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The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
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The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
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Iron township , Missouri

Elephant Rocks State Park

Giant granite rocks standing end-to-end like a train of circus elephants.
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The pin point impression wall gives spectators of all ages the chance to create 3D works of art.
St. Louis, Missouri

The Magic House

The Magic House provides a beautiful and creative environment for curious youngsters to get their knowledge on.
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Grant's Farm is the official home of the Budweiser Clydesdales.
St. Louis, Missouri

Grant's Farm

What was once a presidential estate is now an exotic menagerie and home to the Budweiser Clydesdales.
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Turtle Playground.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
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St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
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Close up of some of the 40,000 padlocks of love.
Cologne, Germany

Cologne's Love Locks Bridge

Thousands of tourists and residents in Cologne affix "love padlocks" on the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to symbolize their affections.
50.9415, 6.9656
Cologne, Germany

Church of St. Ursula

A church filled with the bones of hundreds of virgins martyrs—or so they say.
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Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Cross

Largest illuminated advertisement sign in the world.
51.0222, 6.9885
Düsseldorf-Rheinholz Rhine Powerline Crossing, under the legs of the right pylon the railway link to Holthausen substation runs
Dusseldorf, Germany

Düsseldorf-Reisholz Rhine Powerline Crossing

An electrical pylon under whose legs a normal gauge train can run.
51.1610, 6.8323
An exterior shot of the Carson Mansion.
Eureka, California

The Carson Mansion

Commonly referred to as the most photographed Victorian home in the United States.
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Piercy, California

Confusion Hill

An optical illusion found amid a logged redwood forest.
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(Wikimedia Commons)
Orick, California

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns.
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Eureka, California

Romano Gabriel Wooden Sculpture Garden

Folk art crafted from discarded vegetable crates.
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