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Cairo, Illinois

Abandoned Town of Cairo, Illinois

A once-booming Mississippi River town with a history of racial violence is now eerie and mostly abandoned.
Los Angeles, California

Thompson Home

Nancy Thompson's Home from "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Brooklyn, New York

Le Boudoir

Just your average Marie Antoinette–themed speakeasy in an abandoned 19th-century subway tunnel.
Laadla, Estonia

Kingdom of Torgu

A clerical error gave rise to this imaginary micronation in the southwestern corner of Estonia.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Cheeseburger Plaque

A California city claims to be the home of a fast-food classic.
Madison, Wisconsin

Elvis Karate Fight Plaque

A stone marker memorializes the spot where the King broke up a street fight with a classic karate stance.
Kelvedon Hatch, England

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

The biggest and deepest Cold War bunker open to the public can be found in southeast England.
Laußig, Germany

Secret Military Bunker Kossa

This East German military command bunker was ready for World War III.
Sevastopol, Crimea

Decommissioned Soviet Sub Base

In the land of the Light Brigade stands a testament to the Cold War.
Semey, Kazakhstan

Semipalatinsk Polygon

One of the most horrible legacies of the Cold War is a site where the Soviet Union tested nuclear bombs on civilians.
Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ARK D-0: Tito's Nuclear Bunker

This top-secret nuclear bunker hidden in a Bosnian mountain has been converted to a modern art exhibition space.
Xianning Shi, China

Underground Project 131

This Cold War–era underground city includes offices for Mao Zedong and Lin Biao.
Tirana, Albania

Bunk'Art

Once the fallout shelter of a dictator, this sprawling bunker is now a combined history museum and contemporary art gallery.
York, England

York Cold War Bunker

This disused Cold War bunker has been restored to all of its early 60s glory.
Knob Noster, Missouri

Whiteman Minuteman Missile Site

The only remaining Cold War–era Minuteman II missile control center in Missouri.
Cochem, Germany

Bundesbank Bunker Cochem

This Cold War–era fallout shelter was actually a storage facility for the nation's emergency currency.
Moscow, Russia

Bunker-703

A former special storage facility for documents during the Cold War.
Ottawa, Ontario

The Diefenbunker

Canada's subterranean Cold War museum has doubled as a movie set.
Warrenton, Virginia

Cold War Museum

This museum sits on the site of a decommissioned military communications base.
Yueyang, China

Haohan Qiao — "Brave Men's Bridge"

At nearly 1,000 feet long, this astonishing glass suspension bridge is one of the longest in the world.
San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy

Ponte Sospeso

A factory director designed what was the world's longest suspension footbridge in 1923 so his employees could get to work safely.
Xingtai Shi, China

East Taihang Glasswalk

This terrifying glass bridge on the side of a mountain cracks as you step on it.
Sasso di Castalda, Italy

Ponte alla Luna

Crossing this suspension bridge feels like walking through the sky, a fitting tribute to the head of the Apollo program.
Winter Park, Colorado

Devil's Slide Trestles

These decaying bridges 1,000 feet high are a reminder of the skill it took to cross the Colorado Rockies by rail.