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New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7235, -74.0002
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean
37.8085, -122.4402
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet
34.0257, -118.3953
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
United Kingdom

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones
55.2417, -6.5112
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
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities.
37.8910, -122.2854
Los Angeles, California

Necromance

Medical and Zoological Curiosites for Sale
34.0833, -118.3468
Uncommon Objects Sign
Austin, Texas

Uncommon Objects

One part antique store, one part curiosities hodge-podge
30.2483, -97.7505
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice
37.7596, -122.4217
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass
37.7596, -122.4214
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery
37.8340, -122.2393
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360 degree live images of the San Francisco coast
37.7783, -122.5142
Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere
37.7726, -122.4603
Emperor's tombstone, Colma
Colma, California

Emperor Norton's Grave

The final resting place of the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico
37.6810, -122.4644
View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966
37.7799, -122.5137
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva in the Green-Wood Cemetery

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies
40.6594, -73.9963
View from the street
San Francisco, California

Defenestration

Furniture tries to escape an abandoned building in San Francisco
37.7794, -122.4072
Bor District, Romania

Decebal's Head

Giant portrait of an ancient king
44.6406, 22.2914
Berkeley, California

Cesar Chavez Park

A 90-acre park on former landfill that hosts an annual kite festival
37.8728, -122.3196
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA
37.8508, -122.2905
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Columbarium

The restored and active Victorian-era final resting place of San Francisco
37.7806, -122.4571
San Francisco, California

The Sutro Egyptian Collection

Tenacious mummies survived dental problems, eternal entombment, and more than their fair share of devastating fires
37.7227, -122.4801