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419.99 mile marker
Stratton, Colorado

419.99 Mile Marker

When zealous marijuana enthusiasts kept stealing the "Mile 420" highway marker, the State of Colorado got creative.
39.2943, -102.5815
Boulder Teahouse
Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Teahouse

This tea house was a hand-built gift from Boulder's sister city in Tajikstan.
40.0157, -105.2770
Pikes Peak Summit House
Cascade, Colorado

Pikes Peak Summit House

Thanks to a quirk of elevation this gift shop produces magic doughnuts that are found nowhere else on Earth.
38.8153, -105.0557
Jheronimus Bosch Art Center
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Take a stroll through the hellish grotesques of Hieronymus Bosch in this elaborate Netherlands church.
51.6878, 5.3122
Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Leiden, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

A 'living museum' in Leiden, the oldest of its kind in the Netherlands.
52.1561, 4.4842
The world's second-oldest observatory in all its glory
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Observatory

Devious political maneuvering and four ancient, working telescopes are central to the world's second-oldest observatory.
52.1548, 4.4838
Einstein Sink
Leiden, Netherlands

Einstein's Sink

A lecture hall sink once used by Einstein and other noted physicists is now regarded as a strange science relic.
52.1682, 4.4568
Leiden, Netherlands

Museum Boerhaave

Plague Hospital and Madhouse turned Medical Museum.
52.1614, 4.4889
Einstein Equation.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden’s Wall Formulae

Science meets wall art to highlight the beauty of famous mathematical equations.
52.1614, 4.4888
The pub's old entrance with Heineken logo.
Leiden, Netherlands

Café De Vergulde Kruik (The Gilded Jar Café)

One of the Leiden's oldest pubs is also the birthplace of the Heineken star.
52.1616, 4.4864
The elephant drainpipe.
Leiden, Netherlands

Gebouw Leidsch Dagblad Elephant Drainpipe

This historic Dutch newspaper building is covered with media-themed details—and one unrelated oddity.
52.1595, 4.4803
Snel's Grave - he died in 1626
Leiden, Netherlands

Willebrord Snellius' Grave

One of the great math minds of the 17th century is underfoot in this 900 year old Dutch church.
52.1576, 4.4879
The Red Stone
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Stones

A trio of red, white, and blue stones embedded in the streets of Leiden are markers of medieval territory and law.
52.1584, 4.4900
Leiden Gunpowder Disaster Memorial
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Gunpowder Disaster Memorial

A massive explosion that leveled hundreds of buildings in the city of Leiden is remembered by a waterside plaque.
52.1560, 4.4914
The Loge La Vertu.
Leiden, Netherlands

Masonic Temple Loge La Vertu

One of the oldest masonic temples in the Netherlands, built in 1757.
52.1560, 4.4930
Leiden, Netherlands

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The works of poetry's biggest names grace the walls of the city of Leiden, all carefully painted by hand.
52.1585, 4.4962
The Horse You Came In On Saloon.
Baltimore, Maryland

The Horse You Came In On Saloon

A 200-year-old bar with a cheeky name claims to have served Edgar Allan Poe his final drink.
39.2815, -76.5941
Cross section of dog skull
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Museum Vrolik

An anatomical collection dedicated to human mutants.
52.2954, 4.9590
(Flickr/fidelramos)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980
In't Aepjen
Amsterdam, Netherlands

In't Aepjen

This historic Amsterdam bar used to accept sailor's monkeys as payment.
52.3763, 4.9001
Hotel Inntel Zaandam
Zaandam, Netherlands

Hotel Inntel Zaandam

Colorful and chaotic stacked hotel in North Holland.
52.4381, 4.8159
The clog workshop at the Clog Museum
Zaandam, Netherlands

The Clog Museum

A Dutch clog company in the town of Zaandam loves the wooden shoes so much it made a museum for them.
52.4731, 4.8198
The urinal.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

City Hall Urinal

A public urinal so pretty, it was given the status of National Monument.
52.3714, 4.8955
The Cuypers Library.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
52.3600, 4.8852