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London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Polly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The taxidermied remains of a once-great parrot.
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Pub

This old London Pub has a peculiar secret upstairs: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Oberwesel, Germany

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Tiny castle in the middle of the Rhine made you pay to pass.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

At the strike of each hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Medieval Crime Museum

Horrifically creative torture devices and shame punishments line the walls of this chilling museum.
Austin, Nevada

U.S. Route 50

Officially named the "Loneliest Road in America" this barren stretch of Nevada road offers almost nothing but sky and open fields.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
Alamo, Nevada

Little A'Le'Inn

An eatery for UFO seekers on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Tonopah, Nevada

Clown Motel

Oh, just a motel on the edge of the desert decorated with thousands of clowns conveniently located next to an abandoned graveyard.
Tonopah, Nevada

Old Tonopah Cemetery

There's nothing creepier than a cemetery next to a clown motel.
Tonopah, Nevada

Tonopah Mining Park

An errant donkey ushered in a new era of mining in Nevada.
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts.
Tombstone, Arizona

Boothill Graveyard

A segregated cemetery in Tombstone, Arizona, provides a window into the Wild West.
Oracle, Arizona

Biosphere 2

A reproduction of earth's many biomes.
Los Angeles, California

Mel Brooks Handprint

There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
Los Angeles, California

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

This opulent hotel has been visited by Spider-Man, Charlie's Angels, and the Ghostbusters.
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Old Jail Museum

This jail which was in service for over a century is now open for curious visitors.
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre Abandoned Train Station

A train station that was abandoned by the coal industry and was later converted into a cocktail bar.
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania

Concrete City

Buildings that dynamite couldn't bring down were abandoned because of bathroom issues.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

The Eagle's Nest

Soaring over 6,000 feet in the Bavarian Alps, this beer garden was once Hitler's 50th birthday present.
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

Dress up like a miner and take a slide into the disco-lit depths of this once foundational salt mine.
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."