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Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
Boston, Massachusetts

Caffe Vittoria

The oldest Italian cafe in Boston, this spot also serves as a veritable museum of vintage coffee ephemera.
Chino, California

Chino Planes of Fame Air Museum

A museum dedicated to restoring vintage aircraft, located at a working airport.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
London, England

The Theatre

Two plaques commemorate the site of Shakespeare's first theatre.
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
Carlow, Ireland

Brownshill Dolmen

The largest portal tomb in Europe has a capstone weighing around 150 tons.
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft’s Grave

Final resting place of one of the classic authors of horror literature.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
Pomona, California

Spadra Cemetery

This graveyard is the eternal home of the residents of a vanished California town.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

Thompson Home

Nancy Thompson's Home from "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
Glendale, California

Forest Lawn Cemetery

An extraordinary final resting place full of oversized art, amazing statues, and dead celebrities.
San Marino, California

Carnivorous Plants at the Huntington Gardens

Bug-devouring flora are the stars of a special wing of the glass conservatory.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Fairview Lawn Cemetery

The final resting place of 121 victims of the RMS Titanic, 42 of which may never be identified.
Savannah, Georgia

Colonial Park Cemetery

One of Savannah's oldest and most haunted cemeteries, featuring graves desecrated by Sherman's Union Army.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The "world's biggest dinosaur" now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.