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Richland Center, Wisconsin

A.D. German Warehouse

The only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in the architect's hometown.
43.3335, -90.3844
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
Years ago, I saw a child almost plummet out the Emergency Exit (and it would need to be a dire emergency, to knowingly venture out there that high off the ground,) near this high area of the house. The door's opening set off an alarm but staff didn't even raise an eyebrow. Scary place!
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
43.0970, -90.1349
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Skara Brae is on the west coast of Scotland.
Sandwick, Scotland

Skara Brae

Amazing and mysterious Neolithic settlement on Scotland's Orkney Islands.
59.0486, -3.3431
Fingal's Cave
Isle of Staffa, Scotland

Fingal's Cave

This astonishingly geometric cave has inspired everyone from Jules Verne to Pink Floyd.
56.4314, -6.3413
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
The south face of Ben Nevis
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
56.7969, -5.0036
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
West Baden Springs, Indiana

Historic West Baden Springs Hotel

A turn-of-the-century architectural marvel built on healing mineral springs and salt licks.
38.5671, -86.6185
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
Chicago, Illinois

American Science and Surplus

A science teacher's dream.
41.9769, -87.7697
Chicago, Illinois

Chopin Theatre

Theater has had many different incarnations but has survived the ravages of time.
41.9033, -87.6668
Intuit's main gallery. (Intuit)
Chicago, Illinois

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Nonprofit art center that promotes outsider, intuitive, and self-taught art.
41.8954, -87.6546
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
41.9099, -87.6769
Chicago, Illinois

Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's "Hot Dog" Stand.
41.9321, -87.6976
Palmer Tomb
Chicago, Illinois

Graceland Cemetery

An enormous park-like oasis, full of famous Chicagoans' graves.
41.9544, -87.6622
Chicago, Illinois

Eternal Silence

A haunting statue called "Eternal Silence" has quite the reputation among visitors with active imaginations.
41.9588, -87.6615
Entrance to Bohemian National Cemetery. (Wikimedia Commons)
Chicago, Illinois

Bohemian National Cemetery

Cemetery featuring rare glass-fronted columbarium.
41.9763, -87.7282