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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
The Grave of Harry L. Collins
Louisville, Kentucky

The Grave of Harry L. Collins

A life-sized memorial to Harry L. Collins, the official corporate magician of Frito-Lay.
38.2473, -85.7202
Colonel Sanders Grave
Louisville, Kentucky

Colonel Sanders' Grave

The grave of the iconic Kentucky Fried Chicken mascot features a bust of the man behind the goatee.
38.2467, -85.7114
Waverly Hills Sanitorium
Louisville, Kentucky

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

This former tuberculosis hospital tried to cure disease with good vibes.
38.1307, -85.8414
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

Home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer, today home to many six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
Vieques, Puerto Rico

Mosquito Bay

World's most bioluminescent bay.
18.0979, -65.4413
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
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Körner's Folly House and Museum.
Kernersville, North Carolina

Körner’s Folly

Jule Körner's house full of bizarre architectural details.
36.1151, -80.0787
Tomb of Columbus in Seville Cathedral
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
37.3857, -5.9938
Lexington's Biblical Miniature Golf. (Creative Commons)
Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington's Biblical Miniature Golf

Three courses accompanied by Christian Rock.
37.9975, -84.4564
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
Crypt of the Three Skeletons
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
41.9047, 12.4882
Visible remains of the Mithraeum, off 18 Walbrook Street, London EC4. (dougygyro/Atlas Obscura)
London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
51.5128, -0.0919
(WikiCommons)
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
41.8675, 12.5028
Ancient Agora, Athens
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
37.9758, 23.7247
The long view of Cooper's Row
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
51.5108, -0.0766
"Mystery of Faith" Crucifixion Fresco - St. Mary's Episcopal Church in West Jefferson, NC
Glendale Springs, North Carolina

Church of the Frescoes

Rural churches in the middle of nowhere with religious frescoes by famous artist.
36.3429, -81.3647