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Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Gharapuri, India

Elephanta Caves

An extraordinary "City of Caves" carved from solid stone.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Love Letter Murals

One artist's love letter to his city and its citizens plays out across dozens of bright murals painted on the sides of decrepit buildings.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Giant Ants

Ant sculptures march up the side of what used to be an iconic spot in punk rock lore.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Moon Tree

A clone-tree grows in Washington Square Park sprung from seeds that went to the Moon and back.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Camac Street

The last of Philadelphia's wood-paved streets is now a landmark of terrible engineering.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Building

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

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Bronze Fonz

Statue dedicated to the star of an old television show.
Louisville, Kentucky

Cave Hill Cemetery

The largest cemetery in Louisville is the final resting place of a number of famed military men and also Col. Sanders.
Louisville, Kentucky

Eastern Cemetery

This abandoned cemetery has a dark past of bodies buried over bodies.
Louisville, Kentucky

Shrine of Saints Magnus and Bonosa

The only building in Louisville (hopefully) that contains two ancient holy skeletons.
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only a handful worldwide.
Niles, Illinois

Leaning Tower of Niles

Half-sized replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa built to honor Galileo.
Prairie View, Illinois

Par-King

This sprawling mini-golf empire is an impressive testament to a quickly disappearing attraction.
Des Plaines, Illinois

McDonald's First Store Museum

Despite its name, this fast food museum is actually a replica of the ninth McDonald's store.
Winnetka, Illinois

The Home Alone House

Recognized the world over as the home of the McCallisters in the 1990 movie Home Alone.