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Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Los Angeles, California

Triforium

A visionary, futuristic sculpture in Los Angeles that never met its extraterrestrial potential.
Kensington, Maryland

Washington, D.C. Mormon Temple

The tallest Mormon temple in the world soars above the Beltway.
Cambridge, England

Queens' College Moondial

A complicated contraption for telling time by the moon.
London, England

Tyburn Tree Marker

Never actually a tree at all, this spot was the site of London's public hangings for nearly 600 years.
London, England

Site of Execution Dock

Where condemned pirates met their grisly end at the gallows on the River Thames.
Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland

Zakłady Włókien Chemicznych

Dubbed "Wistom" by locals, this abandoned factory is an urban explorer's dream.
Whistler, British Columbia

Parkhurst Ghost Town

An abandoned logging settlement nestled in the woods near a popular ski town.
London, England

Gordon Museum of Pathology

One of the world's largest collections of pathological specimens.
Clifton, Arizona

Clifton Cliff Jail

This Old West prison built into the side of a cliff was said to be inescapable.
Jefferson City, Missouri

Veterinary Museum of Missouri

This museum presents a dogged pursuit of 500 years of veterinary history.
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Pottawattamie Squirrel Cage Jail

The world's only three-story rotary jail is now a museum to a bizarre trend in prison design.
Kimball, South Dakota

South Dakota Tractor Museum

An impressive collection of farm equipment and other artifacts from life on the prairie.
Fortville, Indiana

Martini-Drinking Pink Elephant

The bespectacled, cocktail-sipping pachyderm is a strange but fitting liquor store mascot.
Kearney, Nebraska

Morris Press Cookbook Store

Where you can buy a cookbook from some random family's recipes to add to your own collection.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

B-1 Flat Top in Oak Ridge

One of the Cemestos prefab homes built to secretly house thousands of Manhattan Project workers.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge "The Secret City"

The secret city built by the Manhattan Project.
New York, New York

The Museum of Interesting Things

A hands-on traveling collection of the innovative devices of yesteryear.