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Photo by Sarah McDonald
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk
34.1803, -86.8185
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune
37.3189, -121.9506
Just before the door was shut on the Crypt of Civilization.
Atlanta, Georgia

Crypt of Civilization

The world's first time capsule lies behind a welded steel door in Atlanta
33.8751, -84.3319
Kernersville, North Carolina

Körner’s Folly

Jule Körner's house full of bizarre architectural details
36.1151, -80.0787
Dragoon, Arizona

The Thing

What is the Thing?
32.0428, -110.0417
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta White House

3/4-scale model of the White House in Atlanta, Georgia
33.8437, -84.2894
Emperor's tombstone, Colma
Colma, California

Emperor Norton's Grave

The final resting place of the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico
37.6810, -122.4644
Alpharetta, Georgia

The Dwarf Castle

A Man's Home is His Castle
34.0888, -84.3607
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant"
39.3209, -74.5117
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
storefront, front view
Atlanta, Georgia

Junkman's Daughter

A purveyor of unusual items located in the center of Atlanta, Georgia
33.7670, -84.3491
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave
37.2136, -86.1548
(The Frazer Center)
Atlanta, Georgia

Cator Woolford Gardens

Secret gardens just a few miles from downtown Atlanta
33.7700, -84.3272
Jasper Newton Smith. (Wikimedia Commons)
Atlanta, Georgia

Oakland Cemetery

Civil War soldiers, captains of industry, and paupers all interred on historic grounds
33.7461, -84.3691
Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco Ossuary

The mortal remains of an estimated 70,000 people lie in the basement of a monastery in Lima, Peru
-11.9777, -77.0469
Cleveland, Georgia

Babyland General

A museum and doll store featuring a surreal and super sanitized version of where babies come from
34.6221, -83.7617
The Big Chicken
Marietta, Georgia

Big Chicken

This abstract roadside poultry was saved from demolition by outraged drivers and pilots
33.9513, -84.5204