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U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in this hotel's room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Woolaroc

An oil baron's wild paradise and the winner of an ill-fated air race.
West Mineral, Kansas

Big Brutus

The Bucyrus-Erie model 1850B electric shovel, or "Big Brutus," the largest existing electric shovel in the world.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four, 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Community Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
Shravanabelagola, India

Gomateshvara

World's tallest monolithic statue has served as a pilgrimage site since its completion in 993 CE.
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
New Delhi, India

Iron Pillar of Delhi

An ancient iron pillar in Delhi that seems to be rustproof.
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's second-largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
Abhaneri, India

Chand Baori

Thousands of exquisitely carved stone water storage wells, hundreds of stone steps fill this exquisite medieval stepwell.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

The world's longest known cave system.
Middleton, Wisconsin

National Mustard Museum

More than 5,000 contemporary and "historic" mustards from around the world.
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel

Wedding chapel's mysterious spiral staircase said to be miraculously constructed.
Florissant, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
Golden, Colorado

The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

The final resting place of American icon Buffalo Bill, and a museum that aids in telling his tale.
Evergreen, Colorado

Mount Blue Sky Scenic Byway

The highest paved road in North America winds its way up Mount Blue Sky in Colorado to an altitude of 14,130 feet above sea level.
Creve Coeur, Missouri

Saint Louis Abbey

Famous church recognized for both its unique design and disciplined monks that live according to the Benedictine discipline.
Columbia, Missouri

Devil's Icebox

Curious cave that stays a cool 56 degrees all year long.