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Castroville, California

World's Largest Artichoke Statue

It should come as no surprise that the world's largest artichoke lies in the town that calls itself the "Artichoke Center of the World."
Shandon, California

James Dean Memorial Junction

A remote crossroads honoring a fallen talent.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Cat Graves

Two small markers remember the Alamo's feline protectors.
San Antonio, Texas

Alamo Line in the Sand

Legend has it the commander of the defenders drew a fateful line in the dirt with his sword just before the final battle.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Montreal, Québec

Gibeau Orange Julep

The skyline of Montreal includes the silhouette of an unexpected fruit-shaped Canadian staple.
Montreal, Québec

'Di-Octo II'

This mesmerizing kinetic sculpture blossoms endlessly in the breeze.
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (The Sailors' Church)

Small ship votives hang from the vaulted ceiling of this port-side church with a Latin inscription on the wall.
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
Montreal, Québec

Marché Bonsecours

A historic Montreal market that was the city's agricultural hub for over century.
Brisbane, Australia

Streets Beach

Brisbane's manmade urban beach has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Mister Rogers Icon at St. Paul's Church

Everyone's favorite neighbor is remembered fondly in this small-town church.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Pilgrim Hall Museum

This museum shines a light on the true Pilgrim experience in North America.
Plymouth, Massachusetts

National Monument to the Forefathers

Plymouth's huge yet little-known memorial to the Pilgrims.
Duxbury, Massachusetts

Myles Standish Burial Ground

It took 275 years and four burials to finally put the Mayflower’s most famous passenger to rest.
Hingham, Massachusetts

World's End

Plans for this peninsula included houses, the United Nations Headquarters, and a nuclear power plant. When none of them worked out, it became an expansive park.
Hull, Massachusetts

Paragon Carousel

The last remaining attraction from Paragon Park.
Cohasset, Massachusetts

"The Witches of Eastwick" Filming Sites

New England's "Witches of Eastwick" locations, in all of their quaint white churched glory.
Scituate, Massachusetts

Lawson Tower

A Medieval Water Tower in the Heart of Massachusetts.
Scituate, Massachusetts

Ellis Estate

Site of the creepy house used in Lucio Fulci's "The House by the Cemetery."
Bristol, England

Edward Everard's Printing Works

This Grade II Listed Building with an Art Nouveau façade once contained a unique print shop.
Bristol, England

The Nails

17th-century merchants in Bristol nailed their deals by placing money on these pedestals.
Bristol, England

Victoria Font

Designed to celebrate the queen's 40th birthday.
Bristol, England

The Llandoger Trow

A historic, reportedly haunted pub that provided inspiration for several famous adventure novels.