21 February 2024

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West Kern Oil Museum

West Kern Oil Museum (Taft, California)

When people outside California think about the San Joaquin Valley (which they rarely do), it’s often farms that fill their minds. While there are plenty of farms here, this inland region of California is also

Giant Artichoke in Castroville, California

Giant Artichoke (Castroville, California)

Naturally low expectations are not unexpected for a restaurant that attracts tourists with a giant artichoke, but there’s a rich farming history behind Castroville, California’s Giant Artichoke. It was Spanish settlers who originally brought artichokes

Shoes on the Danube Bank

Shoes on the Danube Bank (Budapest, Hungary)

Located on the Pest side of the Danube Promenade, about 300 meters (980 ft) south of the Hungarian Parliament, Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial sculpture in Budapest, Hungary. Conceived by film director

Spam Museum

The Spam Museum (Austin, Minnesota)

Austin, Minnesota is home to a special museum dedicated to one particular brand of canned precooked meat. The museum’s first home at Austin’s Oak Park Mall opened as the Hormel Foods First Century Museum in

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Sites Around the World

  • Located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, the Imperial Palace of Japan occupies the same site of the original the Tokugawa shogunate’s castle, the Edo-jō. During its peak it was the largest fortress in the ...
  • Mill Ends Park, Portland, Oregon
    Mill Ends Park is the smallest urban park in the world.  Located in a median strip on the SW Naito Parkway in Portland, Oregon, Mill Ends Park is a circle shaped plot of land 2 ...
  • Louis’ Lunch (1895) New Haven, Connecticut Recognized by the Library of Congress in 2000 as the origin of the hamburger, Louis’ Lunch is one of the longest continually operated restaurants in the United States, but it ...
  • Plum Orchard Mansion
    Designed by the well known firm Peabody and Stearns whom had been hired by Lucy Carnegie to design the home for her son George Lauder Carnegie (the nephew of Andrew Carnegie) and his wife Margaret ...

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES

  • Thermal Springs of Pamukkale
    Made of white limestone and travertine terraces, the thermal springs in the Denizili Province of southwestern Turkey are the world’s most famous hot springs.  Since classical antiquity people have been drawn to the thermal springs ...
  • Colosseum of Rome
    The New Seven Wonders of the World, or rather the New7Wonders was a campaign and popularity poll to select seven existing sites from a selection of 200 around the world that were historically and socially ...
  • The Great Wall of China winding its way up a hill
    The Great Wall of China is one of The New7Wonders of the World, and with its 13,171 miles (21,196 km) of length is actually a series of fortifications, earth mounds, and small connecting walls rather ...
  • The city of Pompeii was once a bustling city on a hill just across from the modern city of Naples.  Along with Herculaneum and many small villages in the surrounding area, Pompeii was destroyed by ...

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  • Storelgen
    Storelgen, more commonly known as the Big Elk, is despite its 34 feet of height, not the world’s largest sculpture of a moose. Though it briefly held that title, it is currently outpaced by only ...
  • The Fab Four sculpture in Liverpool, England
    For a large portion of the world Liverpool, England is known for one thing.  Being the birthplace of the Beatles.  And while there are plenty of things that make Liverpool a great place to visit, ...
  • The Big Iron
    Created by artist Reed Todd in 1997, the Flat Iron Sculpture in Asheville, North Carolina is conveniently positioned across from the city’s famous 1926 Flat Iron Building. Loved by locals and tourists alike, Todd’s sculpture ...
  • Bamahenge
    In a clearing of pine trees some 600 feet (183 meters) from the entrance to a marina on the Gulf Coast of Elberta, Alabama, there is a remarkably unrealistic recreation of the world famous ancient ...