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Lake Helen, Florida

Cassadaga

Town of spiritualists and mediums in Florida.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
Brooklyn, New York

Turk's Inn

A Wisconsin kitsch palace from the 1930s lives its second life in 21st-century Brooklyn.
Fort Bragg, California

International Sea Glass Museum

Celebrating the transformation of trash into objects of beauty.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Baltimore, Maryland

Old Town Mall

Once a thriving business district, this former shopping area is now an urban ghost town in the heart of the city.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Shanghai Tunnels

The seamy, underground secrets of Portland's criminal past.
Portland, Oregon

Portland Horse Rings

Tiny horses tethered to antique rings are scattered around the city.
Portland, Oregon

Vaux's Swifts at Chapman School

Tens of thousands of tiny birds swarm into one school chimney every fall.
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Haystack Rock

A massive sea stack famous for its appearance in The Goonies.
Elsie, Oregon

Camp 18 Restaurant

A logging-themed roadside restaurant surrounded by museum-quality machinery and artifacts from the industry's heyday.
Baltimore, Maryland

Elijah Bond's Ouija Board Grave

The man who first patented the Ouija board rests in peace beneath a headstone that playfully reflects that achievement.
Baltimore, Maryland

Graffiti Alley

A hidden alley in urban Baltimore is a haven for graffiti artists.
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.
North Fort Myers, Florida

The Shell Factory

The largest retailer of seashells in the world.
Sumpter, Oregon

Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge

During its heyday, 72 one-ton buckets from this dredge bore into the Powder River excavating vast gold deposits.
Portland, Oregon

The Grotto

A beautiful 62-acre Catholic shrine and botanical garden.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bazaar

Crammed into a Baltimore row house is an oddities shop that sells everything from skulls to dead insects.
Richfield Springs, New York

Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History

This roadside dinosaur park offered up lumpy neon thunder lizards in the name of kitsch and education.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" once housed a creationist museum in its abdomen.
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
Key West, Florida

Robert the Doll

This legendary "evil" doll has been haunting the citizens of Key West for over 100 years.