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Pigtail Auto Loops

Routes can curve so completely that sometimes they loop all the way around and cross over themselves at a different elevation. Generally this happens in mountainous areas or in tightly-confined urban areas where there isn’t enough space to create a…

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Wednesday, 10th August 2011

Top 10 Rudest Place Names in America

Back in February, GSS presented the wildly popular Top 10 Rudest Place Names in Britain. Now, it’s time for the American version! Take a deep breath, bring forth your sense of humor, and drum roll please… 10. Smackover, Arkansas: Claims…

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Friday, 4th December 2009

Streetview USA gets massive update

Yesterday, Google announced that they had added some extra cities to Street View, including Memphis, Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina. What’s even more interesting though, is that this update includes a lot of the places in-between places –…

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Wednesday, 10th December 2008

Heartland Country Corn Maze

The 2002 design of the Heartland Country Corn Maze near Harrisburg was a coyote howling at the moon (with the letters USA in the lower right corner). This year they drew a 6.6 acre triceratops. Thanks: David Thornton

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Tuesday, 25th October 2005

Crazy Horse Memorial

A few miles from Mount Rushmore is the Crazy Horse Memorial which Korczak Ziolkowski started carving singlehandedly in 1948 and it’s not expected to be finished any time soon. Although the satellite photo is not the best shot you can…

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Tuesday, 10th May 2005

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a 60ft rock carving featuring (left to right) former U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Props to xylon (and many others).

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Friday, 8th April 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

High Line Park, New York

Recently opened in New York, the High Line is a unique new public park as it isn’t at ground level,…

Standing But Not Operating: Abandoned Theme Parks

‘Standing but not operating’ (SBNO) is the term applied to amusement parks and amusement rides that have been abandoned by their owners but remain structurally intact. Not only are abandoned amusements favourites among urban the urban exploration crowd, SBNOs also make for great Google Sightseeing!

The War of 1812 – Canada

This summer, communities around North America are marking the two-hundredth anniversary of the start of the War of 18121. Perceptions…

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  3. Chuck Sears: Hitchcock Naval Air Station was a blimp base. It was decommissioned after WW2 and pretty much destroyed...
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