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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnehaha Falls

This small, but beautiful waterfall has attracted visits from artists, composers, and two United States presidents.
Athens, Greece

Pittaki Street

150 or so scrounged-up lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns light up this alley in central Athens.
Athens, Greece

Numismatic Museum of Athens

One of the greatest collections of coins in the world is housed in the former mansion of an archeological pioneer.
Athens, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Antikythera Mechanism

A 2,000-year-old computer demonstrates remarkable engineering and astronomical precision.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
New York, New York

Seaman-Drake Arch

Surrounded by low rise buildings and partially converted into an auto body shop, this marble archway is the only vestige of a forgotten Manhattan estate.
New York, New York

Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum

You must take the A train... to the last active cemetery in Manhattan.
New York, New York

Audubon Mural Project

Walking around West Harlem reveals a scavenger hunt of beautiful bird murals.
New York, New York

Hispanic Society Museum and Library

This Manhattan museum houses one of the largest collections of Spanish art and manuscripts outside of Spain.
Queens, New York

Primo Autobody Repair

The most radioactive spot in New York City can also fix your muffler.
Brooklyn, New York

The Evergreens Cemetery

Final resting place for the Triangle Shirtwaist fire’s unidentified victims.
Brooklyn, New York

Most Holy Trinity Cemetery

A burial ground of rusting metal grave markers.
Brooklyn, New York

Harry Nilsson's Childhood Home

The childhood home of one of America's greatest unsung troubadours still stands in a much changed Brooklyn neighborhood.
Brooklyn, New York

Lipsius Cook House

This 19th century brick building in Brooklyn stands out like the anachronistic landmark that it is.
Brooklyn, New York

Do the Right Thing Way

Spike Lee's provocative film is officially honored right where it was made, the first time a work of art was used as a secondary street name.
Alton, Illinois

World's Tallest Man Statue

This life-size bronze statue remembers the tallest recorded human in his Illinois hometown.
Brooklyn, New York

Farm.One

Underneath the bustling city streets, a hydroponic farm grows unique herbs in an urban oasis.
Queens, New York

Vander Ende-Onderdonk House

The oldest Dutch colonial stone house in New York City is a hidden gem on the border of Brooklyn and Queens.
New York, New York

Marble Hill

Manhattan and the Bronx have been playing tug-of-war over this former island neighborhood for more than a century.
Bronx, New York

West 230th Step Street

The longest step street in the city.
Bronx, New York

Villa Charlotte Brontë

Built in the 1920s, this co-op in the Bronx feels more like an Italian villa than a typical New York apartment building.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Thousands of well-dressed mummies below a monastery.