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Looking down the lobby
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
41.8803, -87.6269
Lake Michigan's Bermuda Triangle
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Lake Michigan Triangle

Paranormal activity on the great lakes.
44.0886, -87.6576
Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Houses over 1.5 million wood letters for printing.
44.1479, -87.5666
View into the reading room.
Austin, Texas

The Harry Ransom Center

The upstairs reading room is packed with millions of rare books, literary manuscripts, and historical treasures.
30.2841, -97.7411
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
43.7146, -98.0254
Rapid City, South Dakota

Firehouse Brewing Co.

South Dakota's oldest operating brewery is housed inside a historic firehouse.
44.0814, -103.2275
Hotel Alex Johnson.
Rapid City, South Dakota

Hotel Alex Johnson

One of America’s oldest and spookiest hotels, thanks to the residency of ghosts, dead presidents, and Alfred Hitchcock.
44.0804, -103.2275
1950s Brown Derby on Wilshire Boulevard.
Los Angeles, California

Brown Derby

Outposts of this restaurant chain were shaped like jaunty chapeaus.
34.0623, -118.2975
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
Hollywood sign seen from Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
51.5087, -0.0762
Lindow Man, on display at the British Museum.
London, England

Lindow Man

Naturally mummified 2,000-year-old man.
51.5180, -0.1270
A portion of the 400-square-foot model
Québec City, Québec

Musee du Fort

A 400-square foot model of historic Quebec is the playing field for a state of the art light and sound show.
46.8129, -71.2054
Fresque des Québécois
Québec City, Québec

The Murals of Quebec City

A contemporary fresco movement illustrates the region's rich history.
46.8107, -71.2035
Old Québec Funicular
Québec City, Québec

Old Québec Funicular

This steep cable railway has been hoisting passengers in the heart of Québec City for over a century.
46.8125, -71.2039
Château Frontenac
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
46.8119, -71.2063
(Street Gangs)
Laredo, Texas

World Trade Bridge

The biggest drug trafficking passage between Mexico and the U.S.
27.5971, -99.5377
Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
27.7660, -82.6314
Photo of one of the lions from J.H. Patterson's book "The Man-eaters of Tsavo", 1907
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.
41.8662, -87.6186
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
43.0385, -87.8975
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo's City of the Dead

In Egypt's expanding metro area, many of the neighbors are dead.
30.0647, 31.2495
Austin, Texas

Toy Joy

A store full of vintage and indie toys designed to bring out the kid in even the crustiest of adults.
30.2654, -97.7479