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Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
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Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.
Valentine, Texas

Prada Marfa

A Prada store in the West Texas desert that is never open for business.
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
Vrontados, Greece

Chios Rocket War

Two churches shoot bottle rockets at each others' bell towers in an unusual Easter celebration.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Leftover Star Wars Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
Nefta, Tunisia

Lars Homestead

The original movie set for the home of "Star Wars" hero Luke Skywalker.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Music Box Village

An otherworldly musical haven in The Big Easy.
Niigata-shi, Japan

Wara Art

Giant animal sculptures are created with the rice straw leftover from the fall harvest each year.
Namibia

Dead Vlei

This "dead marsh" sits among the largest sand dunes in the world, a forest frozen in time.
Bomarzo, Italy

The Monsters of Bomarzo

A 16th-century horror show built in a lovely Italian garden.
Zadar, Croatia

Sea Organ

A musical instrument played by the sea.
Komiža, Croatia

Blue Cave of Bisevo

An ethereal glowing blue ocean cave in Croatia.
Gokdepe, Turkmenistan

Köw Ata Underground Lake

This cavernous swimming spot doubles as a home to the largest known colony of bats in Central Asia.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
Calhan, Colorado

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

Wondrous sandstone hoodoos where Native Americans collected clay for pottery, 9,000 years ago.
Devon, England

Wistman's Wood

This tangled English forest looks like something right out of a fairytale.
Split, Croatia

Froggyland

A wonderfully strange collection of 500+ stuffed frogs doing people things.
Rhinelander, Wisconsin

The Hodag

The menacing creature had a tremendous influence on the local culture before being exposed as a hoax.
Wanaka, New Zealand

That Wanaka Tree

A solitary tree has grown up all alone on Lake Wanaka, backdropped by the beautiful Southern Alps.
San Antonio, Texas

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

A master plumber has turned his love of art and toilets into a folk museum that's not taking the piss.
Stockholm, Sweden

Bokbåten

Twice a year, this floating library delivers thousands of books to the remote islands of Stockholm’s archipelago.
Mesa, Arizona

Organ Stop Pizza

Come for the pizza, stay for the organ.
Xuân Trạch, Vietnam

Hang Son Doong

World's largest cave was only discovered in 1991, and now offers tours to the public.
Lviv, Ukraine

Yard of Lost Toys

This Ukraine alleyway has become its own little island of forgotten things.