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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

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean
37.8085, -122.4402
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
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs
48.8594, 2.3910
Niagara Falls, Canada

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls nearby tourist trap, Clifton Hill is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both
43.0911, -79.0741
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
Tempelhof postcard, ca early 1960's
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport
52.4838, 13.3877
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame
52.5076, 13.3336
Sign on door, 3rd location.
Portland, Oregon

24 Hour Church of Elvis

The World's First 24 Hour Coin-Operated Art Gallery!! Plastic, Styrofoam, and Elvis--If you can't get rid of it, you might as well worship it!!
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Berlin, Germany

Tajikistan Tearoom

A slice of central Asia in the middle of Berlin
52.5246, 13.3950
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York
40.7346, -73.9903
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
Toronto, Canada

Lower Bay Station

Lost subway station nestled beneath Toronto's busy commuter line
43.6697, -79.3895
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
Portland, Oregon

Rimsky-Korsakoffee House

Casually threatening atmosphere with dessert and coffee to die for
45.5193, -122.6536
San Francisco, California

Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church

Reverend Franzo Wayne King administers spiritual enlightenment through the music of the jazz legend
37.7835, -122.4322
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
Vancouver, Canada

Steam Clock Gastown Vancouver

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown
49.2849, -123.1113
Berlin, Germany

Arthouse Tacheles

An old department store turned Nazi prison turned artist commune
52.5257, 13.3894
Toronto, Canada

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase
43.6425, -79.3873
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel"
48.8526, 2.3471
The club space upstairs from the labyrinth
Berlin, Germany

Peristal Singum

Fall down the rabbit hole into a surreal journey of human consciousness "from ass to soul"
52.4973, 13.4654
(Justus Hayes/Shoes on Wires/shoesonwires.com/Flickr)
Coquitlam, Canada

Riverview Hospital

Historic insane asylum and most-filmed location in the Great White North
49.2455, -122.8089