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Saint-Denis, France

Art Workshop of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux

This hidden workshop is filled with molds of France's most iconic sculptures.
Phoenicia, New York

The Anglers Parlor, aka The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection

On the second floor of a small town library is an homage to angling and memorial to a great local fisherman.
Leavenworth, Washington

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum

This impressively large collection includes crackers shaped like Jimmy Carter, Mickey Mouse, and more.
Suzhou, China

London Tower Bridge Replica

The Chinese have long been excellent at the art of copying, but this epic replica takes the biscuit.
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

Madrid's romantically ornate crystal palace has been offering shelter to plants and art for over a century.
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Nacional de Cartografía

This museum dedicated to cartography is housed in a former 17th-century convent.

Null Island

A busy island at the center of the world that doesn’t actually exist.
Provincetown, Massachusetts

Toys of Eros

This stimulating sex toy museum is sure to arouse the interest of its visitors.
Lodi, California

The Original Home of A&W Root Beer

A plaque and memorabilia collection mark where A&W got its start.
La Morra, Italy

Cappella Delle Brunate (Barolo Chapel)

This brightly-colored chapel is a contemporary jewel standing in the middle of a La Morra vineyard.
Almenno San Bartolomeo, Italy

Collection of Peddler Bicycles

An eclectic collection of highly specialized bicycles once used by artisans for their specific needs.
Pulpí, Spain

Geoda de Pulpí (Pulpí Geode)

Peek into a cave of giant, glimmering crystals.
Santa Rosa, California

Crane Melon Barn

This California family's ancestral melon is sold only here.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

‘Welcome to Cleveland’ Sign

This rooftop sign has been confusing Milwaukee-bound airline passengers for decades.
Kearney, Nebraska

Morris Press Cookbook Store

Inside this magical collection, you can buy recipes cooked up by church ladies, motorcycle clubs, and clowns.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Lookout

A former coastguard watch post turned bothy with unrivaled views of the sea.
Castelsardo, Italy

Roccia dell'Elefante (Elephant's Rock)

This weird, elephant-shaped rock also hosts two ancient tombs.
Lisbon, Portugal

Museu da Marioneta (Museum of Puppetry)

This museum contains a vast array of puppets and marionettes from all over the world, featuring incredible works by Portuguese creators.
Port Richey, Florida

The Obscuratorium

An author's private collection of quirky travel-trinkets and oddities has become a rotating mini-museum in the window of a local bookstore.
Durham, North Carolina

Durham's Hidden Dinosaur

Don't be surprised if you see a long-necked dinosaur peeking out from among the trees in Northgate Park.
Lake Louise, Alberta

Lake Agnes Teahouse

Take a hike to this remote, scenic tea stop in the Canadian Rockies.
Tokyo, Japan

Sengaku-Ji

This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Art Library

Leaf through over 30,000 artists' sketchbooks in what may be the world's largest collection of doodles
Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds State Park

The only diamond mine in the world where you can keep what you find.