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Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library."
37.8884, -122.3258
The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
38.6614, -78.4850
The Big Chair
Washington, D.C.

The Big Chair

A super-sized promotional trick that is now a DC landmark.
38.8654, -76.9897
The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
38.8959, -77.0715
Chemosphere
Los Angeles, California

Chemosphere

This ultra-modern home clings to the slope of the Hollywood Hills on a precarious stilt.
34.1276, -118.3689
Bunker at Cape May Point. (Andriy Boychuk)
Cape May, New Jersey

Bunker At Cape May Point

World War II bunker still standing on the New Jersey beach.
38.9328, -74.9608
Cape May, New Jersey

Wreck of the S.S. Atlantus

The rusting remains are visible sticking out of the waters of the Delaware Bay.
38.9444, -74.9719
Lucy
Margate City, New Jersey

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy, the world's largest "elephant."
39.3209, -74.5117
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
41.8925, -87.6313
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery.
37.8340, -122.2393