounded by a verdant garden and a backdrop of ivy, a monument to beloved poet Khalil Gibran stands outside of the Lebanese embassy.
Washington, D.C.

Laogai Museum

The first museum in the U.S. to address human rights issues in China.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Owl Bar

At this former Prohibition speakeasy, electric birds signaled the arrival of hooch.
New York, New York

The Wizard of Park Avenue

A whimsical, but often overlooked clock in Park Avenue.
New York, New York

Times Square Station Fake Tiles

Fake subway tiles were installed to cover a design that resembled the Confederate flag—it's unclear if the resemblance was intentional.
New York, New York

6 1/2 Avenue: Manhattan's Secret Street

Tucked away amidst some of the most famous addresses in the world is New York's only fraction of a street.
New York, New York

Water Tower

This translucent sculpture represents a quintessential component of New York City's skyline.
Falls Church, Virginia

'Pennies from Heaven'

A whopping 14,000 copper coins cover this miniature fighter jet.