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Medieval torture devices including a maiden on the right.
San Gimignano, Italy

The Museum of Medieval Torture

Medieval torture techniques with a modern conscience.
43.4648, 11.0426
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
43.4676, 11.0431
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum
Fall River, Massachusetts

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast and Museum

Enjoy an overnight at an old haunted B&B site of the Borden family murders.
41.7005, -71.1550
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem, Massachusetts

House of the Seven Gables

The 340-year-old house that inspired the classic Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
42.5218, -70.8835
Salem Witch House
Salem, Massachusetts

The Witch House of Salem

One of the only structures left with direct ties to the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692.
42.5215, -70.8989
Paul Revere House from the street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere.
42.3638, -71.0537
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
42.3573, -71.0613
Lucy
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
39.3209, -74.5117
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
38.2088, -119.0142
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
Olema, California

1906 Earthquake Fence

'Cause the fence start shaking, the earth was quaking.
38.0439, -122.7907
Davis, California

Eggheads

Seven ceramic sculptures scattered around the University of California, Davis campus.
38.5396, -121.7499
Crater Lake, Oregon

Old Man of the Lake

A vertically floating hemlock controls the waves and weather at Crater Lake.
42.9446, -122.1092
Phantom Ship Rock
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
42.9331, -122.1956
Calistoga, California

Calistoga Petrified Forest

The fossilized remains of ancient California redwoods.
38.5558, -122.6389
The shiniest beach you'll ever see.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
39.4530, -123.8136
A car mid-drive through the tree.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142
Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
39.9609, -123.7852
Under the statues
Klamath, California

Trees of Mystery

Two mammoth statues inspired by equally tall tales lure tourists to this roadside attraction.
41.5046, -124.0706
No less frightful for being fake.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
Panamint, California

Barker Ranch

The location of the last stand of Manson's doomsday cult.
35.8596, -117.0885
Scotty's Castle at Sunset
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

Abandoned Jazz Age Dream Home and Con Man's Hide-Out in Death Valley Desert.
37.0323, -117.3410
Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The rocks in this arid basin leave trails of movement behind them.
36.6816, -117.5633