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Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love
33.2542, -115.4727
San Diego, California

Lucha Libre Tacos

Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling) Themed Taco Shop
32.7434, -117.1816
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass
47.6523, -122.3473
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned urban park
40.7392, -74.0083
Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower Penthouse

42nd story Pyramid shaped penthouse tops Seattle's oldest skyscraper
47.6018, -122.3321
Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art
47.6081, -122.3403
Seattle, Washington

Lenin Statue of Fremont

Statue of Lenin, from Cold War era Czechoslovakia, now in a neighborhood of Seattle
47.6515, -122.3513
A view underground
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle
47.6018, -122.3341
Lightship Frying Pan at Pier 66 Maritime
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home
40.7519, -74.0084
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York
40.7346, -73.9903
Wahiawā, Hawaii

World's Largest Plant Maze

Race through the maze, get your name on the sign
21.5248, -158.0374
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
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier
40.7134, -74.0046
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
Slab City sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City California

During winter months, abandoned navy base becomes off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees
33.2589, -115.4664
Seattle, Washington

Neukom Vivarium at the Olympic Sculpture Park

A rotting tree in the middle of Seattle doubles as an elaborately controlled art piece
47.6163, -122.3537
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture
33.6592, -118.0009
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum
35.2790, -120.6638
Hatsukaichi, Japan

World's largest rice scoop

This enormous "shamoji" means more to the people of Miyajima than just a way getting rice onto a plate
34.3041, 132.3238
The entrance to underground naval headquarters.
Tomigusuku, Japan

Naval Underground Headquarters

Elaborate series of tunnels where traces of mass suicide are still visible
26.1610, 127.6689
watch stopped at 8:15 by the blast
Naka Ward, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome
34.3920, 132.4519
Kintai Bridge. (Ken Spink/Atlas Obscura)
Iwakuni, Japan

Kintai Bridge

One of Japan's most famous sights, the bridge was originally built in 1673
34.1666, 132.2188
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world
34.0509, -118.2498
The San Francisco Cable Car Museum lives in a beautiful brick building on Masonic street.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations
37.7945, -122.4114