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Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Carrosses Fúnebres de Barcelona

This Funeral Hearse Museum represents the finest in cadaver transportation.
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudí's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Spain

Castillo Torre Salvana

The abandoned ruins of a beautiful medieval castle just outside Barcelona.
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Cheomseongdae

Numerical symbolism abound at East Asia's oldest observatory.
Pope Valley, California

Litto's Hubcap Ranch

Wheels of chrome by the thousands adorn this California Historical Landmark.
Baker, Nevada

Permanent Wave Society

A whimsical, punny collection of "fence art" outside the tiny mountain town of Baker, Nevada.
Flåm, Norway

Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway)

One of the most breathtaking railways in Europe also takes one of the steepest climbs, from fjord to mountain plateau.
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360-degree live images of the San Francisco coast.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop: The Observatory of Chichen Itza, one of the world's oldest observatories, takes astronomy back to basics.
San Francisco, California

Hotel Vertigo

A historic hotel that made a cameo in Hitchcock's classic film has no intention of letting guests forget its fame.
Oakland, California

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

Neoclassical Revival mansion and set of horror cult classic Phantasm.
Winters, California

The Lonely Parking Meter

The only parking meter in the entire town, it is surrounded by 100 free spaces.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
Hida, Japan

Super-Kamiokande

Enormous underground chamber built to detect 'ghost particles' of the universe.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Montreal, Québec

Habitat 67

This 1967 experiment in modular architecture was designed to be a new model for urban living.
Berkeley, California

East Bay Vivarium

An amazing collection of fantastic reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and insects.
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities.
Vulcan, Alberta

Vulcan

Live long and prosper in Vulcan, Alberta.