Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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The central fountain in the Rosicrucian garden.
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Park

The headquarters of a secretive order is also a beautifully-designed park
37.3340, -121.9226
One of the four mummies
San Jose, California

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

An extensive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and mummies
37.3340, -121.9226
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins

The remains of a chapel created for convenience
32.3753, -80.5767
Moonville Tunnel
McArthur, Ohio

Moonville Tunnel

The only remnant of a small mining town is an abandoned railroad tunnel that is steeped in ghostly lore
39.2885, -82.4247
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South"
36.1497, -86.8132
Miami, Florida

Miami Circle

A perfect circle of twenty-four mysterious holes dates back to prehistoric time.
25.7694, -80.1899
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border
34.4992, -79.3082
Blue Mustang
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
39.8495, -104.6739
Thurmond's Main Street. (LeahC/Atlas Obscura)
Thurmond, West Virginia

Thurmond, West Virginia

Once connected to the outside world by a single train track, a boomtown-turned-ghost town
37.9615, -81.0823
Fallingwater over the falls
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall
39.9060, -79.4663
The Church Brew Works
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

A restored Pittsburgh house of God has been converted to a marvelous house of suds
40.4622, -79.9644
Monongahela Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Monongahela Incline

The country’s oldest funicular railway has been gliding up and down steepest Pittsburgh for nearly a century and a half.
40.4314, -80.0058
Miamisburg, Ohio

Miamisburg Mound

The largest ancient burial mound in Ohio
39.6272, -84.2810
Topiary Park
Columbus, Ohio

The Topiary Park

Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece has been recreated in Ohio in topiary form.
39.9611, -82.9876
The boundary walls of Kumbhalgarh
Rajsamand, India

The Great Wall of India

The second-longest continuous wall on the planet protects a hidden secret in the deserts of India.
25.1473, 73.5834
Illuminated Lotus petals at night (Flickr/blond avenger)
New Delhi, India

Bahá'í Lotus Temple

A blooming house of worship for the masses
28.5533, 77.2586
Jal Mahal
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it
26.9537, 75.8463
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch
26.9124, 75.7873
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone
26.9246, 75.8242
The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, D.C.

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece
38.9311, -77.0716
Darth Vader grotesque on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
38.9304, -77.0716
Tunnelvision
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall
34.0072, -81.0325
Lovely little path that runs alongside the southern-most wall inside Colonial Park Cemetary
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army
32.0762, -81.0906
Savannah, Georgia

The Paris Market

This quirky curiosity shop takes its cues from the world's bazaars
32.0792, -81.0929