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Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
Washington, D.C.

St. Elizabeths Hospital

Government testing at the asylum briefly explored using marijuana as a "truth serum" on Nazi prisoners of war.
Washington, D.C.

Tudor Place

A historic estate packed with George Washington's heirlooms, and its own nuclear bunker.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
Eureka, North Carolina

Goldsboro Nuclear Mishap

A sign marks the plane crash that caused two nuclear bombs to fall in North Carolina.
New York, New York

P.S. 186

From scholastic to sepulchral - now under reconstruction.
New York, New York

Bellevue Hospital

The name of this famed hospital was once a byword for the horrors of medical and psychiatric care.
Augusta, Georgia

Haunted Pillar

Death comes to anyone who dares to touch this concrete column.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
Bodega Bay, California

Children's Bell Tower

A poignant memorial to a young boy whose death spurred a dramatic increase in organ donations in Italy—dubbed the "Nicholas Effect."
Richmond, California

Winehaven

Once the largest winery in the world, this castle-like building now sits abandoned on the San Pablo/San Francisco Bay shore.
Castroville, California

World's Largest Artichoke Statue

It should come as no surprise that the world's largest artichoke lies in the town that calls itself the "Artichoke Center of the World."
Livingston, Illinois

Pink Elephant Antique Mall

Oversized statues are just the tip of this nostalgic Americana roadside attraction.
Eldon, Iowa

American Gothic House

Home with Gothic windows featured in a famous painting.
Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon

The Grand Canyon of Texas.
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
Stanford, California

Dymaxion Chronofile

An archive of nearly every day of Buckminster Fuller's life.
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
Palo Alto, California

Stanford Mausoleum

Guarded by the Angel of Grief, the Stanford family tomb attracts an odd mix of halloween revelry and somber contemplation.
Sunnyvale, California

Libby's Water Tower

A giant can of fruit cocktail is all that remains of what was once the world's largest cannery.