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Landmarks designate places of interest and peek the interest of many. Discover the massive stones used to erect Stonehenge and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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12 Strange Tourist Attractions

From corn palaces to giant balls of twine, this world has plenty of strange, quirky tourist attractions. Some of our favorites are on this list.


Home of The King: The Graceland Quiz

Home of The King: The Graceland Quiz

Elvis Presley's Memphis, Tennessee, estate, Graceland, attracts many tourists each year. Test your knowledge of Graceland with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: Earth's Mightiest Mountains

Test Your Knowledge: Earth's Mightiest Mountains

Earth's rockiest and snowiest points have inspired awe and fear for thousands of years. Prove your mountain knowledge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Seven Wonders of the World Pictures

Seven Wonders of the World Pictures

Most of the seven wonders of the world aren't around today, but you can still see them. Check out these pictures of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See more »

10 Best Vacations You'll Never Get to Take

10 Best Vacations You'll Never Get to Take

Some famous locales may disappear before you ever get the chance to visit. Read about the 10 vacations you'll never get to take. See more »

The Ultimate World Heritage Site Quiz

The Ultimate World Heritage Site Quiz

The Grand Canyon is one natural wonder listed as a World Heritage site. Take this quiz to learn more about the places listed as World Heritage sites. See more »

The Ultimate World's Tallest Building Quiz

The Ultimate World's Tallest Building Quiz

The Burj Dubai is now called the Burj Khalifa, in honor of Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan. Take this quiz to learn more about the Burj Dubai. See more »

The Ultimate Egyptian Landmarks That Aren't Pyramids Quiz

The Ultimate Egyptian Landmarks That Aren't Pyramids Quiz

There are many Egyptian landmarks that aren't pyramids. Take this quiz to learn more about such non-pyramid Egyptian landmarks as sphinxes and temples. See more »

The Ultimate Guggenheim Museum Quiz

The Ultimate Guggenheim Museum Quiz

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City resembles a coiled roll of ribbon. Take this quiz to learn more about the Guggenheim Museum. See more »

The Ultimate Landmarks You'd Better be in Shape to Visit Quiz

The Ultimate Landmarks You'd Better be in Shape to Visit Quiz

There are some landmarks you'd better be in shape to visit. Take this quiz and learn more about landmarks you'd better be in shape to visit. See more »

Top 5 Coolest Places to See Fireworks

Top 5 Coolest Places to See Fireworks

What are the coolest places to see fireworks? Learn about fantastic fireworks displays from around the world. See more »