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Holiday Gift Guide: Atlas Obscura Books and Calendars
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Mountain Township, Illinois

Garden of the Gods

In the Shawnee National Forest, amazing rock formations peer through the treeline.
Effingham, Illinois

America's Largest Cross

Known as the "Cross At The Crossroads," this massive metal crucifix is just short enough to avoid the FAA.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Koko Crater Trail

Climbing this abandoned railway leads to breathtaking vistas of O‘ahu.
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

Bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
Savannah, Georgia

The Pirates' House

This kitschy tavern is also home to rare early editions of "Treasure Island."
Honolulu, Hawaii

Iolani Palace

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.
Inyo County, California

Ballarat Ghost Town

This old mining town, deep in the California desert, has a year-round population of one.
Mount Carroll, Illinois

Raven's Grin Inn

Former hotel turned into haunted playground.
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave

World's longest known cave.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Water Cribs

These chunky stone towers out in Lake Michigan are the key to Chicago’s drinking water.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Whitsundays, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation.
Helensburgh, Australia

Glowworm Tunnel

An abandoned railroad tunnel is now filled with bioluminescent bugs.