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Skagway, Alaska

The Golden North Hotel

A classic gold rush hotel can be expected to pick up some ghosts along the way, and the Golden North is no exception.
Skagway, Alaska

Skagway Centennial Statue

A monument commemorating the role of Alaska's native Tlingit guides in the Klondike Gold Rush.
Skagway, Alaska

Red Onion Saloon

Originally a brothel during the Klondike Gold Rush, this bar once used dolls to denote when ladies were working.
Skagway, Alaska

Arctic Brotherhood Hall

The facade of this relic from the Klondike gold rush is decorated with over 8,800 pieces of driftwood.
Freeport, Maine

The Desert of Maine

This tiny patch of arid sand sits in one of the greenest states in the United States.
Suncook, New Hampshire

Josie Langmaid Monument

Murder scene memorialized in perpetuity by grisly obelisk.
Alexandria, Minnesota

Big Ole

America's largest viking stands in a Minnesota city that believes it was visited by the ancient nords.
Washington, D.C.

National Building Museum

Fittingly, America's museum of architecture is itself a magnificently designed old building.
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

The site of the climactic scene from the classic horror film is now a historic landmark.
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Teletorn (TV Tower)

This dizzying tower was built to better broadcast the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Ämari, Estonia

Ämari Pilots’ Cemetery

This soviet pilot's graveyard is filled with headstones made of airplane fins.
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Kiek in de Kök

This medieval Estonian tower provides access to a series of tunnels that have been home to soldiers, punks, and fine art.
Tallinn, Estonia

Ichthus Art Gallery

A secluded art gallery hidden within the cellars beneath Tallinn’s medieval monastery.
Rummu, Estonia

Rummu Underwater Prison

The ruins of an Estonian prison are drowning in the quarry lake where the convicts were once forced to work.
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
Henderson, Nevada

Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden

Nevada's largest cactus collection stands outside a candy mogul's small factory.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Bugsy Siegel Monument

An overlooked monument to the celebrity gangster who helped put the sin in Sin City.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Berlin Wall Urinal

A piece of the iconic wall found an unlikely new home in a Vegas bathroom.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Art-o-mat

These banned cigarette vending machines now sell little pieces of pocket-sized art.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
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.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'Akhob'

James Turrell's total color immersion art installation, hidden on the top floor of a luxury handbag shop.