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The Muslim Walls.
Madrid, Spain

Muslim Walls of Madrid

Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit.
40.4149, -3.7145
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Absinthe Museum

Introducing the Green Fairy to her fawning masses.
29.9593, -90.0641
The plaque.
New Orleans, Louisiana

'Birthplace of Dixie' Plaque

The South's nickname was supposedly born at a former bank in New Orleans' French Quarter.
29.9538, -90.0681
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
29.9348, -90.0614
The Sazerac - America's first cocktail.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sazerac Bar

This bar named after the world's first mixed cocktail was home to one of New Orleans' most notorious politicians.
29.9539, -90.0717
Portraits of Napoleon decorate the bar named in his honour.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
29.9558, -90.0653
The Cats of Jackson Square
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
29.9567, -90.0628
Inside
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
29.9595, -90.0650
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
29.9618, -90.0612
Hollywood Tower Apartments inspired, Tower of Terror
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Tower Apartments

The real life tower of terror is this Los Angeles apartment tower.
34.1049, -118.3243
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
29.9598, -90.0639
Exterior of the restored Baltimore Basilica.
Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Basilica

The design of this historic domed church was influenced by Thomas Jefferson and intended as a statement of religious freedom.
39.2944, -76.6162
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Masonic Temple of Philadelphia

Huge masonic hall in Philadelphia with lavishly themed rooms.
39.9534, -75.1633
Boston, Massachusetts

Lobster Mickey

This "life-size" depiction of Mickey Mouse as a half-lobster is both whimsical and a bit creepy, standing guard over the Boston waterfront.
42.3603, -71.0559
The golden grasshopper weathervane attracts attention from locals and visitors alike
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
42.3601, -71.0560
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
Plaque
Boston, Massachusetts

Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque

The site of one of the strangest disasters in history—a wave of deadly molasses traveling at 35 mph.
42.3683, -71.0554
An older Poe marker that predates the square's official dedication
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
42.3523, -71.0673
Magic Sphere of Helios.
Athens, Greece

Magic Sphere of Helios

This mystical orb covered in strange symbols is thought to have been used in ancient Greek magical rituals.
37.9685, 23.7285
The Tonga Room's pool.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
37.7925, -122.4100
The Mai-Kai's roadside sign.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Mai-Kai Restaurant

When you can't get to the Pacific, just go to Florida.
26.1724, -80.1200