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Reykholt, Iceland

Friðheimar

Inside this Icelandic greenhouse, geothermal energy keeps tomatoes warm and growing.
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Iceland

The Stone Carvings of Páll Guðmundsson

A modern artist's primitive stone faces and unique rock instrument join Iceland's terrain with its history.
Iceland

The Eggs of Merry Bay

These enlarged egg sculptures represent the native birds of eastern Iceland.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
Iceland

Hekla

A stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland, with a long history of charted activity and a rich mythology attached.
Reykholt, Iceland

Snorralaug

This hobbit-y little hot spring may be the oldest spring used by humans in all of Iceland.
Iceland

Leiðarendi Lava Tube

A winding, blood-red tunnel of hardened lava navigable by foot.
Tampa, Florida

Columbia Restaurant

This grand Spanish-Cuban restaurant has been serving customers for more than a century.
Durango, Mexico

Durango Walk of Fame

A series of sculptures depict the actors who starred in the many cowboy movies shot in this Mexican city.
Mexico City, Mexico

Pyramids of Tlatelolco

These haunting ruins of a 700-year-old Prehispanic city have witnessed centuries of wars and massacres.
Eiriksstadhir, Iceland

Stuðlagil Canyon

This canyon is comprised of gorgeous waters and magnificent basalt columns.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights

Instead of solid circles, the stoplights in this northern Icelandic town have glowing red hearts.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Iceland

Skeiðará Bridge Monument

Twisted girders are all that remain of an Icelandic bridge that was wiped out by a combination of volcanic heat and glacial floods.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.
Duluth, Minnesota

Tom's Logging Camp

This quirky roadside attraction provides insight into Minnesota's logging history.
Two Harbors, Minnesota

3M Birthplace Museum

This institution celebrates the happy accidents of uncommon sticktoitiveness.
Duluth, Minnesota

S.S. William A. Irvin

This rare vessel mixed luxury with labor before being converted to a museum and sometimes haunted maze.
Angle Inlet, Minnesota

Northwest Angle

America's silhouette includes 100 square miles of wilderness jutting into Canada thanks to an old mapmaking error.
Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Old Man of the Dalles

A stone face watches over the river.
Duluth, Minnesota

Glensheen Historic Estate

This posh mansion began as a family's estate and ended as the site of a murder ripped from the pages of a pulp novel.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.