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Rome, Italy

The Dome Illusion

A master of trompe-l'oeil creates a stunning, tourist-fooling dome out of a flat ceiling.
Seabrook, South Carolina

Oyotunji African Village

North America's oldest authentic African Village.
Holly Springs, Mississippi

Graceland Too

Pink, packed sanctuary and home of the world's fullest-time Elvis fanatic.
Moundsville, West Virginia

New Vrindaban Palace of Gold

Despite its lavish ornamentation, and wholesome lifestyle of its devotees, this mountain commune has faced its share of issues.
Nunavut

Mount Thor

Earth's greatest purely vertical drop at 4,101 feet.
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Paris, France

Paris Sewer Museum

The curious underground history of keeping Paris clean.
New York, New York

Maxilla & Mandible

A Natural History and Science Emporium.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Circus World

China's most famous acrobatics act.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall.
Rockport, Massachusetts

Paper House

An 80-year-old house built out of newspapers.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Blaschka Glass Flowers

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a father and son.
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

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

Warren Anatomical Museum

This Boston medical museum features the skull of the famous medical case of Phineas Gage.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bijbels Museum

A collection of biblical memorabilia.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Quigley's Castle

The Ozarks' strangest dwelling.
Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art
Baltimore, Maryland

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Meet some of the most prominent figures in Black 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 Supply Store at 826 Valencia

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

Exploratorium

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