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Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.
Kortezubi, Spain

Bosque Animado de Oma

A living art gallery painted on a canvas of Monterey pine trees.
Enciso, Spain

Enciso Ichnites

Hundreds of preserved dinosaur footprints can be found along a hiking trail in this small village.
Sasamón, Spain

Museo Salaguti

Salaguti's live-in museum: a fortress against criticism and consumer art.
Verdú, Spain

Estinclells Iberian Site

Archaeological site of Iberian people ruins.
Vilaplana, Spain

La Mussara

Now a pile of ruins and rubble, this was a lovely mountain town as recently as 1960.
Verdú, Spain

Museu del Joguet (Toy Museum of Catalonia)

Museum of amazing old toys and automata.
Corbera d'Ebre, Spain

Poble Vell de Corbera d'Ebre (Corbera d'Ebre Old Town)

The ruins of a bombed medieval village memorialize the destruction of the Spanish Civil War.
Zaragoza, Spain

Leaning Tower of Zaragoza Memorial

A statue of a boy looks up at where the famous rival to the Leaning Tower of Pisa once stood.
Barcelona, Spain

Hash Marijuana & Hemp Museum Barcelona

A stately palace has been converted into the world's largest cannabis museum.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Chihuahua, Mexico

La Pascualita

This 80-year old mannequin is so lifelike it is believed to be an embalmed corpse.
El Paso, Texas

Hueco Tanks

Natural catch-basin rocks covered in thousands of drawings spanning many millennia.
Culberson County, Texas

Guadalupe Peak

The highest point in Texas is capped by a big silver pyramid.
Marfa, Texas

Building 98

A World War II officers' club features Old West murals painted by German POWs.
Langtry, Texas

Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center

Once called the Jersey Lilly, this former saloon was the domain of infamous Judge Roy Bean.
Redford, Texas

Contrabando

An abandoned movie set in the desert of West Texas.
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
Marfa, Texas

Chinati Foundation

Minimalist modern art on a repurposed military base in rural Texas.
Bastrop, Texas

The Gas Station

The pit stop from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" now serves beef and pork barbecue, not people.
Wimberley, Texas

Jacob's Well

A popular swimming hole that hides one of America's most deadly diving spots.
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
Cedar Creek, Texas

Pecan Pie Vending Machine

A 24-hour vending machine restocked daily with homemade full-sized pecan pies.
Austin, Texas

Skyspace: The Color Inside

A view-altering observatory at the University of Texas.