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Queens, New York

Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Guerilla gardeners reclaimed this abandoned railroad land literally putting down roots.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Brooklyn, New York

Silent Barn

A massive art collective tries a new take on Brooklyn's DIY music scene—by making it fully legal.
Shenzhen Shi, China

Window of the World

130 replicas of world wonders squeezed into just 118 acres of space.
tt. Cái Rồng, Vietnam

Hang Sung Sot

Ha Long Bay's "Cave of Surprises" houses a popular phallic rock formation.
New York, New York

Onieals Grand Street Bar

A prohibition era watering hole for the police.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
Seattle, Washington

A Sound Garden

A huge musical sculpture and other art installations on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grounds.
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Pinball Museum

Couple's personal collection of pinball machines turned public pinball museum.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
New York, New York

United Palace Theatre

One of the last Jazz Age "Wonder Theaters" in New York City.
Brooklyn, New York

Lite Brite Neon Studio

Neon signs that grace the windows of Bergdorf Goodman's and Tiffany & Co. come from this studio in Brooklyn.
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Spot Where WWI Ended

American involvement in World War I officially ended in 1921 in New Jersey, three years late and thousands of miles from the battlefield.
Houston, Texas

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern

A 90-year-old underground water reservoir offers a more industrial kind of tranquility.
Houston, Texas

David Adickes Studio

Giant heads occasionally litter the industrial, Houston neighborhood where sculptor David Adickes has his studio.
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
Houston, Texas

Aurora Picture Show

Local arts organization founded in a former church.
Houston, Texas

Art Car Museum

At the "Garage Mahal" in Houston, car culture is about more than just driving.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Brewery Barrel Room

2,000 barrels of aging beer hidden in a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
New York, New York

The Players

A posh members-only club with a literally dramatic history.
Lakewood, Colorado

Casa Bonita

At this Denver landmark, the meals are compulsory, the sopapillas are complimentary, and the insanity is everywhere.