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New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Plaza Tower

This 45-story tall abandoned skyscraper is the third tallest building in New Orleans and Lousiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
Mörfelden-Walldorf, Germany

Bernd Rosemeyer Memorial

A memorial for a racecar driver who died while trying to set a land speed record on the autobahn.
Ternant, France

Triptyques de Ternant

A small village church is home to two extraordinary triptych altarpieces that date back to the 15th century.
Toulon-sur-Arroux, France

Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge)

A bridge that dates back to the 12th century is said to have made the devil very angry.
Uchon, France

Les Rochers du Carnaval

Erosion left these fascinating granite formations strewn across fields and mountains in Burgundy.
Charolles, France

Maison du Charolais

An interactive museum and restaurant devoted to a prestigious breed of cattle.
Paray-le-Monial, France

Musée d'Art et d'Industrie Paul Charnoz

Explore the art and history of intricate, hand-crafted tile designs at this small museum.
Mariánské Lázně, Czechia

Miniature Park Boheminium

Stroll past dozens of intricately-detailed scale replicas of buildings from all over Czechia.
Lumpkin, Georgia

Providence Canyon State Outdoor Recreation Area

Bad farming practices caused this unnatural natural wonder.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only a handful worldwide.
Sullivan, Missouri

Meramec Caverns

400 million-year old limestone caverns nestled in the Ozarks served as shelter and a hideout for cultures throughout North American history.
St. Louis, Missouri

Grant's Farm

What was once a presidential estate is now an exotic menagerie and home to the Budweiser Clydesdales.
St. Louis, Missouri

USS Inaugural (1993-2013)

A floating museum that was sunk by a flood and left to rot in the tides.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
Collinsville, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds

Once one of the world's great cities, Cahokia was a place of religious worship, trade and mass human sacrifice before being mysteriously abandoned.