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Abita Springs, Louisiana

Abita Mystery House

A museum of unusual collections, mini-towns, and a half-dog, half-alligator.
30.4774, -90.0363
Houston, Texas

Eclectic Menagerie Park

A private collection of massive steel monsters guarding a Texas pipe works.
29.6709, -95.3925
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
42.3573, -71.0613
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the Orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
29.7179, -95.3247
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Faerie Playhouse

A pink cottage covered in hearts served as a haven and a resting place for LGBT activists.
29.9675, -90.0664
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
45.4347, 12.3389
St. Louis' Old Courthouse was the scene of the Dred Scott Decision, which served as a catalyst in the eradication of slavery in the United States.
St. Louis, Missouri

Old St. Louis County Courthouse

The Old Courthouse takes visitors on a captivating trip through St. Louis' timeline.
38.6249, -90.1863
The Stiftskeller is through the arches to the right of St. Peter's
Salzburg, Austria

St. Peter's Stiftskeller

Quite possibly the world's oldest restaurant.
47.7975, 13.0440
Salzburg, Austria

St. Sebastian’s Cemetery

Terrifically morbid cemetary and site of famous Paracelsus' grave.
47.8038, 13.0471
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
29.9858, -90.1178
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mother-in-Law Lounge

"If she'd leave us alone, we would have a happy home, sent from down below."
29.9710, -90.0668
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
The Chapel has a commanding presence (Flickr/Nick Humphries)
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
34.8321, -111.7667
Power lines running through the Meadowlands.
Carlstadt, New Jersey

The Meadowlands

Infamous marsh filled with toxic waste, WWII-era London, and dead mobsters galore.
40.8267, -74.0721
Tarrytown, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
41.0899, -73.8621
Nyack, New York

The Ghost of Nyack

Haunted Victorian house that inspired a legendary "Ghostbusters" court ruling.
41.0963, -73.9156
Outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (ncindc/Flickr)
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.
38.9335, -77.0007
The moon rock is located in the center of the red planet in the Space Window's upper half
Washington, D.C.

Space Window at the Washington National Cathedral

A tiny piece of the moon is embedded in this stained glass masterpiece.
38.9311, -77.0716
Darth Vader grotesque on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral.
Washington, D.C.

Darth Vader Grotesque at the Washington National Cathedral

The sci-fi villain is a little known inhabitant of the Washington National Cathedral.
38.9304, -77.0716
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
The sign welcoming visitors to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
36.1357, -115.4279
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
39.9429, -75.1593
what's left of the Fun House, under consturction
Asbury, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
40.2177, -74.0011