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The Brown Tree Snake
Yigo, Guam

Andersen Air Force Base

Launchpad for the US military’s dead mouse operation to battle millions of snakes.
13.5811, 144.9244
Kaniakapupu Ruins
Honolulu, Hawaii

Kaniakapupu Ruins

The remains of the summer palace of King Kamehameha III.
21.3507, -157.8145
Adak, Alaska

Adak "National Forest"

America's smallest "national forest" has only 33 trees.
51.9144, -176.5881
Sarushima Island
Yokosuka, Japan

Sarushima - "Monkey Island"

A small island with no monkeys but plenty of military ruins.
35.2861, 139.6940
The entrance to underground naval headquarters.
Tomigusuku, Japan

Naval Underground Headquarters

Elaborate series of tunnels where traces of mass suicide are still visible.
26.1610, 127.6689
The remodeled exterior of the police station-turned-hotel.
Tsai Po, Hong Kong

Old Tai O Police Station

A station built to repel pirates now attracts wealthy vacationers.
22.2543, 113.8565
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees
Tai Po, Hong Kong

Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees

A pair of trees near a Hong Kong shrine are said to grant wishes, but only the ones they hold on to.
22.4554, 114.1261
Wilhelm Bauer
Bremerhaven, Germany

Wilhelm Bauer

The only remaining U-boat that is still floating never actually saw any action in World War II.
53.5400, 8.5774
Is this cabin a portal?
Bergen, Norway

Tubakuba

Stay overnight in the world's most sleekly designed rabbit hole, free of charge.
60.3927, 5.3451
Blackbeard's Castle
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Blackbeard's Castle

Rumored to be the famed pirate's lookout tower, this historic stone structure is now just watching for tourists.
18.3438, -64.9297
Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
24.7041, -81.1552
Key West, Florida

The Conch Republic

"We Seceded Where Others Failed."
24.5557, -81.7826
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
A Pistol Shrimp
Sanibel, Florida

Pistol Shrimp of Ding Darling

Just below the surface, shrimp are producing temperatures hotter than the sun.
26.4452, -82.1135
Koreshan State Park Yellow House
Estero, Florida

Koreshan State Historic Site

Former utopian colony based on the belief that the universe exists in a hollow sphere.
26.4330, -81.8154
Mina Edison's Moonlight Garden. (Wikimedia Commons)
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
26.6347, -81.8806
Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill

A haunted hill that supposedly defied gravity.
27.9086, -81.5812
Bok Tower
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
27.9157, -81.5660
River Country
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

River Country

Disney World's very first waterpark is now an abandoned ruin being reclaimed by the swamp.
28.4125, -81.5627
The Citrus Tower looks over what was once orange groves.
Clermont, Florida

The Citrus Tower

An icon among Florida's pre-Disney tourist attractions.
28.5645, -81.7437
Cruger-dePeyster Sugar Mill Ruins
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Cruger-dePeyster Sugar Mill Ruins

Despite being made of a seashell mortar, the crumbling remains of this historic Florida mill are still standing.
29.0258, -80.9270
Ponce Inlet Light
Ponce Inlet, Florida

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

The third tallest lighthouse in America once guided author Stephen Crane to safety.
29.0806, -80.9281