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Lowell, Massachusetts

Worthen House Cafe

The oldest tavern in Lowell has dedicated fans of its fan.
New York, New York

Ear Inn

One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).
Skagway, Alaska

Red Onion Saloon

Originally a brothel during the Klondike Gold Rush, this bar once used dolls to denote when ladies were working.
Menlo Park, California

The Great Spirit Path

A trail weaves through the verses of a poem illustrated by stone sculptures inspired by Native American pictographs.
Windsor, England

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Taktsang

The small cliffside monastery known as the Tiger's Nest is said to be the meditation site of an eighth-century Buddhist master.
Sirkka, Finland

HaliPuu's Campfire Barista

In the Hugging Tree Forest, lingonberry marshmallows, hot chocolates, and the best campfire lattes north of the Arctic Circle come to you.
Cape Town, South Africa

Foreshore Freeway Bridge

Despite many attempts to finish this bridge, it has been abandoned since the 1970s.
Mount Baldy, California

Bridge to Nowhere

Abandoned bridge hidden deep in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania

Kinzua Bridge

Once the "Eighth Wonder of the World," this iron railroad bridge was decimated by a tornado.
Dunbar, Scotland

Belhaven Bridge

At high tide this strange footbridge appears to have no purpose whatsoever.
Marshall, California

The Marconi Conference Center

Built by the inventor of the radio, this abandoned hotel has housed early radio employees, military men, and a dangerous cult.
Singapore

BooksActually

An independent bookstore and press with a large collection of local and English-language literature.
Staufen im Breisgau, Germany

The Cracking Buildings of Staufen

A geothermal energy project gone wrong is fracturing the city's picturesque architecture.
San Antonio, Texas

Classmates

What was meant as an innocent piece of art has earned a reputation as the "mansplaining sculpture."
Beirut, Lebanon

The Grudge (Al Ba’sa)

Beirut's thinnest building was the result of feuding brothers.
Milford, New Hampshire

Caroline Cutter Headstone

A New Hampshire grave with a grudge.
San Francisco, California

Labyrinth at Land’s End

A winding path built in secret on the edge of the continent.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
Shetland Islands, Scotland

Broch of Mousa

A remarkably well preserved tower dating all the way back to the Iron Age.
Orkney, Scotland

Old Man of Hoy

A red sandstone freestanding monolith rises out of the sea in northern Scotland.
Orkney, Scotland

The Stones of Stenness

Possibly the oldest of Britain's ancient henges is also one of its most stark.
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.