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Alamogordo, New Mexico

White Sands National Park

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
New York, New York

Tannen's Magic Shop

New York's oldest magic store.
New York, New York

Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York, last renovated in 1948, still serves food and drinks the old-fashioned way.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mount Moriah Cemetery

An abandoned cemetery lies in ruins as the surrounding forest swallows it whole.
Anoka, Minnesota

Anoka State Hospital

For over a century, it was a crucial center of mental health treatment and also the source of many local legends.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monumento a la Costurera (Monument to the Seamstress)

This memorial was raised in honor of a group of workers heavily impacted by the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.
Washington, D.C.

Mary Church Terrell House

The former home of the woman who successfully fought to integrate restaurants in Washington, D.C.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

Sir Arthur Chichester Mural

A mural commemorating a man who was instrumental in the development and expansion of Belfast.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Taedonggang Brewing Company

An English brewery transported to North Korea.
Derbent, Russia

Ekranoplan Lun

An enormous Soviet aircraft, the only one of its kind, stands at the deserted shore of the Caspian Sea.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebrería El Péndulo

Part bookstore, part café, and part forest.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Neighbourgoods Market

A growing popular hipster market with over 100 local specialties and live music.
New York, New York

Patent Pending

Nikola Tesla's former home contains an homage hidden from plain sight.
Savoca, Italy

Bar Vitelli

A quiet Sicilian village is home to a cafe that had an important role in "The Godfather."
New York, New York

Central Filing Bar

A hidden bar inside an ad agency has a deliberately misleading name, so employees can stay late under pretext of paperwork.
Verona, Italy

Melegatti Bakery Pandoro Sculptures

Atop the former site of a historic bakery sit two stone tributes to Verona's contribution to traditional Italian baking.
Manchester, New Hampshire

Richard McDonald's Niche

This humble resting place belongs to one of history's most celebrated restaurateurs.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Playtower

A whimsical tower with a spiral staircase, inspired by the Space Age and the Möbius strip.
Nunavut

Mount Thor

Earth's greatest purely vertical drop at 4,101 ft.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Pine State Creamery Butter Churn

A giant cement churn carries the legacy of American resilience, unity, and greed.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Central Asian Plov Center

Giant cauldrons overflow with Uzbekistan's favorite rice dish at this cavernous dining hall.
Washington, D.C.

The Presidential Booths at Martin's Tavern

Sit where JFK proposed to Jackie or where Nixon dined on meatloaf at this storied pub.
Brooklyn, New York

Lagman House

The cuisine at this Sheepshead Bay spot tells the story of a displaced Muslim Chinese community.