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New York, New York

Scavenger Taxidermy Diorama

This morbid scene depicts the Darwinian drama of death on the African savannah.
New York, New York

Libyan Desert Diorama

This poignant display is now a memorial to these regionally extinct species.
Torrey, Utah

Factory Butte

A striking, menacing sandstone peak towering above a landscape that's equal parts Mordor and the Moon.
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
Virginia City, Nevada

Piper's Opera House

Back in the day everyone who was anyone played this historic western theater.
Virginia City, Nevada

Ponderosa Saloon

Beneath a Virginia City bar is the entrance to an abandoned gold mine.
Virginia City, Nevada

St. Mary’s Art Center

A former mining hospital is now a vibrant artistic hub.
Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

A New England-style lighthouse along California's beautiful Highway 1 gets a re-do.
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.
California

Eureka Dunes

The highest dunes in California are the most likely place in the area to hear the Singing Sands.
Nevada City, California

Malakoff Diggins

The beauty and the beast of hydraulic mining is on full display at this California Historic State Park.
Downieville, California

Craycroft Building

Downieville's largest Gold Rush structure still standing has one of the longest bars in California.
Sea Ranch, California

Sea Ranch Chapel

This whimsical seashell-shaped place of worship was designed to blend into its surroundings.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Eureka, California

Duluwat Island Plaque

A simple plaque remembers a California island massacre that claimed more than 100 lives.
Willow Creek, California

China Flat Museum Bigfoot Collection

This little museum has an exhibit devoted to the elusive forest denizens.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
Portland, Oregon

Paxton Gate PDX

Entering this curiosity shop is like stepping into a mad scientist's lab.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Portland, Oregon

The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

An emporium for the weird, creepy, rare, and just plain gross.
Oía, Greece

Atlantis Books

A quirky bookstore hidden beneath a sea of whitewashed Greek villas.
Athens, Greece

First Cemetery of Athens

The oldest cemetery of modern-day Athens blends the modern and ancient worlds.
New York, New York

Hall of North American Mammals

Outstanding taxidermy dioramas showcase the grandeur of the continent's wildlife with spooky realism.