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London, England

Davenports Magic Shop

The world's oldest family-run magic shop is hidden beneath a bustling London thoroughfare.
Bra, Italy

Museo Civico Craveri di Storia Naturale

A collection of wonderfully preserved 19th-century creatures, as well as hunting trophies seized during a police raid.
Chicago, Illinois

Cosmic Ray Detectors

One of the largest pieces of scientific equipment ever carried on a NASA space shuttle sits in a Chicago alley.
Long Branch, New Jersey

Garfield Tea House

A small structure built from used railroad ties honors the short term of America's 20th president.
Hobart, New York

Hobart Book Village

This small Catskills village has five independent bookstores and more books than people.
Waddesdon, England

Waddesdon Manor Aviary

An ornate aviary built during the Victorian trend of collecting exotic birds.
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

A museum in Mississippi celebrates the history of Coca-Cola and the man who brought it to the masses.
New York, New York

Patent Pending

Nikola Tesla's former home contains an homage hidden from plain sight.
Urueña, Spain

Urueña

This charming, medieval walled village is Spain's first "book town."
Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro

The world's largest church atop a political fault line.
Saint-Pierre, France

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

These colorful French islands spent a stint bootlegging booze during American Prohibition.
London, England

Still Life

Hackney's newest private museum and natural curiosity shop.
Barcelona, Spain

Caelum

This cafe offers a curated collection of treats and tipples made by monks and nuns.
Atlanta, Georgia

Center for Puppetry Arts

The largest puppetry museum in the USA houses the world's most complete collection of Jim Henson artifacts.
Wilkieston, Scotland

Jupiter Artland

Large-scale contemporary artworks tower over fields and lurk in forests around a Jacobean manor house.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of Unnecessary Things

A Kyiv-based repository for all manners of discarded curiosities.
Naples, Italy

MUSA Anatomy Museum

This Neapolitan exhibition hall grants weird and wonderful insight into the intricacies of human biology.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Glitchy's Believe It Or Don't Oddity Museum

This small collection in the back of a shop is the only oddities museum in Saskatoon.
Orlando, Florida

Tupperware Confidence Center

A museum preserving one company’s history of preserving food.
Goldfield, Nevada

Goldfield Hotel

This once bustling boomtown hotel is now the hottest spot in Nevada for ghost hunters.
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Jönköping N, Sweden

Visingsö Oak Forest

A forest of immensely tall and unusually straight oak trees planted nearly 200 years ago to build naval ships that never came to be.
Shelby, Michigan

Cherry Point Farm and Market Lavender Labyrinth

West Michigan’s Cherry Point Farm and Market boasts a lavender labyrinth so large it’s visible on Google Earth.
Atlanta, Georgia

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

One of the world’s largest collections of paper memorabilia chronicles 4,000 years of papermaking.
Kintamani, Indonesia

Bayung Gede Placenta Graveyard

In this Balinese village, coconut shells containing placentas are hung from trees.