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The Church Rock
Monticello, Utah

Church Rock

Oddly shaped rock formation, misassociated with a nearby utopian community.
38.0740, -109.3452
The ruins of Chetro Ketl in Chaco Canyon.
Nageezi, New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

A phenomenal assembly of pueblos in New Mexico is the most complete example of ancient ruins north of the border.
36.0551, -107.9540
Spruce Tree House - March 2010
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park

The ancient dwellings of the Puebloans, carved into the cliffs of majestic mesas.
37.1838, -108.4887
Ra Paulette's Hand-Carved Caves
La Madera, New Mexico

Ra Paulette's Hand-Carved Caves

One man has carved a number of natural New Mexico caves into psychedelic sandstone temples.
36.3031, -106.0467
Parque Kennedy
Lima, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead.
-12.1220, -77.0308
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
Ancon, Peru

Brain Museum

Tucked behind the Institute of Neurological Science down a decrepit street resides the largest display of human brains in Latin America.
-11.7814, -77.1609
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
-13.2581, -72.2633
Moray
Urubamba, Peru

Moray

Huge stone depressions which may have acted as an Incan agricultural experiment.
-13.3296, -72.1971
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1547, -72.5254
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
37.7360, -105.6390
Tubohotel
Tepoztlán, Mexico

Tubohotel

Concrete construction materials turned into a fashionable capsule hotel in rural Mexico.
18.9849, -99.1062
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

These faux-cliff dwellings allow visitors to climb around on a replica archaeological site.
38.8629, -104.9122
Hidden Treasures
Topanga, California

Hidden Treasures

An unreal vintage shop that wears its dadaist influence on its zombie fish.
34.0896, -118.6026
Byodo-In Temple.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

An authentic replica of an Asian temple and garden hidden amongst the natural beauty of Hawaii.
21.4348, -157.8279
Autumn in Oz
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

An Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair but still holds some of that original magic.
36.2110, -81.8890
Helen's Bridge
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother.
35.5945, -82.5404
The World's Smallest Mummy
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
21.0198, -101.2662
(Flickr/Riku Kettunen)
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
19.3102, -99.1429
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
43.0970, -90.1349
Chicago, Illinois

The Empty Bottle

A beloved Chicago music venue offering cold beer and lots of “Friendly."
41.9004, -87.6868
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
29.9286, -90.0843
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
29.9559, -90.0651
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises.
64.1430, -21.9156