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Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
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Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Chullora, Australia

Big Bicycle

Roadside attraction outside of a recycling center.
Havana, Cuba

Old Havana Perfume Museum

This communist country can still appreciate its fragrant past.
Havana, Cuba

La Plaza de la Revolución

A focal point of the Cuban government, this city square features one of the most iconic images in the country.
Trinidad, Cuba

Discoteca Ayala

This subterranean disco dance club in a Cuban cave comes with bright lights and a dark legend.
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A ten-million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
Cartagena, Colombia

The Palace of the Inquisition

This elegant Colombian fortress was one of the torture headquarters for the Spanish Inquisition.
Puerto Triunfo, Colombia

Hacienda Nápoles

Former drug lord’s manor, now a theme park. Watch out for the hippos.
Taroona, Australia

Joseph Moir's Shot Tower

For a century, the tallest building in Tasmania was a tower built to manufacture ammunition.
Ansons Bay, Australia

Bay of Fires

Aqua white sand highlighted with fiery red rocks.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Wentworth Point, Australia

SS Ayrfield

Nature is leading a successful mutiny on this century-old freighter.
Stanmore, Australia

Olympia Milk Bar

This odd 1930s shop remains stranded in time and shrouded in mystery.
Newtown, Australia

Gould's Book Arcade

Australia's largest second-hand bookstore.