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Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach of glass is scavenger heaven
40.5780, -73.8886
Former West Village location
New York, New York

Shopsin's

Prove you deserve to be fed by Kenny Shopsin.
40.7189, -73.9879
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
The World's Smallest Mummy
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy"
21.0198, -101.2662
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns
19.4096, -99.2224
(Flickr/Riku Kettunen)
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works
19.3102, -99.1429
La Isla de las Muñecas
Mexico City, Mexico

La Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls)

An island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls.
19.2908, -99.0986
The Pelican Bar from the Edge of the Sandbar
Jamaica

Floyd's Pelican Bar

You may get stranded and everyone's peeing in the water, but at least there's cocktails!
17.9629, -77.8453
"Pioneertown 1946".
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
34.1564, -116.4986
Jake the Alligator Man
Long Beach, Washington

Marsh's Free Museum

Home of Jake the Alligator Man, the mummified remains of a cigar smoking, cross-dressing celebrity of the Northwestern coast
46.3493, -124.0550
Portland, Oregon

Flutter

Delightful disarray of found objects and clutter
45.5516, -122.6755
The Vault
Los Angeles, California

Petersen Automotive Vault

Once strictly off-limits, this lower level housing curious and priceless vehicles of the Petersen Automotive Museum is now open to the public
34.0665, -118.3520
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Descanso Gardens

Hiding amid the largest camellia collection in the country lies a charming children's maze, donated by a secret admirer
34.2044, -118.2130
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

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

Untermyer Park

America's greatest forgotten garden and the former stomping grounds of Son of Sam.
40.9660, -73.8860
Los Angeles, California

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Shop selling 500 flavors of soda has something for everyone
34.1186, -118.1935
Kendall Alley
Los Angeles, California

Kendall Alley

A cobblestone alley with an interesting past
34.0995, -118.1784
The Los Angeles style landscaping contrasts the fairy tale architecture.
Los Angeles, California

Snow White Cottages

Magical-looking cottages that inspired one of the most famous animated films ever
34.1085, -118.2738
The wall of Solutions Audio in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend
34.0952, -118.2837
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years
34.1489, -118.2840
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil
34.1184, -118.3004
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The Abandoned Zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars
34.1339, -118.2886
Under the H
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended
34.1347, -118.3209
The "cave", shot at an angle
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

It should come as no surprise that the best view of the Hollywood sign is from Batman's lair
34.1245, -118.3142