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Bronx, New York

Bartow-Pell Mansion

This old estate is a remnant of when the Bronx was a popular summer destination for wealthy New Yorkers.
Bronx, New York

Thain Family Forest

This plot of old-growth forest is the largest surviving remnant of New York City's original woodland.
Bronx, New York

Teitel Brothers

The mosaic Star of David at the front of this store hints that it's no ordinary Italian grocer.
London, England

'Out of Order'

A domino effect created with Britain’s iconic telephone boxes.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Bloodroot Feminist Vegetarian Restaurant

This last stalwart of the now-forgotten feminist restaurant movement has been serving food in an activist atmosphere since 1977.
Syosset, New York

Ruins of King Zog's Estate

An abandoned Gold Coast-era mansion once intended for the exiled ruler of Albania, who never arrived.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Los Angeles, California

Richfield Tower's Art Deco Doors

Though the original building has been demolished, these massive bronze doors were saved.
Brooklyn, New York

Kane Street Impaled Pumpkins

For 20 years, local pumpkins have met their fate on the iron fence surrounding this Cobble Hill home.
East Molesey, England

Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

In 2013, historians discovered a hidden room devoted to the art of making royals' hot chocolate.
Indio, California

Shields Date Garden

A giant knight, sex education, date shakes, and Jesus coexist happily in this Coachella Valley desert oasis.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three prestigious academic collections come together to create a world-class natural history museum.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blaschka Glass Flowers

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a father and son.
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under one of Seattle's oldest bridges.
Salem, Massachusetts

Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery

Statue in Salem of the woman who starred as the witch Samantha in the sitcom "Bewitched."
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum

The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca (Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca)

A 16th-century monastery boasts a lush array of plants native to Mexico’s most biodiverse region.
Oaxaca, Mexico

Rufino Tamayo Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art

An incredible collection of Mesoamerican art assembled by one of Mexico's great artists.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
Brooklyn, New York

Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces

These century-old townhouses contain some of the first car garages built in the United States.