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Hartford, Connecticut

Charter Oak Frame

A portrait of the Charter Oak hangs in a frame made from the Charter Oak.
Hartford, Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The former home of Samuel Clemens and family remembers the happiest period of the author's life.
Hartford, Connecticut

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin was neighbors with Mark Twain while living in this Connecticut home.
Hartford, Connecticut

Abandoned Comet Diner

An iconic steel and chrome diner from the 1940s left empty for nearly 20 years is in danger of being demolished.
Hartford, Connecticut

Coltsville

An abandoned gun-funded 19th century utopia.
Hartford, Connecticut

Ancient Burying Ground

The oldest place in Hartford is a cemetery with thousands of bodies stacked beneath the grass.
Medellín, Colombia

Virgen Rosa Mística (Virgin of the Mystic Rose)

The religious shrine that Pablo Escobar's men would allegedly visit before completing a mission.
Medellín, Colombia

Parque de las Luces

Three hundred illuminated pillars form an “artificial forest” in Medellín.
Medellín, Colombia

Plaza Botero

Home to 23 voluptuous and instantly lovable sculptures by one of Latin America's most celebrated artists.
Medellín, Colombia

Casa Museo Pablo Escobar

This unofficial museum details the rise and fall of Colombia's most notorious narcotrafficker, Pablo Escobar.
Itagüi, Colombia

Pablo Escobar's Grave

The (usually) serene burial place of the world's most notorious drug lord.
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A ten-million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
Guatape, Colombia

La Manuela Hacienda Ruins

Ripped apart by a bomb in 1993, the shell of Pablo Escobar's infamous vacation house still stands.
Guatape, Colombia

Guatapé

The Andean town where every single building is decorated with a brightly colored frieze.
Medellín, Colombia

Museo Casa de la Memoria (House of Memory Museum)

A museum of memories in what was once one of the most violent cities in the world.
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama.
Zipaquira, Colombia

Cathedral of Salt

Cathedral carved out of salt, located a mile below the earth's surface.
Bogotá, Colombia

Monserrate Sanctuary

Pilgrims each carried a brick to the top of Mount Monserrate to help build this historic sanctuary in Colombia.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Bogotá, Colombia

Santuario Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Towering high above the neighborhood of La Candelaria, the church is easily recognizable by its distinctive red-and-white striped facade.
Bogotá, Colombia

BD Bacatá

The world's first crowdfunded skyscraper has not gone quite to plan.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Mountain Farm Museum

Step back in time on this preserved 1800s farm.
Cherokee, North Carolina

Bat Creek Stone

Cherokee alphabet, proof of ancient North American Jews, or just a hoax?
Cherokee, North Carolina

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre

Some North Carolina Cherokee have been keeping their history alive for decades with a single play.