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Best Places to Be When the World Ends

World Ends Places
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SmarterTravel

It could all end one year from now on December 21, 2012. Or not. The prophecies and speculations about what might happen on the last day of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Maya calendar are, well, endless. For you planners and you naysayers, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 destinations to witness the event (or nonevent). These cool bunkers, mystical sites, places with ironic names, and culturally significant locations are great spots to go out having the time of your life, even if the end of days is a no-show.

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