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Detroit, Michigan

McNamara Terminal Light Tunnel

Inside the Wayne County airport is an amazing collection of lights and sounds.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower

The first declared National Monument in the United States.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

In't Aepjen

This historic Amsterdam bar used to accept sailor's monkeys as payment.
Portland, Oregon

Huber’s

The oldest restaurant in Portland serves fiery coffee cocktails and an astounding amount of turkey.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Singel 7

Amsterdam's narrowest house facade is a monument to 17th-century tax evasion.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuyperspassage

Some 80,000 Delft Blue tiles line the inside of this Amsterdam walkway.
Linville, North Carolina

Mile High Swinging Bridge

You can find America's highest suspension footbridge at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.
Raleigh, North Carolina

Free Expression Tunnel

In a pedestrian tunnel on North Carolina State’s campus resides an expressive and artistic free-for-all.
Thomasville, Georgia

The Big Oak

This historic oak tree has been around for over 300 years and might last for 300 more so long as it doesn't fall apart first.
Crawfordville, Florida

Wakulla Springs

One of the world’s largest and deepest freshwater springs, where mastodons once roamed.
Sevierville, Tennessee

Dolly Parton Statue

An ode to "The Queen of Appalachia."
Improvement District No. 9, Alberta

Banff Wildlife Crossings

Though many were skeptical at first, these animal-specific routes across the Trans-Canada Highway have been a major conservation success.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Historic Occaneechee Speedway

One of the few surviving original NASCAR dirt-track speedways.
Atlanta, Georgia

Flat Rock and Hart Cemeteries

Two Civil War-era cemeteries stuck between runways at the world's busiest airport.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Monetary Museum

It’s all about the Benjamins at this Atlanta museum with interactive exhibits.
Atlanta, Georgia

Starlight Drive-In Theatre

Georgia’s last drive-in movie theater is a relic of a bygone era.
Atlanta, Georgia

Eastern Sub-Continental Divide Mural

A little-known mural reveals the hydrological reason for Atlanta's founding in this location.
Atlanta, Georgia

Fire Station No. 6

The first integrated firehouse in Atlanta houses a museum on the history of desegregation in the city's fire department.
Detroit, Michigan

Heidelberg Project

One man's attempt to create an artistic wonder on a run-down block in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building Art Deco Lobby

To truly appreciate Detroit's landmark skyscraper, you have to step inside.
Detroit, Michigan

Grand Trunk Pub

The grandiose interior of this bar speaks to its past as home to famous jewelers and railway offices.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.