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Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
Stanhope, New Jersey

Waterloo Village

Historic town settled in the 19th century because of its convenient location along a popular coal transport route.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Harry's Occult Shop

Century-old shop, specializing in Occult products.
Brooklyn, New York

Broken Angel

An illegally built ramshackle mansion tucked in the middle of Brooklyn is now being turned into condominiums.
Moab, Utah

Hole n' the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees.
Glover, Vermont

Bread and Puppet Museum and Theater

Cheap art and political theater in Vermont.
Burlington, Vermont

Tallest Filing Cabinet on Earth

38-drawer structure claims the superlative title, but it isn't the world's only giant filing cabinet.
Portland, Oregon

Kidd's Toy Museum

Gigantic private toy museum featuring among finest collections of antique mechanical banks in existence.
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Dog Chapel

Small chapel celebrating the spiritual bond between dogs and humans.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
Forks, Washington

Tree Graveyard

Shoreline strewn with the remains of ghostly fallen trees.
Denver, Colorado

Packrat Antiques

Curios, scientific antiques, oddities for sale.
Antonito, Colorado

Cano's Castle

Gleaming self-built castle towers made from beer cans and inspired by "Vitamin Mary Jane."
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
Portland, Oregon

3D Center of Art and Photography

Taking the 3D art experience far beyond blue and red glasses.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

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

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Portland, Oregon

24 Hour Church of Elvis

The World's First 24 Hour Coin-Operated Art Gallery!! Plastic, Styrofoam, and Elvis--If you can't get rid of it, you might as well worship it!!
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.