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Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
Weskan, Kansas

Mount Sunflower

A whimsical monument marks the highest point in Kansas, not that you could tell by the looks of it.
Burlington, Colorado

Kit Carson County Carousel

One of few remaining antique carousels with stationary animals in the U.S.
Genoa, Colorado

The Wonder Tower

See six states, pickled freaks, rocks, and antiques.
Stratton, Colorado

419.99 Mile Marker

When zealous marijuana enthusiasts kept stealing the "Mile 420" highway marker, the State of Colorado got creative.
Lindon, Colorado

Abbott Church

A tiny nondenominational church harkens back to the days of the first homesteaders in the region.
Nafplio, Greece

Church of Agioi Pantes

A staircase made of gravestones leads up to this church built into a giant rock.
Kalavryta, Greece

Kalavryta Sacrifice Memorial

A solemn reminder of the infamous World War II war crime that massacred almost all the men in a small Greek town.
Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness

Inspired by a music box, a small town Vietnam vet carved an entire carousel full of animals by hand.
Washington, D.C.

Mummified Bison

The 28,000-year-old specimen is remarkably intact.
Arcadia, Greece

St. Theodora's Chapel

Seventeen oak trees sprout from the roof and walls of this tiny chapel without any visual evidence of roots.
Messinia, Greece

The Well at Meligalas

A sobering memorial at the site where hundreds of prisoners and civilians were executed in the aftermath of World War II.
Kalamata, Greece

Kalograion Monastery Silk Weaving

The nuns here cultivate silk to weave some of the finest scarves in the world.
Kalamata, Greece

Church of Agioi Apostoloi (Church of the Holy Apostles)

The Greek War of Independence was declared at this medieval Byzantine sanctuary.
Durango, Colorado

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This spectacular track has run continuously since 1882.
Denver, Colorado

Denver Zine Library

A collection of over 15,000 zines works to preserve DIY publishing culture.
Denver, Colorado

Carpio Sanguinette Park

An innovative local park built from an abandoned sewage treatment plant.
Nafplio, Greece

Church of Agios Spyridon

The historic building has preserved human organs, unusual hexagrams, and scars from a political assassination.
Nea Tiryntha, Greece

Tholos Tomb of Tiryns

Step inside an ancient beehive tomb built for a mysterious cult hero.
Nafplio, Greece

Vouleftikon (People's Assembly)

This 18th-century former mosque held the first Hellenic Parliament.
Parachute, Colorado

Rulison Nuclear Test Site

The site where a nuclear bomb was lowered over 8,000 feet underground and detonated as an experiment in natural gas extraction.
New Castle, Colorado

Vulcan Mine

A coal fire has been burning underground here since 1896.
Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Hollywood's oldest hotel is the site of the first Academy Awards, the birthplace of Marilyn Monroe's career, and the home of Montgomery Clift's ghost.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson

One of America’s oldest and spookiest hotels, thanks to the residency of ghosts, dead presidents, and Alfred Hitchcock.