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Schrobenhausen, Germany

European Asparagus Museum

A collection dedicated to Germany's favorite vegetable.
48.5605, 11.2634
The slides.
Garching bei München, Germany

Parabolic Slides

Four-story slides send people whizzing through the math department at this Munich university.
48.2624, 11.6687
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world.
43.7146, -98.0254
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Mars Cheese Castle's iconic sign stands 80 feet tall
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Mars Cheese Castle

Wisconsin's most celebrated export gets the royal treatment on I-94.
42.6150, -87.9528
Wooded area of Sans Souci Island
Waterloo, Iowa

Sans Souci Island

This remote island in Iowa was abandoned after being devastated by flood.
42.5160, -92.3717
Vermeer Windmill
Pella, Iowa

Vermeer Windmill

This Iowa town celebrates its heritage with the tallest Dutch working windmill in North America.
41.4059, -92.9147
Stolpersteine plaques.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
52.5167, 13.3778
Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim.
Sinsheim, Germany

Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim

It has an American Dream Car exhibit, Europe's largest Formula One collection, and many, many mannequins.
49.2382, 8.8983
Des Moines, Iowa

Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

This zombie-themed restaurant stands out in the heart of corn country.
41.5904, -93.6133
Relics of a mummified child
Munich, Germany

The Relics of Munich Residenz

This magnificent museum claims to house the cranium of a disciple and the skull of a pope.
48.1418, 11.5795
Oslo opera house, front.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
59.9081, 10.7512
Mini bottles from around the world
Oslo, Norway

The Mini Bottle Gallery

Tens of thousands of tiny bottles stuffed with various items.
59.9096, 10.7433
The Atlantic Ocean Road on the west coast of Norway.
Averøy, Norway

Atlantic Road

A serpentine highway twists and turns over the treacherous Norwegian Sea.
63.0201, 7.3585
On of the polar bears in the museum.
Hammerfest, Norway

Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society

This one-room museum is dedicated to Norwegian history and jokes.
70.6647, 23.6806
Steilneset Memorial
Vardo, Norway

Steilneset Memorial

The people murdered during a 17th-century Norwegian witch hunt have been honored with a pair of stark, modern installations.
70.3695, 31.0918
North Cape (a/k/a Nordkapp), Land of the Norwegian midnight sun
Nordkapp, Norway

North Cape, Norway

At the very tippity-top of Europe is a cliff from which you can view the midnight sun.
71.1849, 25.6759
Ishavskatedralen
Tromsø, Norway

Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen)

This functioning parish church is also the site of many concert performances due to its wonderful acoustics.
69.6480, 18.9875
Torghatten
Brønnøy, Norway

Torghatten

A naturally occurring tunnel in this Nordic mountain makes it look like it's been shot.
65.3972, 12.0898
Klagenfurt, Austria

Minimundus

The world's most important buildings shrunk to a tiny size.
46.6204, 14.2634
Lindwurm.
Klagenfurt, Austria

Lindwurmbrunnen

The medieval "dragon" on an Austrian city's coat-of-arms comes to life in a fountain.
46.6237, 14.3078
It was originally designed to be twice its current height.
Abensberg, Germany

Kuchlbauer Tower

A whimsical art tower at a Bavarian brewery includes a grotto for its mythical beer-brewing dwarves.
48.8169, 11.8422
Konrad II
Mondsee, Austria

The Altar of the Basilica of St. Michael

This skeleton-filled altar piece served as a backdrop to one of the most iconic scenes in "The Sound of Music."
47.8567, 13.3518
Displays at the National Farm Toy Museum
Dyersville, Iowa

National Farm Toy Museum

The farm toy capital of the world hosts a museum filled with toy tractors dating back to the late 1800s.
42.4710, -91.1110