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Baltimore, Maryland

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

African American history through life-sized wax models.
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice.
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass.
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva Monument

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.
Brooklyn, New York

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

In the middle of downtown Brooklyn lies a 165 year old secret hidden right below the surface (closed to the public indefinitely).
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
São Paulo, Brazil

Butantã Snake Institute

A snake farm famous for its venemous varieties.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
Zurich, Switzerland

Moulagenmuseum

Museum dedicated to wax representations of disfiguring diseases.
Zurich, Switzerland

Medizinhistorisches Museum

Featuring Zürich's only authentic 14th-century plague doctor's uniform!
Brooklyn, New York

Park Slope Plane Crash

One of the deadliest American air disasters is nearly forgotten in Brooklyn.
Bozhou, China

Bozhou Medicinal Herb Market

The largest traditional Chinese medicine market in the world sells ingredients that may make you squirm.
Santa María del Tule, Mexico

El Árbol del Tule (The Tule Tree)

The stoutest tree in the world.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
London, England

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients.
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of antiquities and curiosities.
London, England

Dennis Severs' House

A historic house left in "dramatic still life."
Maisons-Alfort, France

Museé Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard.
Paris, France

Musée Dupuytren

Weird wax anatomical models reside here, as do other anatomical specimens.
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios.