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Bangkok, Thailand

Erawan Shrine

A shrine built to combat the bad karma of a commercial venture.
Ko Samui, Thailand

Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple)

A dazzling temple featuring a towering 12-meter golden Buddha.
Mae Rim District, Thailand

Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom

A wildlife sanctuary in Thailand invites visitors to pet some of nature's deadliest killers.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Crystal Cave

In which a local geological marvel becomes a quaint roadside attraction.
Beckley, West Virginia

Exhibition Coal Mine

An historic coal mine doubling as a museum and tourist attraction.
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

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

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
Newark, Ohio

Longaberger Basket Building

An office built to look like a giant basket.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Greenwich Locksmith

Phil Mortillaro uses keys to bring art back to the Village.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Sweetwater, Tennessee

Lost Sea

Enormous lake at the bottom of a unique cave system.
Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
Custer, South Dakota

Crazy Horse Memorial

The world's largest mountain carving could fit all of Mount Rushmore inside it many times over.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Cosmos Mystery Area

A place where the laws of nature seem to have gone completely berserk... but of course haven't.
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clifton Hill

Niagara Falls nearby tourist trap, Clifton Hill is a world bright with neon and curiosities that will inspire love, hate, or a mixture of both.
Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village #2

One of few surviving themed motels on Route 66.
Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World

Prehistoric animals decorate this popular outdoor park.