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Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

The Rosewell Plantation Ruins

This once-palatial plantation may have been the site where a draft of the Declaration of Independence was written.
Logan, Ohio

The Caves of Hocking Hills State Park

Rare recess caves fill this unbelievably beautiful Ohio park.
Barstow, California

Painted Rocks

The cluster of boulders near Fort Irwin is covered in military insignia.
Blinman, Australia

'Hongsedaunt'

Past Blinman, past the end of the asphalt, in the majesty of the Flinders Ranges, you will come upon three stone markers by the road.
Burlington, Vermont

Flying Monkey Sculptures

Scary metal statues adorn some of the signature buildings of Burlington, VT.
Datong, China

Hanging Temple of Hengshan

A 5th-century temple improbably built into the side of a cliff.
Shanghai, China

Peace Hotel Jazz Bar

This bar is home to what's likely the oldest living jazz band in the world.
St Neot, England

St. Neot Holy Well

In the 9th-century this small spring-fed well became the location of daily mealtime miracles for one Saxon monk.
Milan, Italy

'Selva Elettrica' ('Electric Jungle')

The enigmatic sculpture hides above an escalator in a Milan metro station.
Peach Springs, Arizona

Caverns Grotto

In a 345-million-year-old cave that's 200 feet underground, dinner awaits.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russian Vodka Museum

The past, present, and future of Russia's signature alcohol is remembered in the world's only museum dedicated to the starchy spirit.
Afar Zone 1, Ethiopia

The Afar Rift

An ocean in the making, in the Ethiopian desert.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Museum of Miniature Books

A gigantic collection of teeny, tiny books.
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Glacial Lake Hitchcock Sediment Dam

Now home to hardy plants, these sand and gravel dunes once held back a massive prehistoric lake.
Eden, Australia

Eden Killer Whale Museum

A microcosm of the whaling industry in a small Australian town.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Borlänge, Sweden

The Original Ornäsbjork

A semi-sterile mutant birch that became Sweden's national tree.
Bangui, Central African Republic

Notre-Dame of Bangui Cathedral

Amidst political unrest, this Roman Catholic Cathedral has helped organize peace talks.
Toronto, Ontario

Cube House

This unusual structure may be on its way to becoming a cultural landmark in Toronto.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Owamni

The dishes at this restaurant by The Sioux Chef celebrate indigenous heritage.
Palmer, Alaska

Castle House

The only house built with a turret, crenellations, and a moat in Palmer, Alaska.
Cali, Colombia

Parque del Perro

This statue pays homage to a group of kids's childhood companion who once called the park home.
Dalgety Bay, Scotland

St. Bridget's Kirk

Wander around the extensive remains of this 12th-century medieval church.
Sydney, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.