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Washington, D.C.

Art Museum of the Americas

The most magical part of this Latin American and Caribbean art museum is a room covered in beautiful blue tiles from floor to ceiling.
Washington, D.C.

'Spirit of the Haida Gwaii'

A glimpse of the Pacific Northwest‘s indigenous culture in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.

Japanese Stone Lantern

A gift from Japan, 17th-century lantern stands among the cherry trees at D.C.'s Tidal Basin.
Valencia, Spain

Dama Ibérica

This sculpture in Valencia features 22,000 tiny, obsidian blue figures that pay homage to the Lady of Elche.
Woodbridge, Virginia

Nash Family Cemetery

The final resting place of a prominent Black American farming family sits in the shadows of an IKEA store.
Washington, D.C.

Watermelon House

This rowhouse doubles as one of the most photographed spots in the nation's capital.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid Statues

After the queen of Spain had a dream where these statues fell and crushed her, they were removed from the palace and given new homes around Madrid.
Washington, D.C.

Library Of Congress Gutenberg Bible

One of the three perfect vellum copies of this historic book known to exist is on display in a specially-designed case.
New York, New York

'Crack is Wack'

In 1986, Keith Haring was arrested for painting this anti-drug mural on a Harlem handball court.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Secret Pizza

A tiny slice shop hides down an unmarked hallway in a Las Vegas casino.
Washington, D.C.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

The revival of a classic Art Deco theater.
Washington, D.C.

'Ginevra de’ Benci' Portrait

The only Leonardo Da Vinci painting in the Western Hemisphere.
Kapa'a, Hawaii

Kalalau Trail

This narrow coastline trail through the dense Kauai wilderness is among the most beautiful and dangerous in the world.
New York, New York

Silver Towers Playground

This sculptural piece by the artist Tom Otterness doubles as a jungle gym.
Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Shot Tower

Once America's tallest structure, now a Baltimore landmark.
Baltimore, Maryland

Ministry of Brewing

An abandoned church gets a second life as a massive beer hall and event space.
New York, New York

‘The Gilded Lady’

A vibrant, 100-foot-tall mural dedicated to Evelyn Nesbit, the tragic icon of the Gilded Age.
Chicago, Illinois

Beginning (and End) of Historic Route 66

A journey begins with a single step, and for many, the road-trip of a lifetime started at this Chicago intersection.
Beverly Hills, California

Will Rogers Memorial Park

Hidden away among the quiet streets of Beverly Hills, this small park is a haven for walkers and wildlife.
Yorktown, Virginia

French Cemetery

Mass grave of 50 unidentified French Soldiers who died at the Siege of Yorktown, 1781, that gave victory to the American Revolution.
Washington, D.C.

Alma Thomas House

For over 70 years, this house was home to a pioneering Black artist and educator.
Boyce, Virginia

Ginkgo Grove Garden

Every autumn, this grove of living fossils erupts in a blaze of brilliant golden-yellow leaves and stinky fruit.
Denver, Colorado

Jack Swigert Statue

In the middle of a busy airport, a statue honoring the astronaut who told Houston that Apollo 13 had a problem.
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

Stinson the Dinosaur

A unique sculpture designed to raise stroke awareness.