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Upside Down Traffic Light in Syracuse, New York.
Syracuse, New York

Upside-Down Traffic Signal

A reversed traffic signal that was once violently misinterpreted as a statement on British-Irish relations.
43.0466, -76.1856
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Crater Parking Lot, Mountain in the Distance 2007
Winslow, Arizona

Meteor Crater

This 4,000-ft. in diameter hole claims to be "the most well known, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth."
35.0281, -111.0232
One of the massive steel dragons.
Marshfield, Wisconsin

Jurustic Park

"Iron Age" creatures fill this huckster's rusted metal sculpture garden.
44.7358, -90.1673
1895 Looff Carousel
San Diego, California

1895 Looff Carousel

One of the few remaining carousels built by master amusement park carver Charles I.D. Looff.
32.7086, -117.1690
Sunny Jim cave
San Diego, California

Sunny Jim Cave Store

Behind this beachfront shop lies a spectacular, colorful sea cave with an equally colorful past.
32.8492, -117.2703
Carson, California

International Printing Museum

One of the best collections of antique printing machinery in the world.
33.8427, -118.2823
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
29.9618, -90.0612
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.
29.9591, -90.0714
Cemetery in 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
29.9594, -90.0714
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
Los Angeles, California

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Shop selling 500 flavors of soda has something for everyone.
34.1186, -118.1935
Los Angeles, California

Lummis Castle el Alisal

Eccentric journalist builds himself a castle, stone by stone.
34.0937, -118.2071
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
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
33.9865, -118.4745
Echo Park Time Travel Mart.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
34.0768, -118.2593
Photo of Skunk Ape captured by Dave Shealy.
Ochopee, Florida

Skunk Ape Research Headquarters

In the depths of the Florida Everglades, one man has dedicated his life to studying the elusive Skunk Ape.
25.8926, -81.2798
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
28.3038, -81.5742
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
27.3824, -82.5620
Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska. (Creative Commons)
North Pole, Alaska

Santa Claus House

Trading post in North Pole where children send letters.
64.7552, -147.3445
Cantwell, Alaska

Igloo City

Four-story concrete hotel never opened to customers.
63.2453, -149.2499
Burial Spirit Houses
Anchorage, Alaska

Burial Spirit Houses

Colorful boxes placed over the dead are left to rot and crumble.
61.4570, -149.3638