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International Museum of Surgical Science
Chicago, Illinois

International Museum of Surgical Science

Museum dedicated to Surgical Science, and its assorted arts
41.9101, -87.6268
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers
38.6330, -90.2001
New York, New York

Billy's Antiques and Props

OUT OF BUSINESS
40.7247, -73.9940
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South"
36.1524, -86.7894
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
Sculpture showing dolphin blowhole sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex
40.7442, -73.9877
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier
40.7134, -74.0046
Chicago, Illinois

The Museum of Holography (Closed)

A Museum of Holography frozen in 1974
41.8832, -87.6559
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history
40.7275, -73.9801
The Minister's Tree House (Flickr/Wonderdawg777)
Crossville, Tennessee

Minister's Tree House

Treehouse built because of divine inspiration
35.9821, -84.9966
Chicago, Illinois

Sears Tower Glass Platform

Four glass boxes hover over 1,000 feet in the air to give visitors an unparalled view
41.8789, -87.6363
The Rainbow Hall
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world
34.9740, -85.3504
Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky. (Creative Commons)
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park
37.1358, -85.9830
Photo of one of the lions from J.H. Patterson's book "The Man-eaters of Tsavo", 1907
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers
41.8662, -87.6186
Blue Lagoon
Grindavik, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant
63.8462, -22.4448
Fall Creek Falls State Park. (Wikimedia Commons)
Pikeville, Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Labor provided by Great Depression-era programs restored these 25,000 acres in Tennessee
35.6565, -85.3500
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave
37.2136, -86.1548
Signal Mountaint's spaceship house
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Spaceship House

Live long and prosper in Tennessee
35.1063, -85.3484
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive
64.1353, -21.8952
New York, New York

Plaque of Nikola Tesla on Radio Wave Building

The former hotel where Tesla invented the radio
40.7453, -73.9903
Chicago, Illinois

Flat Iron Building

41.9104, -87.6770
Chicago, Illinois

Nelson Algren Memorial Fountain

Odd, decrepit fountain honors Chicago author who had mixed feelings about his hometown
41.9036, -87.6671
Chicago, Illinois

Chopin Theater

Theater has had many different incarnations but has survived the ravages of time
41.9033, -87.6668
Chicago, Illinois

Rainbo Club

Beloved bar home to musicians of all eras and reputations
41.9028, -87.6774