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Yangzhou Shi, China

Yangzhou Zhongshuge

Mirrored floors and arched shelves create the illusion of an infinite tunnel of books.
Raton, New Mexico

Raton Iridium Layer

This unassuming layer of clay boasts an out-of-this-world origin story.
Truckee, California

Donner Pass Summit Tunnels

The now-abandoned tunnels were built for the transcontinental railroad on the route where the first wagon train entered California.
Tullamore, Ireland

Lough Boora Discovery Park

An Irish peat mine has become a stunning sculpture park.
In Amguel, Algeria

Amguid Crater

One of the best-preserved impact craters on the planet is located in the middle of the Sahara Desert.
Indianapolis, Indiana

'Twisted House'

Nature and art meet in this curvy creation
Seattle, Washington

Alki Flower Houses

Every summer West Seattle experiences a housing bloom.
Vila de São Jorge, Brazil

Glowing Termite Mounds of Emas National Park

Impressive by day, dazzling by night... these termites have a well-decorated (and deadly) abode.
Acolman, Mexico

Museum of Tepexpan

A museum built around the site where the most controversial human remains in the country were found.
Seattle, Washington

Connections Museum

This Seattle museum displays the history of the telephone through an impressive collection of telecom equipment.
Richmond, California

TEPCO Beach

A porcelain company's former dumping ground, completely covered in pieces of collectible ceramics.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Schaakstukkenmuseum (The Chessmen Museum)

This small museum located under the famous cube houses, is home to some 30,000 chess pieces.
Cathedral City, California

Museum of Ancient Wonders

Nestled in Coachella Valley, this museum transports guests from the Mesozoic Era, to the land of Egyptian kings.
Tours, France

Musee du Compagnonnage

This museum preserves over-the-top masterpieces that once qualified artisans for membership into a medieval guild.
Thurmont, Maryland

Catoctin Furnace

A pre-Industrial Age iron furnace that made arms for George Washington’s army.
Ashalim, Israel

Ashalim Power Station

Deep in the Negev Desert, the world's tallest solar tower looks like a sight straight out of science fiction.
Herndon, Virginia

Great Falls Nike Missile Launch Site W-83

An out-of-place Air Force radar dome is all that denotes this park as a former missile launch site.
Brest, Belarus

Kafe Gagarin

Take Soviet nostalgia to new heights by toasting the first man in space over a full spread of Belarusian and Soviet fare.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Infinite Corridor

This nearly endless university hallway is home to a unique sunset known as "MIThenge."
San Francisco Mazapa, Mexico

La Gruta

Cool down and fill up after visiting Teotihuacán at this bar and restaurant in a deep, underground cave.
Brooklyn, New York

Abu's Homestyle Bakery

This family-owned bakery is one of the last places in Brooklyn to sell the Nation of Islam–inspired bean pie.
Acre, Israel

Or Torah Synagogue

This synagogue is covered in beautiful mosaics that explore the history of the Jewish people.
Portland, Oregon

Redux Boutique and Gallery

This Portland shop is brimming with natural wonders, local art, and handmade goods fashioned from recycled materials.
London, England

Finch and Co Antiques

English antique dealers with a taste for the unusual.