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Bankhead
Bankhead, Canada

Bankhead Ghost Town

The ruins of the "20-year town" lay out among the mountains of Alberta.
51.2296, -115.5241
1910 reconstruction of a Pteranodon, a type of pterosaur, by palaeontologist George F. Eaton
Calgary, Canada

Pterosaur Jaw Bone

First flying reptile discovered in British Columbia was for years forgotten in a cabinet.
51.0482, -114.0698
Cantos Music Foundation.
Calgary, Canada

National Music Centre

Eclectic musical collection ranging from hurdy gurdies and orphicas to the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
51.0446, -114.0526
Banff, Canada

Banff Merman

A mysterious taxidermy man-beast of the seven seas.
51.1722, -115.5721
Bourbon Street
Edmonton, Canada

West Edmonton Mall

This massive mall has hundreds of shops, an amusement park, and a history of deadly amusement attractions.
53.5222, -113.6228
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Vancouver, Canada

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
49.3025, -123.1269
Cave of the Hanging Snakes
José María Morelos, Mexico

Cave of the Hanging Snakes

Cave where bat-eating snakes hang down from the ceiling.
19.3483, -88.8844
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
34.1017, -118.3212
St. Laurence O'Toole's heart, encased in wood
Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint beats in the basement - or did, until someone took it.
53.3433, -6.2716
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
Leprechaun Museum back door
Dublin, Ireland

National Leprechaun Museum

A museum that cashes in on its infamous little people while teaching you a thing or two about the Irish fey.
53.3469, -6.2658
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
World Famous Giant Shoe Museum
Seattle, Washington

World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

An old-timey peepshow allows visitors to gawk at some of the world's most freakishly large footwear.
47.6084, -122.3414
La Rotonda del Mar
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Rotonda del Mar

A Lovecraftian altar of nightmarish bronze chairs sits ominously on a boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
20.6114, -105.2346
Malakwa, Canada

The Enchanted Forest

An old world fairytale-land with over 350 fairy folk figurines hidden amongst 800 year old cedars.
50.9712, -118.5634
Bellevue, Canada

Frank Slide

A sleepy little town that had the greatest landslide in North American history fall on it.
49.5900, -114.3900
Painted in the green of of Terex, it wows kids and dads.
Sparwood, Canada

Formerly The World's Biggest Truck

It's still huge and it's still on display in the mountains of western Canada.
49.6739, -114.8438
Drumheller T-Rex with kids on its toes
Drumheller, Canada

The World's Largest Dinosaur

As if T-rex wasn't big enough, this Canadian monument is four times larger than the real thing.
51.4675, -112.7087
Banff, Canada

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
51.1644, -115.5619
Okotoks, Canada

Big Rock Erratic

This massive and unusual rock formation near Okotoks is the world's largest known glacial erratic.
50.7059, -114.0762