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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
44.9787, -93.2570
House of Balls
Minneapolis, Minnesota

House of Balls

Funhouse of found art and participatory sculpture.
44.9684, -93.2513
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store
Middletown, Connecticut

Wild Bill's Nostalgia Store

A reliquary of pop culture marvels, including the world's largest (and most terrifying) Jack-in-the-Box.
41.5861, -72.6749
Overlooking New York Harbor.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
40.6590, -73.9956
New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations.
40.7357, -73.9905
Interior of the Hunterian Museum
London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery.
51.5154, -0.1159
A road sign directing you to Truth or Consequences.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences

This quirky hot springs town known to locals as "T or C" was named after a radio show.
33.1284, -107.2528
This laundromat is more than it seems.
Brooklyn, New York

Sunshine Laundromat

One of New York's best collections of pinball is hidden in a secret bar in the back of this laundromat.
40.7293, -73.9536
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items.
51.5168, -0.1176
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
The exterior of the new store
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.

This shop for all your super spy needs hides an educational secret.
41.9061, -87.6706
Bombay Beach, California. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
33.3506, -115.7296
Shades of Death Road
Independence Township, New Jersey

Shades of Death Road

This ominously named New Jersey street seems to be attracting over-the-top legends of its own making.
40.9169, -74.8956
Wigwam Village #6 is one of seven original Wigwam Village Motels.
Holbrook, Arizona

The Wigwam Village #6

A motel dedicated to Southwestern nostalgia.
34.9027, -110.1688
The Brooklyn Theatre Fire obelisk.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery's Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
40.6591, -73.9958
1920s Subway Car complete with ceiling fansPhoto by Curious Expeditions
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
40.6890, -73.9861