The world's famous landmarks inspire wonder and have been celebrated for centuries. Learn more about famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.
The trail wasn’t the most direct route, but its heart-pounding ascents past other ceremonial sites built suspense for the final reveal — stepping out of the cloud forest to face the fabled mountaintop city.
These destinations are definitely for folks drawn to the dark side of life.
The Statue of Liberty has symbolized freedom across the world for more than a century. But there's a lot more to Lady Liberty's story.
Lady Liberty has stood in New York Harbor for more than a century, symbolizing freedom to the millions of refugees who have emigrated to the shores of the United States.
It could be your last chance to check out the colossal statues of the first 43 presidents' heads — yes, heads.
The $50 million facility was designated as the country's official cultural institution for comedy by the U.S. Congress. So what's inside?
It may not get you to Hogwarts, but it's still fun to take your picture there.
India's Supreme Court ordered the government to either tear down the Taj Mahal or spend the money to restore it properly. Why is repairing famous landmarks such an uphill battle?
The World Heritage Committee added 19 new sites: 13 cultural, three natural and three mixed sites to its list, bringing the total number to more than 1,000 in 167 countries.
You don't have to travel to Greece to see the Parthenon; there's a full-scale replica in Nashville, Tennessee.
The eruption of Mount Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in 79 C.E. was a horrible disaster. So why are people so enthralled with the ashy remains of the ancient city?
The rise of Hindu nationalist political parties and the iconic tomb's Islamic identity underscore religious friction in the world's largest democracy.
Trees that survived horrific or important events provide strong emotional connections for visitors to the historic sites.
When Carnegie Museum of Natural History conservators examined the diorama "Lion Attacking a Dromedary," they found a human skull in the male figure.
The tropical island next door that was off limits to Americans for more than half a century is now open for business … as long as you're not a "tourist."
Why have small towns like Helen, Georgia, and Solvang, California, gotten all dressed up in immigrant garb?
The newest Smithsonian museum has artifacts from luminaries ranging from Harriet Tubman to Michael Jackson.
Toilet-themed restaurants in Toronto and Moscow are two recent examples of this weird craze spreading beyond Asia.
According to Congress, there are too many memorials in the District of Columbia. Finalists in a new contest rethink our monuments for the digital age.
Lost islands are the stuff of adventure movies and ancient tales, but some actually did exist. Others were only alive in imagination or because someone mistook them for another place. Do you know any of these islands?
And it puts your fancy Apple watch to shame.
From murder sites to a building shaped like one of your body's major organs, these rooms for rent deliver way more than free WiFi. You'll never believe all the weird and wonderful places you can bed down.
Airbnb sounds like a win-win: Guests get a unique vacation experience often at less than a hotel would charge, while hosts make extra cash off spare bedrooms or second homes. But hotels, cities and tenants' groups don't feel as buoyant about Airbnb.
Sure, you can easily find a museum full of dinosaur bones or ancient art. But what if you're really into gelato or weird medical devices? Or toilet seat art?
Southeast of Lima, Peru, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, are lines etched into the desert. See the Nazca lines in this gallery.