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Las Vegas, Nevada

Secret Pizza

A tiny slice shop hides down an unmarked hallway in a Las Vegas casino.
Burnham-on-Crouch, England

Burnham Minefield Control Tower

This observation tower is one of two of its kind that still exist in the United Kingdom.
Bucharest, Romania

The House of Ceaușescu

The kitsch mansion of the former Romanian president Nicolae Ceaușescu features a golden bathroom.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Apollo Moonprints in Cement

The imprints of astronaut Charles Duke’s moon boots live on at Myrtle Beach’s official South Carolina Hall of Fame.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Anti-Saxophone Sign at SSE

Absolutely no saxophones in the library.
Soquel, California

Land of Medicine Buddha

A Buddhist retreat built on more than 100 acres of California Redwood forest.
Beine, France

Corkscrew and Vineyard Museum

View one man's eccentric collection of nearly 5,000 corkscrews, then sip some Chablis.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kissing Hill

This park built on a former fortress has a reputation for romance.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Site of the World's First KFC

In 1952, this restaurant began selling the Colonel's “secret” recipe.
Broxburn, Scotland

William Wallace Marker

This unassuming stone is possibly the oldest Scottish memorial to the 13th-century knight.
Stowe, Vermont

Trapp Family Lodge

Vermont's hills are alive with the sound of music at this historic hotel.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cannonball House

This cannonball embedded in the side of an Edinburgh house once served a surprisingly pedestrian purpose.
Norwich, England

Grave of Thomas Gooding

Does being buried standing up help you get into heaven faster?
Wangaratta, Australia

Grave of Daniel "Mad Dog" Morgan

The burial site of one of the most notorious bushrangers in Australia's history.
Rennes-le-Château, France

The Blue Apples Of Rennes-le-Château

The way that light hits a stained glass window on a specific day is one of many "clues" to a mysterious treasure.
Medford, Massachusetts

Wright's Tower

Dedicated to "the father of U.S. life insurance."
Las Vegas, Nevada

The First Telephone in Las Vegas

The so-called "Father of Las Vegas" had the city's first telephone installed in his office in 1907.
Norwich, England

Fye Bridge

One of the oldest bridges in Norwich was used during the English witch trials and is said to be haunted.
Minakami, Japan

Doai Train Station

Would you spend the night in Japan's deepest train station?
Hveragerði, Iceland

Hveragerði Sunnumӧrk Shopping Center

The Hveragerði fissure runs through this unassuming shopping center.
Leuven, Belgium

Paep Thoon

Banished from town, this local jester concocted a clever return.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Center of the Universe

Apparently, the whole cosmos emanates from this plain concrete tower.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

George Washington Turquoise Stone

A 6,888-carat piece of turquoise that bears a striking resemblance to the first President of the United States.
Milan, Italy

Case a Igloo

In the 1940s, Italian architect Mario Cavallè built a dozen of these round homes in northern Milan.