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Places visited in Boulder, Colorado
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Teec Nos Pos, Utah

Four Corners Monument

The marker offers a rare chance to be in four U.S. states at once, though there's some controversy over its geographic accuracy.
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
Longmont, Colorado

Saul the Sticker Ball

The world's largest sticker ball weighs in at a mighty 231 pounds.
Nederland, Colorado

Nederland Mining Museum

One of the few surviving Panama Canal steam shovels stands outside a tiny Colorado mining museum.
Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness

Inspired by a music box, a small town Vietnam vet carved an entire carousel full of animals by hand.
Broomfield, Colorado

Shep the Broomfield Turnpike Dog

The final resting spot of the Colorado Transportation Department's beloved unofficial mascot.
Boulder, Colorado

Valmont Butte

This now-abandoned outcrop is an important Native American spiritual site, overtaken by European settlers and mining pollution.
Boulder, Colorado

NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock

The clock that sets them all.
Boulder, Colorado

Media Archaeology Lab

A research lab and hands-on museum where visitors can experiment with retro technology.
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
Newberry, Michigan

Oswald's Bear Ranch

Two dozen rescued bears roam (mostly) free at the largest bear ranch in the U.S.
Shingleton, Michigan

Chapel Rock

This lone tree and dramatic sandstone outcropping are so beloved by Michiganders they can be found on one of the state’s coins.
Marquette, Michigan

Lakenenland

Large one-man sculpture park in Michigan.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Praying Hands

These massive mitts are made of 30 tons of devotional bronze.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for decades.
Madrid, Spain

Sobrino de Botin

The oldest restaurant in the world is this old-world Spanish eatery, still known for its suckling pig.