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(The Frazer Center)
Atlanta, Georgia

Cator Woolford Gardens

Secret gardens just a few miles from downtown Atlanta.
33.7700, -84.3272
Noguchi Playscape
Atlanta, Georgia

Noguchi Playscape

This angular brutalist playground turns playtime into modern art time.
33.7849, -84.3777
A staircase excavated from the tuff leads to a depth of 120 feet (40 meters).
Naples, Italy

Naples Underground

A labyrinth of ancient tunnels hidden below the city holds the ruins of 2,500 years of history.
40.8511, 14.2568
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
40.7507, 14.4841
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
The Swinging Bridge
Suches, Georgia

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge

They call this long foot bridge a swinging bridge, but really it's the bouncing you have to watch out for.
34.7361, -84.1673
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460
Etowah Indian Mounds
Cartersville, Georgia

Etowah Indian Mounds

These ancient ritual mounds are our best window into the culture of the ancient Mississippians.
34.1251, -84.8077
Nachoochee Mound
Helen, Georgia

Nacoochee Mound

This lovely burial mound is actually a replica that was installed after archeologists excavated the original.
34.7658, -83.6987
Brasstown Bald Historical Marker
Blairsville, Georgia

Brasstown Bald

Georgia's highest point was given its strange name thanks to a simple translation error.
34.8742, -83.8107
The ice box cemetery. (Kimberly Hicks/Atlas Obscura)
Clayton, Georgia

Ice Box Cemetery

Abandoned bait shop with a front lot filled with storage boxes.
34.9212, -83.5304
Tiger, Georgia

Goats On The Roof

Happiness is a goat on a roof.
34.8397, -83.4197
Looking down the lobby
Chicago, Illinois

Palmer House Hilton

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.
41.8803, -87.6269
The epicenter of LGBTQ culture in Atlanta.
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks

A colorful square marks the heart of the city's LGBTQ community.
33.7817, -84.3803
54 Columns by Sol LeWitt
Atlanta, Georgia

54 Columns

Atlanta's strange assortment of concrete pillars inspires reflection in some, confusion in others.
33.7613, -84.3673
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
Menu cover from the original Trader Vic's.
Atlanta, Georgia

Trader Vic's

Mai Tais and Navy Grog served up in one of the original tiki bars.
33.7616, -84.3833
Ribbon cutting at Door #6
Atlanta, Georgia

Tiny Doors ATL

Scattered around Atlanta are tiny little doors with great big charm.
33.7736, -84.3644
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta White House

3/4-scale model of the White House in Atlanta, Georgia.
33.8437, -84.2894
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Cyclorama

The Battle of Atlanta in 360 degrees, featuring Clark Gable as a corpse.
33.7341, -84.3722
Atlanta, Georgia

The Krog Street Tunnel

An underground magnet for ever-changing street art.
33.7523, -84.3634
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
41.8796, -87.6237