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Seattle, Washington

Denny Substation

The Denny Substation has been called "the coolest substation in the world" and sits in a densely populated Seattle neighborhood.
Boise, Idaho

Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Jail from the 19th century that was built by inmates.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ladybug Building

The bugs crawling down the front of this office building are almost as big as a '68 VW Beetle.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Moon Tree

A 30-year-old Sycamore tree grown from a seed taken to the moon and back.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Immaculate Reception Monument

This spot memorializes one of the greatest plays in NFL history, unless you happen to be a Raiders fan.
Columbia, South Carolina

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

This titanic steel chain linking two buildings was installed without permission but instantly beloved.
Jacksonville, Florida

Treaty Oak

This ancient octopus-like tree was saved from destruction thanks to shady reporting.
Nashville, Tennessee

Old Tennessee State Prison

This defunct, fortress-like prison has been the setting for several movies.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.
Berlin, Germany

The Return of the Cows

Art and a pun, all in one.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

'Molecule Men'

This monumental work of art symbolizes the coming together of a previously divided city.
Seattle, Washington

Center of the Universe Sign

Residents of Fremont in Seattle have considered it the center of the universe since the 1970s.
RVK, Iceland

EVE Online Monument

This monument to one of the largest science fiction games of all time bears the names of hundreds of thousands of players.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hólavallagarður Cemetery

This verdant, tree-lined Reykjavik graveyard is both enchanting and eerie.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

One of the tallest buildings in Iceland, and perhaps, the most visually impressive.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Thingvellir, Iceland

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates.