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An Indian Blue Peacock in courting mode. (amberjol/Atlas Obscura)
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
30.3145, -97.7691
Lindow Man, on display at the British Museum.
London, England

Lindow Man

Naturally mummified 2,000-year-old man.
51.5180, -0.1270
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
St. Audoen's Gate.
Dublin, Ireland

Saint Audoen's Gate

The enchanting archway is the only surviving portal into Dublin's lost medieval wall.
53.3440, -6.2740
The pub is best known as being a meeting spot of the Inklings.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
51.7572, -1.2603
The colour coded directions are integrated into the signs.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
43.6487, -79.3781
The main hall with portrait of founder Pierre Faucher.
Rigaud, Québec

Sucrerie de la Montagne

This shack nestled in a 120-acre forest of maple trees in Mont-Rigaud is a wonderland of sugary syrup.
45.4519, -74.3078
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
43.6425, -79.3873
Montreal, Québec

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt.
45.5087, -73.5540
Insect Tastings, yum!
Montreal, Québec

Insectarium of Montreal

The biggest museum dedicated to insects in North America, one of the largest in the world.
45.5579, -73.5557
The airfiled
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

Earhart Airfield

From this isolated strip of land in Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
47.6856, -53.2539
The stables, where 50 Clydesdales would be kept in the mine.
Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

Bell Island Mine Museum

This former iron ore mine comes alive with fascinating stories of its history.
47.6463, -52.9493
Oxford, England

Pitt Rivers Museum

Ancient Egyptian wigs, South American feather headresses, a bounty of anthropological artifacts in Oxford.
51.7590, -1.2564
Cell Doors
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
53.3419, -6.3096
Kingship and Sacrifice
Dublin, Ireland

Kingship and Sacrifice

This permanent collection of preserved bodies taken from Irish bogs is one of the leading authorities on such morbid mummies.
53.3404, -6.2549
Dublin, Ireland

Natural History building, National Museum of Ireland

Dublin's "Dead Zoo" serves as a window to Victorian museum design.
53.3399, -6.2524
Oscar Wilde Statue in Merrion Square Park, across the street from his childhood home
Dublin, Ireland

Statue of Oscar Wilde

The comedy and tragedy of Oscar Wilde is preserved in a Dublin park, captured in a sculpture of colorful stone.
53.3408, -6.2506
The statue to Phil Lynott, outside of Bruxelles pub
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll.
53.3413, -6.2607
Statue of the Children of Lir by Oisín Kelly, symbolizing rebirth and resurrection, added in 1971
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin's Garden of Remembrance

Amidst the bustling streets of Dublin, there is a hushed garden that is dedicated to "All those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom."
53.3539, -6.2641
Dildo, Newfoundland
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dildo, Newfoundland

This oddly named town refuses to change its phallic moniker.
47.5706, -53.5556
S.S. Kyle
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

S.S. Kyle

This huge ship ran aground and has simply been left to sit there ever since.
47.6705, -53.2538
The Tablelands, Gros Morne National Park.
Division No. 9, Subd. A, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Tablelands

This rocky spread has been squeezed up directly from the bowels of the earth.
49.4360, -57.9876
Saint Lunaire-Griquet, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse Aux Meadows

An ancient Viking village in North America that predates Columbus by 500 years.
51.5953, -55.5312