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Portland, Oregon

Paxton Gate PDX

Entering this curiosity shop is like stepping into a mad scientist's lab.
Moab, Utah

Landscape Arch

Utah is home to the fifth-longest natural arch in the world, and the longest outside China.
Alexandria, Egypt

Tamr Hena Museum

Part shoe store, part sociopolitical art gallery, part zoo.
Sisters, Oregon

Clear Lake

The trunks of 3,000 year-old trees lurk beneath the surface of this crystal clear lake in Oregon.
Sponsored by Travel Oregon
El Calafate, Argentina

Glaciarium

This glacier interpretation center houses the world’s only bar made completely from glacial ice.
Evanston, Illinois

Halim Time & Glass Museum

The first and only museum dedicated to stained glass and horology opened outside of Chicago in 2017.
Carlsbad, California

The Flower Fields

Stripes of flowers bloom each spring in a 50 acre rainbow of color.
Quartzsite, Arizona

Reader's Oasis Books

The shop's owner has spent decades in the desert wearing nothing but a strategically placed sock.
Lycksele, Sweden

Lycksele Ice Pillar

This small town's local tradition is to create the world's tallest ice pillar.
Los Angeles, California

Highland Park Bowl

L.A.'s oldest operating bowling alley is a beautifully restored homage to its speakeasy days.
Basel, Switzerland

Hoosesagg Museum (Pants Pocket Museum)

The smallest museum in Basel, Switzerland, is a two-foot-by-two-foot window in the door of a 600-year-old house.
Oakham, England

Oakham Castle Horseshoes

Hundreds of huge, centuries-old horseshoes adorn the walls of this nontraditional 12th-century castle.
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi Tower Ferris Wheel

The first skyscraper to include a Ferris wheel built into the facade.
Turin, Italy

Plana's Perpetual Calendar

A landmark in the history of technology and computing is hidden in a tiny Baroque chapel.
Tulcan, Ecuador

Tulcán Municipal Cemetery

This Ecuadorian cemetery is home to a jaw-dropping topiary wonderland.
Los Angeles, California

Two Bit Circus Micro-Amusement Park

A beloved carnival gets a modern makeover in Los Angeles.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Museum of Miniature Books

A gigantic collection of teeny, tiny books.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Musical Stone of Gobustan

Resonant stone, that has been played since prehistoric times.
Lahıc, Azerbaijan

Lahıc

The village's cobblestone streets are lined with shops displaying exquisite copper craftsmanship.
Los Angeles, California

Beyond Baroque

Founded by a high school teacher, this poetry magazine became a center for all things literary.
Ithaca, New York

Cornell Hip Hop Collection

This rare archive of original recordings and photos uncovers the early days of hip hop culture.
Sponsored by Visit Ithaca
Lodi, Italy

Museo Paolo Gorini

A macabre anatomy museum tucked within an old Italian hospital.
New York, New York

Tender Buttons

This tiny store is your one-stop shop for all sorts of rare and wonderful buttons.
Hong Kong

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

This hulking behemoth is actually five interconnected towers built in the 1960s.