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Hot Springs, Arkansas

Tiny Town

Everything in this miniature world was handmade from matches, paperclips, wires, tin cans, and other everyday objects.
Memphis, Tennessee

The Jungle Room at Graceland

Elvis' own personal tropical hideaway.
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
Mecca, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Tucson, Arizona

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Miniature art that tells an enormous story.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Cody, Wyoming

Smith Mansion

One man's ambition created this psychedelic log home.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor’s Fairy Doors

The city is full of whimsical portals to another world.
Paris, Illinois

Embassy Row of the Parisian Diaspora

One of the first historical sites of an alternative universe was installed in the town of Paris, Illinois—which is now home to an annual spelling bee of Kcymaerxthaereal words.
Summerville, Georgia

Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens

This "Plant Farm Museum" is home to the divinely inspired and visionary outsider artwork of Reverend Howard Finster.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Holy Land USA

A religious-themed park filled with folk art to bring biblical stories to life that fell into disrepair and now being restored.
Berlin, Maryland

Assateague Island

The land is home to swimming ponies and a legendary 18th-century treasure.
Wellington County, Prince Edward Island

Edouard Arsenault Bottle Houses

Three buildings constructed of over 25,000 multicolored glass bottles.
Lucas, Kansas

World's Largest Collection of Smallest Versions of Largest Things

A unique attraction and museum dedicated to exploring iconic roadside structures.
Lucas, Kansas

Bowl Plaza

This artsy public restroom is shaped like a giant john.
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Step inside Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
Pullman, Washington

The Junk Castle

A home made entirely from scrapped, reclaimed and recycled material in Whitman County, Washington.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
San Francisco, California

Phelan Building

The second building of its name to occupy this location might be the finest flatiron building in San Francisco.