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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey

Batsto Village

This historic iron-working village is now a ghost town so immaculate that it looks as though it was recently built.
Weatherly, Pennsylvania

Eckley Miners' Village

This eerily well-preserved coal town was saved from destruction by a Sean Connery movie.
Yermo, California

Calico Ghost Town

A desert ghost town—occupied for only 12 years—was once home to more than 500 silver mines.
Stanley, Idaho

Custer Ghost Town

See just what life was like in a 19th-century prospecting town.
Keeler, California

Cerro Gordo

A lawless town deep in Death Valley was famous for its riches and death rate.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Elkmont Historic District

An abandoned town is hidden in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Carthage, Missouri

Red Oak II

When he found his hometown was no more, Lowell Davis decided to recreate a "new" ghost town from scratch.
Ardmore, South Dakota

Ardmore Ghost Town

Abandoned businesses, homes, and rusted cars are all that remains of this stopover town.
Kaltbach, Switzerland

Kaltbach Cave

A 22-million-year-old sandstone cave is a natural habitat for award-winning cheese.
Laadla, Estonia

Kingdom of Torgu

A clerical error gave rise to this imaginary micronation in the southwestern corner of Estonia.
Brooklyn, New York

Mill Basin Kosher Delicatessen

Come for the pastrami, stay for the million-dollar art.
Mentone, Indiana

Mentone Egg

A giant concrete egg marks this Indiana town as the "Egg Basket of the Midwest."
Los Angeles, California

Riverside Roundabout

An L.A. traffic island where the faces of locals have been carved into massive granite eggs.
Hilversum, Netherlands

World's Largest Mosaic Egg

Made of 41,900 pieces of mosaic, it took two years to piece together this giant egg.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Jadeite Cabbage With Insects

An imperial art museum offers edible versions of its most treasured displays in an on-site fine-dining restaurant.
London, England

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Historic cuisine meets fine dining in a hotel-restaurant overlooking Hyde Park.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Frank Lloyd Wright's Burnham Block

Six tiny houses built for working class people form the largest intentional cluster of Wright homes anywhere.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

One of Frank Lloyd Wright's final works was this UFO church.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
Liverpool, England

Western Approaches Museum

Hiding in plain sight is a World War II-era bunker that looks like it's frozen in time.
Antarctica

Leningradskaya

This abandoned Antarctic research station is a Soviet ghost frozen in time.
Goathland, England

Goathland Station

Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station is also a charming blast from the past situated in North Yorkshire.
Wallace, Idaho

Oasis Bordello Museum

After this former brothel closed, its interior remained almost frozen in time.
Stekene, Belgium

Hotel Casanus

Somewhere there is a giant who can no longer poop, but now travelers can stay inside his anus.