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Outside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
40.3830, -105.5190
Government Camp, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

You might know it as the Overlook Hotel...
45.3311, -121.7100
The Biblio-Mat dispenses random used books to delighted readers
Toronto, Ontario

The Monkey's Paw

A book collector's dream, The Monkey's Paw in Toronto has the world's first "Biblio-Mat", a random book vending machine.
43.6584, -79.4424
Wilson Castle, Proctor, Vermont. Entrance facade.
Rutland, Vermont

Wilson Castle

A beautiful, creepy 19th century castle stands incongruous in the middle-of-nowhere Vermont.
43.6122, -73.0276
Cruger-dePeyster Sugar Mill Ruins
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Cruger-dePeyster Sugar Mill Ruins

Despite being made of a seashell mortar, the crumbling remains of this historic Florida mill are still standing.
29.0258, -80.9270
New York, New York

190 Bowery

The greatest real estate coup of all time.
40.7212, -73.9941
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Mmuseumm
New York, New York

Mmuseumm

Tiny museum housed in a New York freight elevator specializes in the "overlooked, dismissed, or ignored."
40.7174, -74.0028
Los Angeles, California

The Silent Movie Theater

The last of its kind in the country.
34.0820, -118.3615
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The Abandoned Zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
34.1339, -118.2886
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
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Casa Grande, Arizona

The Domes

An abandoned facility that has become a place of ritualistic satanic worship, or so rumor has it.
32.8128, -111.7733
Ruins of the 20th century structures in Two Guns near the Old Route 66 side of Canyon Diablo, Arizona as of 2013
Leupp, Arizona

Canyon Diablo

The remains of this hell for leather wild west town can still be found in the Arizona desert.
35.1673, -111.1287
Make your own escape through the historic lobby
Tucson, Arizona

Hotel Congress

Sleep where gangsters fell amidst smoke and flame, with nary a bullethole to show for the legendary struggle.
32.2223, -110.9666
Front view of the cave. Looked very deep.
Winslow, Arizona

Two Guns

The story of Two Guns, Arizona could easily be described as a Shakespearian tragedy on Route 66.
35.1155, -111.0919
Sideways but rock stabilized
Winslow, Arizona

Apache Death Cave

A stealthy Apache hideaway becomes a haunting mass grave.
35.1177, -111.0958
“You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies” at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Phoenix, Arizona

'Fireflies' The Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

The official name “You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies” says it all.
33.4667, -112.0727
Curious Nature
Phoenix, Arizona

Curious Nature

In this small Phoenix taxidermy emporium, you can find everything from a squid in a jar to a freeze-dried toad.
33.5101, -112.0741
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
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
29.9598, -90.0639
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
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
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562