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Reno, Nevada

Wilbur D. May Museum

An eccentric millionaire's personal curio collection includes at least one shrunken head.
Nørre Nebel, Denmark

Værnhytterne

This quiet bird sanctuary on the Danish coast is home to something not usually found in a conservation area: hunters' cabins.
Prosser, Washington

Gravity Hill

The strange phenomenon causing gravity to "work backwards" on this hill has been blamed on the paranormal.
Victoria, British Columbia

Miniature World

A famous hotel houses an impression collection of mini dioramas and giant doll houses.
Wamego, Kansas

Beecher Bible and Rifle Church

This historic church is named for abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher and the ruse to arm his fellow abolitionists.
Puebla, Mexico

Secrets of Puebla Tunnels

A 500-year-old series of tunnels long believed to be folkloric was uncovered beneath the streets of Puebla.
Tambopata, Peru

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick

The world's largest clay lick, where parrots gather to snack.
London, England

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner

A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony.
Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

Texas Marker at Pointe Du Hoc Bunker

The Lone Star plaque hangs in a bombed-out bunker in Normandy to honor a Texan colonel's heroic actions on D-Day.
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where fettuccine Alfredo made its United States debut.
Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Puerto Maldonado Obelisco

This space-age looking obelisk rises over a city in the rainforest, meant to resemble the local castaña tree.
Prague, Czechia

London Booster

A bus with a butt and biceps to put Olympic athletes to shame.
Sasebo, Japan

Henn-Na Hotel

The world’s first hotel to be run by robots.
Washington, D.C.

Godey Lime Kilns

A historic ruin just 20 feet away from a busy highway onramp.
Tambopata, Peru

Tres Chimbadas Lake

This small oxbow lake has rare giant river otters and some Seussian-sounding birds.
Diwan, Australia

Daintree Entomological Museum

Australia's largest collection of rare and bizarre insects.
Washington, D.C.

NASA Full Scale Wind Tunnel Propeller

While most wind tunnels test scale models, the "Cave of Winds" was large enough for actual airplanes.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

The platform atop this verdant volcano was built with the help of a royal elephant.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

Around 100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Floydada, Texas

Boston Terrier Museum

An old abandoned pharmacy building in Texas is brimming with collectibles and images of the little tuxedoed pooch.
Washington, D.C.

Potomac Park Flood Levee

This mysterious structure by the Washington Monument is a flood barrier designed to protect the White House against rising waters.
Čačersk, Belarus

Chachersk Airplane

A decommissioned Soviet airplane has been used as a movie theater and a cultural center.
Kashi Diqu, China

Kashgar Livestock Market

Be careful not to get trampled at this lively two thousand-year-old market.
San Jose, California

Grave of Bert Barrett’s Left Arm

The rest of him lived another 61 years and was buried elsewhere.