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Green Island, Australia

Marineland Melanesia

Home of the world's largest crocodile.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
Seventeen Seventy, Australia

Lt. James Cook Monument Cairn

A cairn commemorating James Cook's second landing in Australia.
Banana, Australia

Banana the Bullock

A fallen bull's legacy lives on in the rural cattle town that is named after him.
Maryborough, Australia

The Story Bank

A museum dedicated to the legacy of writer P.L. Travers and her most beloved character, Mary Poppins.
Maryborough, Australia

Mary Poppins Statue

A statue of the beloved storybook character stands in front of the building in which her creator was born.
New Italy, Australia

New Italy

Once a farming community founded by the Italian survivors of an immigration scam, this colony is now a free camp and roadside attraction.
Childers, Australia

Childers Backpacker Memorial

This former hostel is now an art gallery and a memorial for 15 backpackers who lost their lives to a tragic act of arson.
Araluen, Australia

Gympie Bone Museum

Australia's first and only museum dedicated exclusively to bones.
Bells Bridge, Australia

Jurassic Ark

A museum in rural Queensland wrongly claims that dinosaur fossils possess evidence that the earth is only 10,000 years old.
Kilcoy, Australia

Kilcoy

This small Australian town is considered home to the "Yowie" or the Aussie Big Foot.
Perry Bridge, Australia

Ramahyuck Cemetery

At Ramahyuck, the Gunaikurnai people were forced to trade their freedom and culture for protection. Today, a cemetery is all that remains of the site.
Echuca, Australia

Echuca Wharf

A timber wharf that contributed to Echuca becoming the largest inland port in 19th-century Australia.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Bobs Farm, Australia

The Shark and Ray Rescue Centre

Once an aquarium, this sanctuary now rescues sharks and rays from fishing nets.
Launceston, Australia

The Old Umbrella Shop

A historical umbrella shop, whose owner started a craze for locally-made souvenirs.
Lakes Entrance, Australia

Griffiths Sea Shell Museum

This museum is home to one of the largest private collections of seashells in Australia.
Broadmeadow, Australia

Grandad's Magical Wonderland

This whimsical garden filled with fairies and incredible creatures has been enchanting children—and adults—since the 1970s.
Belanglo, Australia

Backpackers Memorial

A somber memorial to the seven victims of a horrible crime.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Collector, Australia

Dreamer's Gate

One man's artistic vision is a small town government's legal battle.
Acton, Australia

The Big Dish

With a surface area of nearly 500 square meters, welcome to the world's largest paraboloidal dish solar concentrator.
Canberra, Australia

The Shine Dome

This copper-coated, multi-arched dome is surrounded by a moat and lights up at night.
Eden, Australia

Eden Killer Whale Museum

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