It kept the Huns out for centuries, but today it draws 10 million visitors annually. The Great Wall winds across deserts, mountains and grasslands in even the most remote reaches of China. So why has it fallen into disrepair?
People say that the Congo river is murky brown, but for centuries now, historians have written about the Congo's bloody waters. Fantastic tales of death and near misses have corroborated the Congo's reputation as the heart of darkness.
When Thomas Jefferson inherited 5,000 acres of land in Charlottesville, Va., he set out to build a house with more conveniences and European influences. How long did it take him to build it, and what did he include in the plans?
What makes a place romantic enough to inspire a long passionate kiss? Being together in beauty -- whether in a natural setting or a creation of the human imagination -- can certainly help affections flow freely.
The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by France to symbolize freedom. Find out 20 interesting facts about the Statue of Liberty, including statue's real name and when construction began.
They're the anti-museums: roadside attractions so puzzling we ask "why was this created?" But that's exactly what so many tourists are looking for in the Information Age: things that boggle the mind not enrich it.
Over the years roadside merchants have used their gas station diner or motel as a blank canvas that could be artfully decorated to bring in higher profits. Read about some of these quirky landmarks and view our roadside attractions image gallery.
America's roadside architectural wonders include strange palaces and replicas of European buildings. The builders of these structures often wanted to establish their own sense of individualism. Learn more about these amazing roadside architectural wo
Roadside statues are delightful vacation diversions. These larger-than-life creations were known for putting small unknown towns on the maps of every highway traveler. Learn about some of America's most popular roadside statues.
Explore America's quirky roadside attractions from gigantic statues to outlandish landmarks. Used as methods to get motorists to stop these roadside attractions have become American icons. Learn more about America's favorite roadside attractions.
Ranked in battle formation thousands of life-size terra-cotta soldiers protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The clay figures were buried more than 2000 years ago in underground vaults ready to escort the emperor into eternal life.