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Baltimore, Maryland

George Peabody Library

It's not hard to see why the historic Peabody Conservatory of Music's library has been described as a "cathedral of books."
Washington, D.C.

National Capitol Columns

The United States Capitol's former columns still stand.
Washington, D.C.

The Highest Court of the Land

There just so happens to be a court even higher than the U.S Supreme Court: a basketball court in the building itself.
Austin, Texas

Cathedral of Junk

A unique structure in suburban Austin comprised entirely of other people's castaways.
Waxahachie, Texas

Munster Mansion

A Victorian mansion, painstakingly reproduced to appear just as the the Munster's family home did on TV.
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
Austin, Texas

Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata

DIY collection of eclectic holdings.
San Antonio, Texas

Barney Smith's Toilet Seat Art Museum

A master plumber has turned his love of art and toilets into a folk museum that's not taking the piss.
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
Bangkok, Thailand

Goddess Tuptim Shrine

A forest of phallic offerings found in a quiet corner of a hotel car park.
Milwaukie, Oregon

Legendary Safari Club

Hunting trophies decorate Oregon's most unique bar-restaurant.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Dearborn, Michigan

Edison's Last Breath at the Henry Ford Museum

Housed in the Henry Ford museum is a test tube said to hold Thomas Edison's last breath.
Charlevoix, Michigan

Earl Young Gnome Houses

Unique Michigan homes look like something out of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings."
Raleigh, North Carolina

Bain Waterworks Plant

Art Deco urban decay at this historical building.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Jackson, Michigan

Michigan Space and Science Center

Center filled with hands-on displays served as a tribute to several astronauts with connections to the state.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Farmington Hills, Michigan

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Astounding collection of coin-operated games and automata.
Hamtramck, Michigan

Hamtramck Disneyland

A wacky two-story folk-art assemblage of carved and found objects, with lights, motion, and sound now in need of financial support.
Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Beaux Art aquarium boasts a vast collection of saltwater and freshwater fish on an island in the Detroit River.
Detroit, Michigan

Motown Historical Museum

Berry Gordy Jr.'s old home, the original headquarters of Motown Record Corporation.
Detroit, Michigan

Trumbullplex

Detroit housing collective working to create an "environment for revolutionary change."
Detroit, Michigan

Heidelberg Project

One man's attempt to create an artistic wonder on a run-down block in Detroit.