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Mexico City, Mexico

Mariposario Chapultepec (Chapultepec Butterfly Garden)

You can release a young butterfly at this beautiful indoor garden.
Rokers Point Settlement, Bahamas

Underwater Plane Wreck Near Staniel Cay

One of the most accessible undersea plane wrecks in the world.
Big Major Cay, Bahamas

Pig Beach

In paradise, feral pigs have claimed an island all to themselves.
Asheville, North Carolina

The Grove Park Inn

The U.S. Supreme Court's secret Cold War relocation facility in the mountains of North Carolina.
Toddville, Maryland

Holland Island

After hundreds of years of settlement, this once-bustling fishing village sunk into the Chesapeake Bay.
Valletta, Malta

Valletta Tunnels

A centuries-old forgotten underworld lies beneath Malta.
Nassau, Bahamas

Primeval Forest National Park

Impressive sink holes fill this untouched old-growth forest in the Bahamas.
Arco, Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Home to the deepest rift anywhere on Earth.
Il-Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta

This spectacular dome managed to survive after being bombed in World War II, in an event known as the "Miracle of Mosta."
Alexandria, Virginia

Gadsby's Tavern

This colonial tavern played host to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other famous early Americans.
St. Augustine, Florida

Sacred Cat Rug

Possibly the world's oldest rug, this Egyptian relic is woven entirely from ancient cat hair and once carried a mummified human foot.
Alexandria, Virginia

Hollensbury Spite House

The narrowest house in America is seven feet of pure spite.
Washington, D.C.

Peirce Mill Spy Station

Cold War intelligence agents monitored communist embassies from an attic in a former pigeon coop.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Aqueduct Castle Gatehouse

A building shaped like the Army Corps of Engineers logo, because why not?
Fort Washington, Maryland

Fort Washington

This little star fort down the Potomac from Washington, D.C. was once the only defensive fort protecting the capital.
Iż-Żejtun, Malta

Secret Passage in St. Gregory's

A hidden tunnel of bones in one of Malta's oldest churches.
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina

Charleston Tea Plantation

The only working large-scale tea plantation in the United States.
Newport, North Carolina

Bob's Sinkhole

This sinkhole is disguised as a pond and named after the man who stumbled upon it.
Beaufort, North Carolina

Old Burying Ground

Burial site more than 300 years old.
Belhaven, North Carolina

Belhaven Memorial Museum

A monument to the sheer amount of oddities one can collect over a lifetime.
Ocracoke, North Carolina

British Cemetery of Ocracoke

The North Carolina grounds are leased in perpetuity to the British Commonwealth for as long as the WWII sailors are buried there.