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Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Lubbock, Texas

American Wind Power Center

This Texas windmill field celebrates the power and majesty of the very winds that blow.
Midland, Texas

The Petroleum Museum

The petroleum industry brings you the joys of hydrocarbons and largest collection of antique oil rigs in the world.
Lampasas, Texas

World's Largest Spur

A spur fit for a giant sits just off Highway 281 in Texas.
Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell McDonald's

This fast-food outlet is the only space and UFO-themed McDonalds in the world.
Bologna, Italy

Bologna Centrale Station Clock

Time has been frozen at this station since the bombing in 1980—or so it was believed.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello's Vegetable Garden and Fruitery

Thomas Jefferson's estate is home to hundreds of varieties of historic fruits and vegetables.
New York, New York

West Terrace at the Cloisters

This hidden oasis features a stunning view of the Hudson River and the Palisades from a castle-like museum.
Edgard, Louisiana

Whitney Plantation

The first plantation museum in the United States to focus on the lives of enslaved people.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jamil's Steakhouse

The storied steakhouse is the last in a long line of Lebanese-owned supper clubs in Tulsa.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
Picacho, Arizona

Battle of Picacho Pass Monument

A stone pillar marking the location of the westernmost battle of the American Civil War only honors one side of the conflict.
Nacogdoches, Texas

Old Stone Fort

Witness to many historic moments in early Texas history.
Marble Falls Township, Texas

Dead Man's Hole

Civil War dumping ground for the bodies of terrorized Union sympathizers.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Woody Guthrie Center

A museum packed with instruments, lyrics, and other mementos of the American folk icon.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Golden Driller

The fifth tallest statue in the United States is a shirtless monument to the oil worker.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Boston Avenue Methodist Church

One of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States.
Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops

The future of roadside attractions is this sci-fi soda mecca that is home to a 66-foot tall neon pop bottle.