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Bloomington, Indiana

Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection

The world's largest collection of mechanical puzzles is a cornucopia of analog bafflers.
Jasper, Indiana

Providence Home Geode Grotto

One man's vision and a labor of love of many.
Nashville, Indiana

The Sock Barn

Where hikers on the Tecumseh Trail can exchange a dirty sock for a free geode.
York, Nebraska

Lee's Legendary Marbles & Collectables

Visitors to this museum will uncover a whimsical collection of marbles from across time.
Bayfield, Wisconsin

Copper Crow Distillery

Sip whey-based vodka at the first Native-owned distillery opened on a reservation in centuries.
Amsterdam, New York

The Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum

This sprawling taxidermy collection celebrates the art and history of sport hunting.
Fondi, Italy

Jewish Medieval Museum

This museum located in Fondi is also said to be the most haunted building in town.
Minot, North Dakota

Gol Stave Church Museum

This museum is a full-size replica of an original church constructed during the 13th-century.
Lisbon, Portugal

Seashell Gallery

In the Monastery of São Vicente resides a gallery devoted to a breathtaking collection of seashells.
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
Hiroshima, Japan

Human Shadow Etched in Stone

An eerie reminder to the horrors of World War II.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kennedy Biscuit Lofts

Whimsical cookie-themed plaques mark the birthplace of the Fig Newton.
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.