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Antarctica

The Bar at Vernadsky Research Base

The world's southernmost bar.
Antarctica

Deception Island

An abandoned whaling station on an active volcano offers hot springs in Antarctica, surrounded by ruined giants of industry.
Rothsay, Minnesota

World’s Largest Prairie Chicken

The statue honors the booming birds Rothsay, Minnesota, is famous for.
Boissevain, Manitoba

Tommy the Turtle

This colossal reptile celebrates the history of the now-defunct Canadian Turtle Derby.
Blue Earth, Minnesota

Jolly Green Giant Statue

This massive roadside mascot was the first version of the giant to illustrate his butt.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Museum of Quackery and Medical Frauds

A museum within a museum, devoted to history's most questionable medical devices.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more than you think it is...
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prince’s Star at First Avenue

After the musical legend's death, his memorial was mysteriously graffitied in gold.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980s.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
Gimli, Manitoba

Narcisse Snake Dens

The largest single concentration of harmless garter snakes in the world is a writhing Canadian serpent orgy.
Gimli, Manitoba

New Iceland

Icelandic settlement in Manitoba established in 1875.
Lorette, Manitoba

Longitudinal Centre of Canada

This strangely specific landmark will let travelers know when they are half way there.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Zoohky Mural

A celebration of one of the West End’s most recognizable figures, who made helping others his life's work.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fort Gibraltar

The intense competition of the 19th-century fur trading industry played out at this fort in Western Canada.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park

Fort Garry was a pivotal post for the Hudson’s Bay Company and a major factor in the economy and political culture of the area.
Rosser, Manitoba

Prairie Dog Central Railway

The oldest operating steam locomotive in Canada runs along this heritage railway.
Minsk, Belarus

Isle of Tears

A beautiful and moving memorial set on a little island in the middle of the river in Minsk.
Lahoisk District, Belarus

Khatyn Memorial Complex

A symbolic graveyard for the villages that perished during the Nazi invasion of Belarus.
Minsk, Belarus

Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment in Minsk

The apartment building where JFK's assassin lived after defecting to the Soviet Union.
Minski rajon, Belarus

The Stalin Line

Remains of the old fortification along the Western border of the USSR, now an elaborate defense museum.
Minsk, Belarus

National Library of Belarus

Glowing orb in Minsk houses 8,600,000 items.
Smaliavicki rajon, Belarus

Mound of Glory

A striking Soviet memorial commemorates the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis.