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New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
New York, New York

The New York Earth Room

A room in New York City that contains 250 cubic yards of dirt worth a million dollars.
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
Seattle, Washington

Kubota Garden

This semi-secret garden in south Seattle emulates a traditional Japanese garden using the plants of the Pacific Northwest.
North Bend, Washington

Twede's Cafe

Twin Peaks' real life Double R Diner has been restored to its damn fine television look.
Fall City, Washington

Wallaby Ranch

The only place in the Valley of the Moon to party with some baby albino wallabies.
Peebles, Ohio

The Great Serpent Mound

The largest earthwork effigy in the world.
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building

Marvel at this turn-of-the-century masterpiece that has been turned into a rather stately supermarket.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, baked goods, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Cleveland, Ohio

Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick

A collection of Wiccan artifacts and occult paraphernalia started by the leader of the Long Island Coven.
Cleveland, Ohio

The Haserot Angel

The angel of death appears to weep black tears at this grave marker.
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park

The first park built over a freeway is a brutalist masterwork.
Goldendale, Washington

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge

A French chateau, failed utopian community, odd museum, and Stonehenge replica in rural Washington State.
Seattle, Washington

The Red Hall at Seattle's Central Library

A colorful architectural gem in Seattle's uniquely modern Central Library.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Seattle, Washington

Belfry Oddities

A Seattle oddities shop brimming with Victorian-era gems and antique curio.
Seattle, Washington

Union Station

Though strikingly beautiful, Seattle's other railway station is now largely forgotten.
Seattle, Washington

Beacon Food Forest

This edible park is open to any and all foragers.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
Tacoma, Washington

Bridge of Glass

A beautiful footbridge with over 2,000 glass sculptures along the walls and ceiling.
Cincinnati, Ohio

Spring Grove Cemetery

This magnificent Cincinnati graveyard is also a popular public park.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's Tomb

The final resting place of New Orleans' most famous voodoo priestess.