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In honor of Tesla Day - Nikola's birthday - we've assembled a catalogue of places to visit and pay your respects to the multi-national brilliant engineer, the original mad scientist, and New York City pigeon lover.

TRAVEL IN TESLA'S FOOTSTEPS

Tesla's Birthplace Museum - Atlas Obscura

TESLA'S BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM
Smiljan, Croatia

Humble beginnings for one of the world's most famous scientists.... »

Tesla's Wardenclyffe Laboratory - Atlas Obscura

TESLA'S WARDENCLYFFE LABORATORY
Shoreham, New York, US

An unrealized dream to wirelessly electrify the entire Earth.... »

Griffith park Tesla Coil - Atlas Obscura

GRIFFITH PARK'S TESLA COIL
Los Angeles, California, US

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.... »

Nikola Tesla Plaque - Atlas Obscura

NIKOLA TESLA PLAQUE ON THE RADIO WAVE BUILDING
New York City, New York, US

The former hotel where Tesla--little known fact!--invented the radio .... »

Niagara Tesla Monument - Atlas Obscura

NIAGARA TESLA MONUMENT IN NEW YORK
Niagara, New York

One of many reminders of Tesla's scientific contributions over looks the falls which inspired him.... »

Niagara Tesla Monument - Atlas Obscura

NIAGARA TESLA MONUMENT IN ONTARIO
Ontario, Canada

Niagara Falls holds a special place in Nikolai Tesla's history, so they put a statue on it.... »

Nikola Tesla Street Corner - Atlas Obscura

NIKOLA TESLA STREET CORNER
New York City, New York, US

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.... »

Hotel New Yorker - Atlas Obscura

NEW YORKER HOTEL
New York City, New York, US

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.... »

Belgrade Tesla Museum - Atlas Obscura

BELGRADE TESLA MUSEUM
Belgrade, Serbia

Nikola Tesla's ashes are held in a golden sphere, surrounded by his works.... »

 Before you set out on that grand tour, may we suggest a little light reading?

Why Nikola Tesla was the Greatest Geek that Ever Lived - The Oatmeal

Why Tesla was a lot hotter than Edison - Bangable Dudes in History

Tesla: Master of Lightening - PBS

Nikola Tesla - Wikipedia biography

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