50 Places Straight Out of Fairy Tales Ani, Turkey A view of the ruins of Ani, Turkey. The crumbling 'City of One Thousand and One Churches' lies on the border of Armenia and Turkey. It was founded more than 1,600 years ago and at one point reached 100,000 residents. (Wikimedia/sly06)
Calif. is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to natural wonders, but Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains (pictured here with Half Dome in the distance) is considered one of nature's most awesome creations.
The scenic Glacier National Park in Montana encompasses over 1 million acres and includes parts of two mountain ranges (sub-ranges of the Rocky Mountains), over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals. (Wikimedia/Distress.bark)