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Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Madame Sherri's Castle

Ruins of the elaborate house where the enigmatic costume designer threw glamorous parties for New York's theatrical elite.
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business.
Yamanouchi, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Hot springs monkey spa in the middle of Hell's Valley.
Charlotte, North Carolina

David Černý's Metalmorphosis

A psychological self-portrait in the form of a giant, segmented head.
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the union.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Lyndeborough, New Hampshire

Purgatory Falls

Beautiful natural falls where Satan once ruined a pot of beans.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

Abandoned Jazz Age Dream Home and Con Man's Hide-Out in Death Valley Desert.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft’s Grave

Final resting place of one of the classic authors of horror literature.
Providence, Rhode Island

Gun Totem

3,500 pound obelisk constructed with 1,000 reclaimed guns.
Providence, Rhode Island

John Hay Library

Books bound in human skin and H. P. Lovecraft's letters are among a few of the treasures this library has to offer.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
Phoenix, Arizona

Mystery Castle

A self-built castle made by a mysterious man.
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
Miami Beach, Florida

The Wolfsonian-FIU

Over 120,000 curious objects that have shaped our modern world.
Anniston, Alabama

The Gigantic Chair of Anniston

What Better Place to Take a Seat?
Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center

One person's lost luggage is another person's treasure.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.