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Florence, Italy

Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents)

Renaissance hospital featuring a rotating door into which unwanted babies were dropped.
43.7763, 11.2612
The entire ceiling
Rome, Italy

The Dome Illusion

A master of trompe-l'oeil creates a stunning tourist-fooling dome out of a flat ceiling.
41.8990, 12.4798
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
36.1497, -86.8132
Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
35.1489, -90.0528
Memphis, Tennessee

Silky O'Sullivan's

Home to drunken tower-climbing goats... seriously.
35.1396, -90.0520
The National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee

National Civil Rights Museum

The hotel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot now functions as a museum dedicated to his life's work.
35.1347, -90.0577
Games and games.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Elsewhere Collaborative

Art museum based around the collections accumulated over 58 years by one eccentric thrift store owner.
36.0657, -79.7911
Weeki Wachee 60th Anniversary, 2007.
Weeki Wachee, Florida

Weeki Wachee: City of Live Mermaids

Welcome to old Florida, where a 1940s mermaid show is still enchanting visitors.
28.5167, -82.5739
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
25.5005, -80.4446
Monkey Jungle entrance. (Flickr)
Miami, Florida

Monkey Jungle

Where monkeys run wild and the humans are caged.
25.5653, -80.4701
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
29.9598, -90.0639
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Mount Trashmore

Scenic mount trashmore, Virginia Beach's most curious waterfront still has a couple of secrets.
36.8303, -76.1270
The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
38.6614, -78.4850
Hollywood Cemetery overlooking the river
Richmond, Virginia

Hollywood Cemetery

The final resting place of two (or three) presidents, one vampire, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers.
37.5395, -77.4529
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
Foamhenge. (Stephanie RiCharde/Atlas Obscura)
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam.
38.8816, -77.4863
The Antikythera mechanism.
Athens, Greece

Antikythera Mechanism

2000-year-old computer demonstrates remarkable engineering and astronomical precision.
37.9892, 23.7325
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