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Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
A miniature erotic scene
Paris, France

Museum of Eroticism

Inside a former cabaret, seven floors of erotic art.
48.8836, 2.3338
The Crystal King
West Liberty, Ohio

Ohio Caverns

These sub-farmland caves are home to a majestic stalactite known as the "Crystal King."
40.2385, -83.6992
Mac-O-Chee Castle
West Liberty, Ohio

Piatt Castles

This pair of eccentric Ohio castles were built by a pair of brothers who wanted to bring a bit of class to the Ohio wilderness.
40.2511, -83.7269
Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities
Chicago, Illinois

Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities

This morbid, delightful curiosity shop offers everything from animal bones to human teeth.
41.9761, -87.6690
Leather Archives & Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Leather Archives & Museum

Chicago's museum dedicated to the history of bondage and fetishism is more textbook than titillation.
41.9986, -87.6683
The march of time.
Chicago, Illinois

The Fountain of Time

A hollow cement depiction of time's inexorable effect on the human body.
41.7868, -87.6075
Jospeh F. Lizzadro, Sr. holding a 675 carat blue topaz
Elmhurst, Illinois

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Museum dedicated to the art of cutting and polishing stones.
41.8953, -87.9424
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

Mount Horeb Trollway

Bypass decorated with large wooden troll carvings.
43.0086, -89.7385
What may be the most worrisome part of the house.
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections.
43.0970, -90.1349
International Museum of Surgical Science
Chicago, Illinois

International Museum of Surgical Science

A monument to the art of slicing people open.
41.9101, -87.6268
Shafer, Minnesota

Franconia Sculpture Park

Community arts organization that hosts a rotating collection of over 75 contemporary sculptures.
45.3796, -92.7036
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Treaty Oak
Jacksonville, Florida

Treaty Oak

This ancient octopus-like tree was saved from destruction thanks to shady reporting.
30.3170, -81.6581
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Temple

A gothic church spire sits atop this skyscraper, the tallest church in the world.
41.8822, -87.6283
Chicago, Illinois

Wicker Park

Once called the "Polish Gold Coast" it is an icon of the neighborhood that bears its same name.
41.9080, -87.6767
Lamp House
Madison, Wisconsin

Lamp House

Hidden away in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a nearly forgotten home that Frank Lloyd Wright built for a childhood friend.
43.0771, -89.3824
Signal Mountaint's spaceship house
Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Spaceship House

Live long and prosper in Tennessee.
35.1063, -85.3484
The Rainbow Hall
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Rock City

A bizarre roadside attraction and the first instance of miniature golf in the world.
34.9740, -85.3504
The Devil's Millhopper
Gainesville, Florida

The Devil's Millhopper

This giant Florida sinkhole cum national landmark hides a rainforest-like micro-environment.
29.7069, -82.3950
Jasper Newton Smith. (Wikimedia Commons)
Atlanta, Georgia

Oakland Cemetery

Civil War soldiers, captains of industry, and paupers all interred on historic grounds.
33.7461, -84.3691
Georgia Guidestones
Elberton, Georgia

Georgia Guidestones

A mysterious monument meant to be a guide into "an Age of Reason."
34.2320, -82.8944
The famous Tree That Owns Itself
Athens, Georgia

The Tree That Owns Itself

A white oak with property rights.
33.9551, -83.3823
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196