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Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum is dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art
39.2801, -76.6068
Brooklyn, New York

Broken Angel

An illegally built ramshackle mansion tucked in the middle of Brooklyn - CLOSED
40.6856, -73.9613
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios
48.8563, 2.3263
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7235, -74.0002
Years ago, I saw a child almost plummet out the Emergency Exit (and it would need to be a dire emergency, to knowingly venture out there that high off the ground,) near this high area of the house. The door's opening set off an alarm but staff didn't even raise an eyebrow. Scary place!
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections
43.0970, -90.1349
Interior of the Hunterian Museum
Greater London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery
51.5169, -0.1170
Le Musee des Moulages
Paris, France

Le Musee des Moulages

A unrivaled and rather horrifying collection of wax dermatological models
48.8735, 2.3698
Paris, France

Musée Dupuytren

Weird wax anatomical models reside here, as do other anatomical specimens
48.8508, 2.3412
Clément Ader's Avion III
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments
48.8666, 2.3555
Museé Fragonard
Maisons-Alfort, France

Museé Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard
48.8005, 2.4356
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mutter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
London, England

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanestisized patients
51.5050, -0.0887
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items
51.5168, -0.1176
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean
37.8085, -122.4402
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune
37.3189, -121.9506
Greater London, United Kingdom

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years
51.4975, -0.1747
Paris, France

Paris Sewer Museum

The curious underground history of keeping Paris clean
48.8629, 2.3017
Bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery (La Ville Leveque Street numbers 1 and 2). Deposited in 1844 in the western ossuary (bone repository) and transferred to the catacombs in September 1859.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them
48.8343, 2.3322
New York, New York

The New York Earth Room

A room in New York City that contains 250 cubic yards of dirt worth a million dollars
40.7260, -73.9999
Century-old rats
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps
48.8598, 2.3467
Centerport, New York

Vanderbilt Museum

An eccentric playboy's astounding natural history collection
40.9055, -73.3676
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs
48.8594, 2.3910
Kansas City, Missouri

Steamboat Arabia Museum

Steamboat sunk in 1856, recovered from a field 132 years later with the cargo still intact
39.1102, -94.5813