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On a sunny day, the chapel looks positively fairytale-esque
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
33.7432, -118.3775
Los Angeles, California

Sunken City

A jumble of foundations, streets, and streetcar tracks inhabit the cliff where a landslide occurred in 1929.
33.7058, -118.2889
Concrete building at the abandoned Murphy Ranch.
Los Angeles, California

Rustic Canyon's Murphy Ranch

World War II-era Nazi compound nestled in the Santa Monica hills.
34.0683, -118.5105
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The Abandoned Zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
34.1339, -118.2886
Portal of books.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic.
34.0477, -118.2494
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
34.0509, -118.2498
former Downtown LA location (closed)
Glendale, California

Museum of Neon Art

A one-of-a-kind collection of a unique medium.
34.1438, -118.2547
Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace.
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

A music-filled, booze-soaked oasis in the desert.
34.1566, -116.4931
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South."
36.1497, -86.8132
Dinosaurland
White Post, Virginia

Dinosaurland

Outsider art meets paleontology at this roadside reptile repository.
39.0554, -78.1414
Foamhenge. (Stephanie RiCharde/Atlas Obscura)
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam.
38.8816, -77.4863
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
Corning Museum of Glass
Corning, New York

Corning Museum of Glass

Dedicated to the art and science of glass in equal measure, this space is as much laboratory as museum.
42.1498, -77.0540
One of the more recognizable landmarks of the 500 acre reserve
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
41.4280, -74.0625
Massachusetts War Memorial Tower at the Summit
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
42.6376, -73.1662
Bannerman's Island Arsenal
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business.
41.4553, -73.9889
Mount Tremper, New York

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

The world's largest kaleidoscope, designed by a 1960s psychedelic artist.
42.0441, -74.2836
The Monsters of Bomarzo
Bomarzo, Italy

The Monsters of Bomarzo

A 16th-century horror show built in a lovely Italian garden.
42.4910, 12.2462
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
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
43.8437, 10.5070
La Specola.
Florence, Italy

La Specola Anatomical Collection

The largest and most famous wax anatomical collection anywhere in the world.
43.7645, 11.2470
Aerial view of the annual corn maze
Bellerose, New York

Queens County Farm Museum

The oldest continuously operating farm in New York State.
40.7483, -73.7235
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
39.9429, -75.1593