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Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Uncommon Objects Sign
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge
30.2483, -97.7505
Giant Pyramid near Nekoma, North Dakota
Nekoma, North Dakota

The Pyramid of North Dakota

The remnants of an early American attempt at missile defense
47.9521, -98.3332
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum
-41.2906, 174.7822
The descent of the snake god
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show
20.6816, -88.5677
Katy, Texas

Forbidden Gardens

Scale replica of China's ancient terracotta tomb warriors and Forbidden City are the side project of an eccentric millionaire
29.8023, -95.7772
Freaks of Nature
Austin, Texas

The Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style
30.2670, -97.7387
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

An unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways
30.2186, -97.7714
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Houston, Texas

Art Car Museum

At the "Garage Mahal" in Houston, car culture is about more than just driving
29.7720, -95.3969
Jamestown, North Dakota

World's Largest Buffalo

A true roadside icon standing on the same plains that the herds once roamed
46.8923, -98.6989
Cahuita, Costa Rica

Aviarios del Caribe - The Sloth Sanctuary

Sloth rehabilitation center in the jungle of Costa Rica
9.7389, -82.8456
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs
-38.1368, 176.2497
Big Sam towers over the Texas interstate at 67-feet. (Leah Caldwell/Atlas Obscura)
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero
30.6674, -95.5143
Limestone formations, 24 million years in the making (Flickr/alexpgp)
West Bay, Cayman Islands

Hell, Grand Cayman

Send a postcard while vacationing with Satan
19.3791, -81.4068
(Flickr/Eliduke)
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach

Handcrafted thermal spa washes away each night with the tide
-36.8872, 175.8237