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Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Rosicrucian Pyramids of Bucks County

The headquarters of the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, complete with Rosicrucian pyramids, all in the Pennsylvania woods.
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Berkeley Springs Castle

A wealthy widow lived the high life in this Gilded Age country house.
Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage.
Los Angeles, California

Lummis Home ("El Alisal")

A castle that was built stone by stone by an eccentric journalist.
San Bernardino, California

Kelso Dunes

The largest dune field in the Mojave offers a chance of hearing the 'singing sands.'
San Bernardino County, California

Amboy Crater

This dormant volcanic crater has been converted from a roiling pit of magma to a pleasant hiking spot.
Loveland, Ohio

Harry Andrews' Chateau Laroche

A castle built by an eccentric medieval enthusiast in rural Ohio.
San Bernardino, California

Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Healing Center

A former utopian healing center created by a huckster and built by derelicts.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Paxton, NE

Ole's Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge

What do a giraffe, an elephant, and reasonably priced steaks have in common? This roadside restaurant filled with exotic taxidermy.
Lincoln, Nebraska

Pioneers Park Pillars

Four ionic columns from the Treasury Department building ended up in a park in Nebraska.
Centreville, Virginia

Foamhenge

Exact replica of the monument made using Styrofoam.
Munfordville, Kentucky

Kentucky's Stonehenge

The creator relocated nearly every large rock he could find over 1000 acres in order to create his masterpiece.
Odessa, Texas

Stonehenge Replica

Massive stacked rocks in Texas prove the benefits of technology.
Elberta, Alabama

Bamahenge

Alabama has a fiberglass Stonehenge—and with apologies to Spinal Tap, this one is full-size.
Ingram, Texas

Stonehenge II

A recreated stonehenge stands in country field, with Easter Island moai heads standing as sentries.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Riverside, California

Tio's Tacos

Mexican food and folk art.
Versailles, Kentucky

Castle Post

This modern castle sat empty for decades before a fire inspired its builders to complete its luxury halls.
Camdenton, Missouri

Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

European castle ruins in an American state park are actually the product of death and grief.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
Oakland, California

Joaquin Miller Monuments

Odd stone and concrete monuments in the "Poet of the Sierras" eclectic folly garden.
Newark, California

Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brightens the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.