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Baltimore, Maryland

Bazaar

Crammed into a Baltimore row house is an oddities shop that sells everything from skulls to dead insects.
Degersheim, Switzerland

Dreamfactory's World of Wonders

A Swiss magician's vault of oddities.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland

King William III Statue

Commemorating the landing of William of Orange with his European army on their way to the Battle of the Boyne.
Dublin, Ireland

Aungier Street Lidl Archaeology

This supermarket offers shoppers a window into the past alongside their groceries.
Duluth, Minnesota

Glensheen Historic Estate

This posh mansion began as a family's estate and ended as the site of a murder ripped from the pages of a pulp novel.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

‘Welcome to Cleveland’ Sign

This rooftop sign has been confusing Milwaukee-bound airline passengers for decades.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cactus Club

This storied music venue was once a tavern that housed an Italian Anarchist book club and prohibition parties; today it's a community space for artists and musicians.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Petroglyph National Monument

Thousands of pieces of art have been carved into the rock at the site of an ancient volcanic eruption.
Baraboo, Wisconsin

Devil's Lake

A remnant of the last Ice Age, this lake is surrounded by fascinating rock formations.
Cleveland, Ohio

Streetcar Deck of the Detroit-Superior Bridge

Abandoned since the 1950s, the streetcar lane beneath the heavily trafficked bridge lays empty and unused.
East Somerton, England

The Witch's Leg at St Mary's Church

A witch wreaks ruinous revenge on this ancient church with her "enchanted leg."
Kelliher, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan's Gravesite

A memorial to a larger-than-life legend, inside a county that also holds Bunyan's death certificate.
Keystone, South Dakota

Black Elk Peak

The highest point in South Dakota contains the ashes of Valentine McGillycuudy, the "Holy White Man."
Portola Valley, California

Alpine Inn

The Internet Age began with a transmission from this biker bar.
Greece

The Lion of Chaeronea

Τhis feline monument commemorates fallen soldiers on a field that saw many, many battles.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
Morton, Illinois

'Spirit of Communication'

A Depression-era sculpture by Charles Umlauf survives in a small suburban post office.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico

El Bunker de JP

In this beloved beach town, a secret seafood haven lies tucked behind a car wash.
Vratna, Serbia

Vratna Gates

These natural stone bridges are the largest on the European continent.
Paris, France

Roger La Grenouille

This frog-themed restaurant was frequented by Picasso, Saint-Exupéry, and more.
Calgary, Alberta

Little Chief

What happens when a chef with indigenous roots takes over a hotel-restaurant?
Washington, D.C.

The Lindens

The oldest house in Washington, D.C. wasn't originally constructed in the nation's capital.
Muang Kham, Laos

Tham Piew Cave

A tangible and sobering reminder of an atrocity that took place during a secret war.