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Joshua Tree, California

The Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum

Explore 10 acres of environmental sculptures.
Joshua Tree, California

Institute of Mentalphysics

Located on 420 acres in the high desert, this spiritual center is dedicated to the "science of the future."
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

A music-filled, booze-soaked oasis in the desert.
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
New York, New York

John M. Mossman Lock Collection

Hundreds of antique bank vault locks on display in New York City.
New York, New York

Holographic Studios Inc.

The world's oldest hologram gallery and the labyrinthine laser laboratory of a holography pioneer.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities is home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from the classic horror film.
Washington, D.C.

Owney the Postal Dog

The traveling postal dog covered 48 states and more than 140,000 miles in his lifetime, and lives on as taxidermy patched up with a rabbits foot and a pigs ear.
Weston, West Virginia

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A particularly creepy abandoned hospital that sparks interest for lovers of the supernatural.
Philippi, West Virginia

Mummies of Philippi

Two insane asylum bodies embalmed by an amateur.
Moundsville, West Virginia

Grave Creek Mound

The largest burial mound in the United States holds the remains of prehistoric West Virginians.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman Statue

This red-eyed chrome beast pays homage to the popular modern myth of West Virginia's insectoid monster.
Beverly Hills, California

24-Hour-Sprinkles

Ingenious bakery opens up the first Cupcake ATM at their flagship location in Beverly Hills.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Los Angeles, California

The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign

A cult following celebrates the legend that belies this curious podiatrists' office sign which has worked its way into song, literature, animation, and the visual arts.
Los Angeles, California

The Silent Movie Theater

The last of its kind in the country.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
Los Angeles, California

Templo Santa Muerte

A shrine to a skeleton saint in the city of angels.
Los Angeles, California

Aetherius Society's American Headquarters

"Prepare yourself! You are to become the voice of Interplanetary Parliament."