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Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

If Nic Cage ever dies he will be buried inside this controversial New Orleans pyramid.
29.9590, -90.0712
The Séance Lounge
New Orleans, Louisiana

Séance Room at Muriel's Jackson Square

The restaurant keeps a hidden séance room on the second floor and reserves a table for the spirit of the former owner each night.
29.9584, -90.0631
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
29.9559, -90.0651
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Eiffel Tower of New Orleans

A little piece of Paris in the sultry south of the U.S.
29.9345, -90.0794
The Tree of Life
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
29.9236, -90.1314
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Flame of Liberty
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
48.8647, 2.3014
Paris, France

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse

A popular shrine where the Blessed Virgin allegedly appeared in 1830, displaying a holy armchair and two incorruptible remains of Lady Saints.
48.8509, 2.3233
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
40.7275, -73.9801
Wimberley, Texas

Jacob's Well

A popular swimming hole that hides one of America's most deadly diving spots.
30.0391, -98.1264
C. O. Bigelow Apothecary
New York, New York

C. O. Bigelow Apothecary

The oldest operating apothecary in the US has treated everyone from Thomas Edison to Mark Twain.
40.7339, -73.9992
Outside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
40.3830, -105.5190
New Orleans, Louisiana

Storyville

Storyville was New Orleans' historic red light district and hotbed of jazz music, sometimes referred to simply as "The District."
29.9591, -90.0738
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
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
Interior shot of The Violet Hour
Chicago, Illinois

The Violet Hour

A speakeasy takes on Chicago's drinking culture.
41.9089, -87.6774
New Orleans, Louisiana

National World War II Museum

Formerly known as National D-Day Museum, this collection commemorates the battle of Normandy and WWII.
29.9430, -90.0704
First person view of the bridge
Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Manchac Swamp Bridge

The second longest water bridge in the world, constructed over a supposedly haunted swamp in Louisiana.
30.2856, -90.4017
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
34.0083, -118.4978
Look familiar?
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
37.7463, -119.5744
Yosemite National Park, California

Indian Village of the Ahwahnee

A glimpse into the lives of the the Miwok and Paiute people in Yosemite National Park.
37.7486, -119.5881
Moab, Utah

Hole n' the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
38.4997, -109.4751