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Auburn, New York

Fort Hill Cemetery

This former Native American site is the final resting place of Harriet Tubman and other famous historical figures.
Rochester, New York

1872 Monument

A bronze ballot box stands at the spot where Susan B. Anthony voted illegally.
New York, New York

Staple Street Skybridge

Imagine having a street run right through your home, or better yet, a historic bridge three stories high.
Seaside, Oregon

Elsie Cemetery

This small, rural pioneer cemetery is full of interesting grave markers.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Crescent Beach

This gorgeous beach hides behind two headlands in Oregon's Ecola State Park.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Avebury, England

The Red Lion

The only pub in the world surrounded by an ancient stone circle.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
Brooklyn, New York

West 8th Street - NY Aquarium Subway Station

New York's southernmost subway station is whimsically wavy.
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Cueva Ventana

This limestone cave offers an incredible view of the Río Grande de Arecibo valley.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud (Chapel of the Holy Christ of Health)

This chapel on a cliff is renowned for its healing powers and was founded on the site of a supposed divine intervention.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Arecibo Observatory

The world's second largest single-dish radio telescope, once used to contact E.T.
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Garita del Diablo

Legend tells how a Spanish soldier disappeared from this isolated sentry box without a trace.
New York, New York

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
New York, New York

Russian and Turkish Baths Cafe

Have a steam and some blini at this cafe in a century-old bathhouse.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is one of the oldest continuously used residential streets in the U.S.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whitewashed mosque contains the world's largest carpet.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Masdar City

The world’s first zero carbon city is currently meeting less than 1% occupancy.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
Aguadilla Pueblo, Puerto Rico

Punta Borinquen Lighthouse Ruins

Years of neglect and nature took a toll on this 19th-century lighthouse.
Craftsbury, Vermont

Witch Windows

According to the folklore, Vermont's slanted windows were installed to keep witches from flying into the house.