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New York, New York

Lower East Side Toy Company (The Back Room)

Become a prohibition rebel.
Brooklyn, New York

Admiral's Row

Abandoned 19th century homes once occupied by naval officers, soon to be demolished.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business.
Sydney, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
Budapest, Hungary

Semmelweis Medical Museum

A museum in the childhood house of a medical pioneer.
Budapest, Hungary

Memento Park

Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Vienna, Austria

Flak Towers

Giant WWII fortresses that fired 8,000 rounds a minute, now home to thousands of pigeons.
Vienna, Austria

Republic of Kugelmugel

A spherical "micro-nation" in the heart of Vienna.
New York, New York

Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in Tribeca.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

The first American department store, and home to the largest operating musical instrument in the world.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

America's Oldest Operating Theater

America's oldest existing surgical theater, where you can practically hear the screams.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Newtown, Australia

Gould's Book Arcade

Australia's largest second-hand bookstore.
New York, New York

Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters

Mysterious 500-year-old tapestries depict a unicorn hunt.
New York, New York

Maxilla & Mandible

A Natural History and Science Emporium. (Closed.).
Queens, New York

The Noguchi Museum

A self-made museum in Queens, New York continues to display the work of a sculptor known for paving his own way.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.