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Alameda, California

USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

After serving in World War II and picking up Apollo astronauts, this aircraft carrier has been turned into a museum overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Newport News, Virginia

Army Transportation Museum Foundation

A collection of vehicles across American military history.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Site of the Japanese WWII Surrender

A glass display case holds the document that ended the Second World War—which one person signed on the wrong line.
Portola Valley, California

Alpine Inn

The Internet Age began with a transmission from this biker bar.
Glendale Springs, North Carolina

Church of the Frescoes

Rural churches in the middle of nowhere with religious frescoes by famous artist.
Austinville, Virginia

Shot Tower Historic State Park

This tower was once used to create ammunition for early settlers.
Junction City, Kansas

Buffalo Soldiers Monument

A monument celebrating the Black soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry.
Dannenfels, Germany

Adlerbogen (Eagle Arch)

A triumphal steel arch on the side of a German mountain.
Ottawa, Kansas

Plaza 1907 Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema still in operation also houses a museum of movie memorabilia.
Charlotte, North Carolina

VisArt Video

Rare videos and memorabilia await visitors inside this unique store.
Frankfurt, Germany

Alter Flugplatz Frankfurt am Main

Revitalization efforts converted a former U.S. military heliport into a sprawling urban park.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Congo Square

Once the site of a Native American harvest festival, this humble clearing later played an invaluable role in the birth of jazz.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Binns Clock

This historic timepiece was a popular meeting place for romantic rendezvous in the 1960s.
Mount Hamilton, California

Lick Observatory

The world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory continues to report on the stars.
Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Dale’s Wheels Through Time

A museum celebrating rare American motorcycles where everything runs—and none of it quietly.
Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Chimney Rock

A 315-foot spire jutting out from the Blue Ridge Mountains makes for breathtaking views.
Athens, Greece

The Blue Polykatoikia

An important example of architectural history slowly decays in the city center.
Augsburg, Germany

The Vogeltor

According to legend a man pooped out the window of this tower to prove that it was straight.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Thingstatte

This Nazi-built amphitheater was constructed on a sacred mountain site used by various German cults.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Stirling, Scotland

The King's Knot

These formal gardens were designed to be admired from the vantage point of the castle.
Schwangau, Germany

MarienBrücke (Maria Bridge)

A unique bridge with an equally unique view.
London, England

Benedict Arnold's London Residence

A commemorative plaque at the door pays tribute to an "American Patriot" known for his betrayal.
Barcelona, Spain

'El Petó de la Mort' ('The Kiss of Death')

A cemetery in Barcelona's Poblenou district is home to this touching funerary statue, which depicts death in the form of a winged skeleton.